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Strength of Schedule Ratings are a function of the FEI ratings of a given team's opponents and the location (home/away/neutral) of each game. Overall SOS ratings represent the likelihood than an elite team (two standard deviations better than average) would go undefeated against the given team's entire schedule.

The table includes the average number of losses an elite team would have against the schedule (EL), the average number of losses a good team (one standard deviation better than average) would have against the schedule (GL), and the average number of losses an average team would have against the schedule (AL). The total number of games in the given team's entire schedule against FEI top 5 opponents (v5), top 15 opponents (v15), top 30 opponents (v30), and top 50 opponents (v50) is also included.

The strength of the given team's regular season schedule discounting conference championship games and bowl games (RSOS), as well as the average number of elite team losses (REL), good team losses (RGL), and average team losses (RAL) that would be expected against the given team's regular season schedule are also included.

 

Strength of Schedule Interactive
Visualization featuring FEI strength of schedule data updated weekly throughout the 2016 season
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2016 Strength of Schedule

 

Rk Team W-L SOS EL GL AL   v5 v15 v30 v50   Rk RSOS REL RGL RAL
1 Clemson 13-1 .027 2.62 5.79 9.61   2 4 7 10   51 .263 1.18 3.51 6.81
2 Auburn 7-5 .029 2.33 4.80 7.88   2 4 4 6   1 .042 2.00 4.09 6.96
3 Alabama 13-1 .034 2.64 6.19 9.99   2 5 8 10   33 .195 1.43 4.05 7.24
4 Ohio State 11-2 .042 2.38 5.02 7.92   2 5 5 7   17 .122 1.72 4.12 6.93
5 USC 10-3 .055 2.06 4.47 7.73   2 3 5 7   4 .075 1.80 3.83 6.83
6 Florida 9-4 .056 2.07 4.45 7.47   1 3 4 5   41 .233 1.23 3.15 5.74
7 Pittsburgh 7-5 .057 2.07 4.68 7.61   1 4 6 8   3 .063 1.96 4.32 6.87
8 Florida State 9-3 .062 2.22 5.22 8.50   2 3 6 9   13 .107 1.80 4.43 7.54
9 Mississippi State 5-7 .062 1.80 3.96 7.04   1 3 4 6   2 .063 1.79 3.85 6.67
10 Wisconsin 11-3 .068 2.18 5.12 8.46   2 5 5 8   16 .119 1.70 3.89 6.69
11 Texas A&M 7-5 .072 1.71 3.98 7.22   1 3 4 6   8 .082 1.59 3.59 6.45
12 Kentucky 6-6 .073 1.69 3.81 6.74   1 1 4 5   6 .080 1.60 3.49 6.03
13 Rutgers 1-10 .077 1.91 4.11 6.71   3 4 4 6   5 .077 1.91 4.11 6.71
14 Penn State 11-3 .080 2.03 4.75 8.12   2 4 5 8   31 .162 1.44 3.40 6.30
15 Mississippi 4-7 .081 1.91 4.50 7.71   1 4 4 6   7 .081 1.91 4.50 7.71
 
Rk Team W-L SOS EL GL AL   v5 v15 v30 v50   Rk RSOS REL RGL RAL
16 North Carolina State 6-6 .082 1.77 4.18 7.22   1 3 5 6   9 .087 1.71 3.93 6.60
17 LSU 7-4 .087 1.87 4.40 7.42   1 3 5 7   12 .106 1.68 3.87 6.58
18 Syracuse 3-8 .091 1.70 4.13 7.41   1 2 5 8   10 .091 1.70 4.13 7.41
19 Colorado 9-4 .097 1.90 4.70 8.16   2 4 6 7   35 .196 1.32 3.39 6.37
20 Louisville 9-4 .098 1.60 3.60 6.46   1 3 4 5   23 .140 1.29 2.91 5.54
21 Indiana 6-7 .098 1.69 3.53 6.16   2 3 3 5   14 .109 1.58 3.18 5.43
22 Arkansas 6-6 .098 1.79 4.53 8.01   1 3 5 8   15 .119 1.62 4.03 7.18
23 Kent State 2-8 .099 1.39 2.67 4.61   1 3 3 3   11 .099 1.39 2.67 4.61
24 Virginia Tech 9-4 .103 1.75 4.36 7.80   1 2 5 7   62 .317 1.05 3.24 6.24
25 Washington 11-2 .105 1.59 3.73 6.83   1 2 5 6   85 .464 .71 2.34 5.04
26 Nebraska 9-4 .106 1.70 3.82 6.81   1 2 3 6   18 .128 1.53 3.33 5.98
27 Michigan 10-3 .110 1.70 4.02 6.94   1 4 5 6   26 .153 1.42 3.35 6.03
28 South Carolina 5-7 .117 1.47 3.52 6.82   1 1 3 5   21 .133 1.36 3.13 6.06
29 Boston College 6-6 .130 1.62 3.77 6.39   1 2 4 6   20 .131 1.61 3.73 6.18
30 Northwestern 7-5 .130 1.57 3.93 7.11   1 3 4 6   28 .153 1.42 3.47 6.31
 
