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Defensive Efficiency (DE) is the value generated per drive a team's opponent offenses adjusted for starting field position. DFEI is defensive efficiency adjusted for the strength of opponent offenses faced. Defensive Drive Success rate (DDS) is the percentage of opponent offensive drives that generate value greater than the starting field position value of the drive. Available Yards percentage (DAY) is the total number of yards surrendered by the defense divided by the number of yards available to be earned based on starting field position. First Down Rate (DFD) is the percentage of opponent offensive drives that result in a touchdown or at least one first down. Touchdown Rate (DTD) is the percentage of opponent offensive drives that result in a touchdown. Touchdown Rate After First Down (DTF) is the percentage touchdowns surrendered on opponent offensive drives that earn at least one first down. Ball Control Rate (DBC) is the percentage of opponent offensive drives that last four plays or more. Turnover Rate (DTO) is the percentage of opponent offensive drives that result in a fumble or interception.

Ratings and supporting data are calculated from the results of non-garbage possesssions in FBS vs. FBS games.

 

 

2017 DFEI Defense Ratings (final)

 

Rk Team W-L DFEI   DE Rk DDS Rk DAY Rk DFD Rk DTD Rk DTF Rk DBC Rk DTO Rk
1 Auburn 9-4 .89   1.25 4 .194 4 .339 8 .604 6 .132 5 .218 4 .597 27 .097 92
2 Alabama 12-1 .95   1.12 1 .175 1 .298 3 .620 12 .095 1 .153 1 .620 44 .124 53
3 Clemson 11-2 .97   1.12 2 .176 2 .279 1 .581 2 .108 2 .186 2 .541 4 .122 56
4 Georgia 12-2 1.00   1.34 5 .204 8 .335 7 .599 5 .132 4 .220 5 .566 10 .125 50
5 Wisconsin 13-1 1.05   1.12 3 .196 5 .299 4 .582 3 .111 3 .191 3 .556 6 .163 8
6 Ohio State 12-2 1.14   1.36 6 .201 7 .328 6 .611 7 .161 9 .264 10 .584 19 .141 31
7 Texas 7-6 1.31   1.49 11 .246 14 .347 10 .626 14 .168 11 .268 16 .575 14 .128 45
8 Michigan 8-5 1.39   1.41 7 .185 3 .291 2 .522 1 .159 8 .305 27 .490 1 .083 107
9 Washington 9-3 1.41   1.45 9 .205 9 .351 12 .639 19 .148 6 .231 6 .598 28 .148 21
10 Mississippi State 8-4 1.43   1.63 18 .259 22 .373 15 .652 23 .207 30 .318 35 .556 7 .156 18
11 Penn State 11-2 1.48   1.46 10 .197 6 .324 5 .619 10 .163 10 .264 11 .565 9 .136 36
12 Miami 9-3 1.49   1.60 16 .262 24 .382 21 .691 49 .181 15 .262 9 .644 65 .161 10
13 Iowa 8-5 1.51   1.64 19 .272 26 .414 36 .702 59 .185 17 .264 12 .669 80 .146 22
14 Virginia Tech 8-4 1.53   1.55 13 .221 10 .347 11 .621 13 .157 7 .253 7 .529 2 .114 66
15 Washington State 8-4 1.54   1.59 15 .255 18 .376 17 .664 34 .228 42 .343 45 .591 23 .154 20
 