Rk Team W-L SOS EL GL AL   v5 v15 v30 v50   Rk RSOS REL RGL RAL
31 Michigan State 2-9 .130 1.71 4.25 7.00   2 4 5 7   19 .130 1.71 4.25 7.00
32 Western Kentucky 10-3 .132 1.18 2.45 5.14   1 1 1 4   27 .153 1.03 1.89 3.82
33 Wake Forest 6-6 .137 1.56 3.68 6.56   1 2 3 5   30 .155 1.45 3.30 5.80
34 Maryland 5-7 .138 1.55 3.52 6.17   2 3 3 4   22 .139 1.54 3.45 5.92
35 Georgia Tech 8-4 .139 1.59 4.05 7.16   1 2 5 5   24 .140 1.57 3.95 6.80
36 Illinois 2-9 .145 1.56 3.84 6.83   1 3 4 7   25 .145 1.56 3.84 6.83
37 Tennessee 8-4 .147 1.45 3.77 7.41   1 1 3 5   29 .154 1.40 3.56 6.84
38 Duke 3-8 .192 1.46 4.19 7.45   0 1 5 8   32 .192 1.46 4.19 7.45
39 Tulsa 9-3 .194 1.22 2.69 5.12   1 1 2 4   34 .196 1.21 2.66 4.94
40 Oklahoma 11-2 .196 1.42 4.16 7.92   1 3 5 6   44 .246 1.22 3.59 7.06
41 Troy 9-3 .202 .97 2.06 4.51   1 1 1 2   37 .209 .94 1.88 3.99
42 Stanford 10-3 .203 1.36 3.95 7.71   1 2 5 7   42 .238 1.21 3.49 6.91
43 Oregon State 3-8 .204 1.35 3.70 6.93   1 1 5 7   36 .204 1.35 3.70 6.93
44 Iowa 8-4 .215 1.33 3.61 6.54   1 3 4 6   46 .256 1.17 3.14 5.72
45 Arizona State 4-7 .215 1.26 3.38 6.38   1 2 4 5   38 .215 1.26 3.38 6.38
 
Rk Team W-L SOS EL GL AL   v5 v15 v30 v50   Rk RSOS REL RGL RAL
46 Bowling Green 3-8 .221 1.10 2.51 4.93   1 1 2 3   39 .221 1.10 2.51 4.93
47 Miami 8-4 .224 1.37 4.29 7.99   0 1 5 9   48 .259 1.24 3.87 7.21
48 North Carolina 6-5 .224 1.30 3.75 7.19   0 2 5 7   47 .256 1.17 3.35 6.42
49 Oregon 3-8 .232 1.29 3.75 6.99   1 2 5 6   40 .232 1.29 3.75 6.99
50 Kansas State 8-4 .235 1.27 3.71 7.09   0 2 4 5   52 .268 1.15 3.32 6.32
51 Kansas 1-10 .243 1.24 3.73 7.22   0 2 3 5   43 .243 1.24 3.73 7.22
52 Minnesota 8-4 .245 1.19 3.20 6.17   0 2 3 5   56 .289 1.04 2.74 5.36
53 Arizona 2-9 .252 1.25 3.79 7.09   1 2 6 7   45 .252 1.25 3.79 7.09
54 Central Florida 5-7 .257 1.10 2.75 5.42   1 1 2 5   50 .262 1.08 2.61 4.98
55 West Virginia 9-3 .261 1.20 3.72 7.28   0 3 4 5   72 .362 .92 3.06 6.37
56 California 5-7 .262 1.18 3.56 6.97   1 2 4 6   49 .262 1.18 3.56 6.97
57 Baylor 6-6 .269 1.15 3.37 6.69   0 2 4 5   65 .324 .98 2.88 5.86
58 Oklahoma State 9-3 .271 1.14 3.41 6.91   0 1 4 5   63 .318 1.00 2.96 6.11
59 Missouri 3-8 .272 1.13 3.25 6.18   0 1 4 4   53 .272 1.13 3.25 6.18
60 Vanderbilt 5-7 .278 1.16 3.73 7.46   0 1 4 7   61 .310 1.06 3.38 6.72
 