Rk Team W-L DFEI   DE Rk DDS Rk DAY Rk DFD Rk DTD Rk DTF Rk DBC Rk DTO Rk
16 Boston College 7-6 1.55   1.71 23 .271 25 .380 19 .618 9 .194 23 .314 33 .588 21 .135 37
17 TCU 10-3 1.58   1.94 43 .291 37 .397 30 .715 68 .205 28 .287 20 .629 52 .106 79
18 Purdue 7-6 1.60   1.66 22 .244 13 .396 29 .656 27 .188 18 .286 19 .625 47 .113 70
19 Notre Dame 10-3 1.64   1.74 28 .303 45 .418 39 .662 33 .193 21 .292 22 .628 50 .124 52
20 Houston 7-5 1.64   1.88 36 .315 52 .456 62 .726 79 .192 20 .264 13 .658 73 .144 27
21 Florida State 6-6 1.66   1.80 32 .289 34 .412 35 .718 71 .225 39 .314 32 .683 90 .092 100
22 Central Florida 12-0 1.67   1.93 41 .275 28 .432 51 .725 77 .215 34 .296 23 .644 66 .181 2
23 Wyoming 7-5 1.68   1.44 8 .234 11 .379 18 .695 52 .184 16 .265 14 .596 26 .234 1
24 Michigan State 10-3 1.69   1.62 17 .261 23 .357 13 .655 26 .190 19 .290 21 .599 29 .141 32
25 Northwestern 10-3 1.70   1.64 20 .253 16 .388 24 .658 29 .196 25 .298 24 .646 67 .146 23
26 Appalachian State 8-4 1.73   1.75 30 .295 39 .405 34 .647 22 .194 24 .300 25 .619 42 .158 15
27 Utah 6-6 1.73   1.81 34 .301 42 .420 40 .629 16 .203 26 .322 38 .601 31 .161 11
28 Northern Illinois 7-5 1.75   1.56 14 .257 21 .340 9 .593 4 .168 12 .283 18 .557 8 .108 77
29 Temple 6-6 1.76   2.01 49 .333 59 .438 57 .709 62 .248 51 .350 47 .660 75 .106 78
30 Troy 10-2 1.78   1.55 12 .236 12 .397 32 .686 46 .179 13 .260 8 .636 55 .171 6
 
Rk Team W-L DFEI   DE Rk DDS Rk DAY Rk DFD Rk DTD Rk DTF Rk DBC Rk DTO Rk
31 Fresno State 9-4 1.79   1.65 21 .273 27 .397 31 .676 41 .180 14 .266 15 .640 61 .115 65
32 Iowa State 7-5 1.84   1.93 40 .289 35 .420 41 .674 40 .222 38 .330 40 .637 57 .111 72
33 South Carolina 8-4 1.84   1.90 38 .308 49 .446 58 .744 89 .203 27 .273 17 .714 108 .128 47
34 LSU 8-4 1.84   1.88 37 .279 30 .382 20 .636 18 .194 22 .305 28 .636 54 .085 104
35 Indiana 4-7 1.85   1.80 33 .276 29 .361 14 .628 15 .228 41 .363 55 .545 5 .076 111
36 South Florida 9-2 1.85   1.73 27 .255 19 .375 16 .669 38 .214 33 .320 36 .648 70 .145 24
37 Duke 6-6 1.87   1.73 26 .255 20 .389 26 .667 36 .206 29 .309 30 .617 39 .113 68
38 Boise State 11-3 1.91   1.71 24 .255 17 .383 22 .702 58 .217 37 .310 31 .671 82 .161 9
39 Eastern Michigan 5-7 1.92   1.72 25 .280 31 .387 23 .669 37 .210 31 .314 34 .586 20 .108 76
40 Utah State 5-7 1.93   1.87 35 .303 43 .423 44 .664 35 .217 36 .327 39 .612 35 .158 16
41 San Diego State 9-3 1.96   1.96 45 .294 38 .394 27 .619 11 .230 43 .372 60 .571 12 .111 71
42 UTSA 5-5 1.97   1.74 29 .252 15 .396 28 .631 17 .214 32 .338 43 .583 17 .175 5
43 USC 11-3 1.99   2.12 57 .339 62 .459 64 .745 92 .248 52 .333 42 .679 88 .139 34
44 Memphis 9-3 2.00   2.37 78 .344 65 .476 71 .714 67 .312 89 .436 99 .649 71 .175 4
45 Oregon 6-6 2.01   2.09 55 .322 56 .426 47 .685 45 .273 68 .398 78 .615 37 .133 41
 