Rk Team W-L SOS EL GL AL   v5 v15 v30 v50   Rk RSOS REL RGL RAL
61 Idaho 8-4 .283 1.04 2.61 4.98   1 1 2 4   59 .305 .97 2.34 4.32
62 UCLA 4-8 .284 1.15 3.62 6.94   0 1 5 7   54 .284 1.15 3.62 6.94
63 Hawaii 6-7 .284 1.01 2.45 4.96   1 1 2 4   55 .287 1.00 2.39 4.71
64 Utah State 2-9 .291 1.10 3.24 6.24   0 1 3 5   57 .291 1.10 3.24 6.24
65 Notre Dame 4-8 .300 1.08 3.41 6.82   0 2 4 6   58 .300 1.08 3.41 6.82
66 Washington State 8-4 .301 1.07 3.24 6.29   1 1 4 5   68 .332 .98 2.91 5.57
67 Texas 5-7 .306 1.05 3.27 6.65   0 2 3 5   60 .306 1.05 3.27 6.65
68 Louisiana Monroe 3-8 .323 .96 2.56 4.92   0 2 2 3   64 .323 .96 2.56 4.92
69 Iowa State 3-8 .324 1.03 3.28 6.55   0 2 3 5   66 .324 1.03 3.28 6.55
70 Georgia State 2-9 .326 .96 2.61 4.96   0 1 1 4   67 .326 .96 2.61 4.96
71 Texas Tech 4-7 .333 1.00 3.28 6.65   0 2 3 5   69 .333 1.00 3.28 6.65
72 Virginia 2-9 .336 1.00 3.28 6.58   0 1 5 6   70 .336 1.00 3.28 6.58
73 Utah 8-4 .352 .94 3.02 6.23   1 2 4 4   71 .361 .92 2.87 5.76
74 Houston 8-4 .359 .92 2.89 5.98   0 1 2 6   76 .390 .84 2.59 5.29
75 TCU 5-7 .368 .92 3.23 6.94   0 2 3 4   77 .392 .86 2.97 6.30
 
Rk Team W-L SOS EL GL AL   v5 v15 v30 v50   Rk RSOS REL RGL RAL
76 Akron 4-7 .372 .84 2.40 5.02   0 2 3 4   73 .372 .84 2.40 5.02
77 Colorado State 6-6 .384 .88 2.81 5.88   0 0 2 5   74 .388 .87 2.75 5.65
78 Georgia 7-5 .389 .89 3.26 7.17   0 1 4 6   79 .412 .83 3.01 6.55
79 East Carolina 2-9 .389 .87 2.86 5.91   0 0 1 6   75 .389 .87 2.86 5.91
80 Purdue 2-9 .398 .85 2.76 5.77   0 2 2 5   78 .398 .85 2.76 5.77
81 Temple 9-4 .401 .82 2.51 5.59   0 1 1 4   88 .466 .67 1.97 4.35
82 Navy 8-5 .402 .86 3.19 7.24   0 0 1 8   89 .467 .72 2.62 5.89
83 Ohio 7-6 .404 .83 2.47 5.05   0 1 3 4   110 .578 .50 1.53 3.45
84 Central Michigan 5-7 .406 .82 2.75 5.82   0 2 3 4   84 .458 .71 2.37 5.06
85 Appalachian State 10-3 .417 .80 2.51 5.19   0 1 3 4   91 .479 .67 2.09 4.41
86 Northern Illinois 5-6 .419 .79 2.47 5.15   0 1 2 4   80 .419 .79 2.47 5.15
87 Memphis 7-5 .431 .79 2.83 6.38   0 0 2 7   102 .531 .60 2.29 5.53
88 Florida Atlantic 2-9 .433 .73 1.93 3.84   0 1 2 3   81 .433 .73 1.93 3.84
89 Georgia Southern 4-7 .433 .76 2.47 5.32   0 1 1 5   82 .433 .76 2.47 5.32
90 BYU 8-4 .443 .76 2.61 5.89   0 0 3 4   90 .474 .69 2.35 5.24
 
Rk Team W-L SOS EL GL AL   v5 v15 v30 v50   Rk RSOS REL RGL RAL
91 Toledo 8-4 .452 .71 2.29 5.06   0 1 2 3   99 .510 .60 1.91 4.30
92 SMU 4-7 .453 .75 2.79 6.42   0 0 1 6   83 .453 .75 2.79 6.42
93 Western Michigan 12-1 .462 .68 2.20 5.17   0 1 2 3   124 .717 .32 1.30 3.73
94 San Jose State 3-8 .464 .71 2.35 5.05   0 0 1 5   86 .464 .71 2.35 5.05
95 Cincinnati 3-8 .464 .72 2.53 5.78   0 0 2 6   87 .464 .72 2.53 5.78
96 Southern Mississippi 6-6 .481 .63 1.87 4.36   0 1 1 3   93 .486 .62 1.82 4.12
97 Massachusetts 1-10 .483 .67 2.25 4.95   0 0 2 4   92 .483 .67 2.25 4.95
98 Louisiana Tech 8-5 .489 .66 2.29 5.30   0 0 2 3   123 .707 .33 1.35 3.72
99 Tulane 3-8 .490 .67 2.37 5.56   0 0 1 5   94 .490 .67 2.37 5.56
100 Rice 2-9 .491 .65 2.12 4.61   0 0 2 3   95 .491 .65 2.12 4.61
101 Old Dominion 9-3 .497 .64 1.88 4.02   0 0 1 3   96 .502 .63 1.79 3.70
102 South Florida 10-2 .501 .64 2.27 5.21   0 1 1 4   97 .506 .63 2.19 4.91
103 North Texas 4-8 .502 .62 2.04 4.63   0 0 2 3   98 .508 .61 1.93 4.27
104 Wyoming 7-6 .503 .66 2.59 6.48   0 0 2 5   116 .608 .48 1.95 5.09
105 Boise State 10-3 .507 .64 2.44 5.96   0 0 2 3   105 .541 .58 2.18 5.32
 
Rk Team W-L SOS EL GL AL   v5 v15 v30 v50   Rk RSOS REL RGL RAL
106 Connecticut 2-9 .515 .62 2.09 4.83   0 0 1 4   100 .515 .62 2.09 4.83
107 Arkansas State 8-4 .515 .60 1.99 4.50   0 1 2 3   101 .531 .57 1.82 4.00
108 Fresno State 0-11 .536 .59 2.13 5.05   0 0 1 4   103 .536 .59 2.13 5.05
109 Marshall 2-9 .539 .58 1.87 4.19   0 0 3 3   104 .539 .58 1.87 4.19
110 Eastern Michigan 6-6 .541 .56 2.00 5.03   0 1 2 2   106 .551 .54 1.87 4.61
111 Army 6-5 .560 .55 1.91 4.56   0 0 0 4   109 .566 .54 1.88 4.42
112 Charlotte 3-8 .562 .53 1.66 3.80   0 0 1 2   107 .562 .53 1.66 3.80
113 UNLV 3-8 .564 .53 1.78 4.27   0 0 1 2   108 .564 .53 1.78 4.27
114 New Mexico State 3-9 .581 .51 1.92 4.80   0 0 0 3   111 .581 .51 1.92 4.80
115 Texas State 1-10 .593 .50 1.83 4.64   0 0 1 3   112 .593 .50 1.83 4.64
116 San Diego State 10-3 .598 .49 1.88 4.90   0 0 1 1   127 .776 .25 1.09 3.36
117 UTSA 5-7 .598 .49 1.72 4.31   0 0 0 2   113 .604 .48 1.63 4.00
118 Ball State 3-8 .605 .47 1.66 4.12   0 1 2 2   114 .605 .47 1.66 4.12
119 Buffalo 2-9 .605 .45 1.45 3.75   0 1 1 1   115 .605 .45 1.45 3.75
120 New Mexico 8-4 .614 .46 1.67 4.18   0 0 1 2   117 .625 .45 1.54 3.77
 
Rk Team W-L SOS EL GL AL   v5 v15 v30 v50   Rk RSOS REL RGL RAL
121 Florida International 4-8 .639 .41 1.39 3.63   0 0 1 2   118 .639 .41 1.39 3.63
122 Miami (OH) 6-6 .660 .39 1.52 4.17   0 0 1 2   120 .674 .37 1.38 3.73
123 Air Force 9-3 .666 .39 1.66 4.65   0 0 1 2   119 .673 .38 1.57 4.34
124 Louisiana Lafayette 5-7 .667 .39 1.60 4.39   0 0 1 2   121 .676 .38 1.48 4.00
125 South Alabama 4-7 .689 .36 1.53 4.25   0 0 0 3   128 .785 .24 1.13 3.49
126 Middle Tennessee 7-5 .694 .35 1.31 3.75   0 0 1 2   122 .701 .34 1.29 3.62
127 Nevada 4-7 .725 .31 1.15 3.33   0 0 0 2   125 .725 .31 1.15 3.33
128 UTEP 3-8 .745 .28 1.11 3.29   0 0 0 1   126 .745 .28 1.11 3.29