Rk Team W-L DFEI   DE Rk DDS Rk DAY Rk DFD Rk DTD Rk DTF Rk DBC Rk DTO Rk
46 Marshall 8-5 2.03   1.93 42 .299 40 .427 49 .708 61 .215 35 .304 26 .681 89 .076 109
47 Kansas State 7-5 2.06   2.26 69 .369 80 .469 67 .709 63 .270 66 .380 67 .638 60 .135 38
48 Texas A&M 6-6 2.07   2.20 62 .345 66 .421 42 .612 8 .279 70 .455 105 .570 11 .121 57
49 Central Michigan 7-5 2.07   1.77 31 .289 36 .402 33 .660 31 .226 40 .343 44 .616 38 .145 25
50 Virginia 5-7 2.07   2.11 56 .321 55 .432 52 .701 57 .277 69 .396 76 .628 51 .117 61
51 Oklahoma 12-2 2.11   2.29 73 .364 76 .474 70 .710 64 .284 73 .400 81 .636 56 .105 83
52 Wake Forest 7-5 2.11   2.25 68 .358 71 .483 75 .748 94 .264 65 .353 49 .692 96 .126 49
53 North Carolina State 8-4 2.12   2.21 63 .341 63 .451 60 .696 53 .261 62 .375 64 .659 74 .109 74
54 Middle Tennessee 7-6 2.12   1.92 39 .309 50 .434 54 .697 55 .230 44 .330 41 .664 77 .066 119
55 Florida 4-7 2.12   2.07 54 .306 47 .425 45 .669 39 .250 54 .373 62 .605 34 .121 59
56 Arkansas State 6-5 2.15   1.98 46 .286 32 .389 25 .646 21 .238 46 .368 57 .592 24 .109 73
57 Stanford 9-5 2.21   2.27 70 .352 68 .472 68 .717 69 .255 57 .356 52 .669 81 .166 7
58 Navy 7-6 2.22   2.63 98 .398 97 .512 93 .719 73 .320 96 .446 103 .703 102 .094 98
59 Miami (OH) 4-7 2.22   2.06 52 .288 33 .468 65 .784 109 .240 47 .306 29 .728 116 .104 84
60 Ohio 8-4 2.23   1.94 44 .308 48 .427 48 .657 28 .245 48 .372 61 .601 32 .098 91
 
Rk Team W-L DFEI   DE Rk DDS Rk DAY Rk DFD Rk DTD Rk DTF Rk DBC Rk DTO Rk
61 Georgia State 7-4 2.24   2.04 51 .315 53 .426 46 .654 25 .254 55 .388 71 .577 15 .115 64
62 Arizona State 7-6 2.26   2.58 93 .400 99 .510 91 .738 81 .313 90 .424 91 .650 72 .100 88
63 California 4-7 2.27   2.43 82 .381 86 .488 81 .794 112 .294 81 .370 59 .690 93 .159 14
64 Oklahoma State 10-3 2.27   2.23 66 .353 69 .432 53 .641 20 .250 53 .390 72 .583 18 .122 55
65 Minnesota 5-7 2.27   2.06 53 .326 57 .421 43 .659 30 .264 63 .400 80 .574 13 .140 33
66 BYU 3-9 2.28   2.16 58 .342 64 .477 72 .725 78 .233 45 .322 37 .683 91 .108 75
67 Louisiana Tech 6-6 2.28   2.21 64 .336 60 .488 80 .719 72 .258 58 .359 54 .625 48 .180 3
68 Tulane 4-7 2.30   2.75 104 .381 85 .552 109 .796 115 .345 104 .433 97 .708 105 .142 29
69 Georgia Tech 4-6 2.30   2.18 60 .348 67 .435 55 .652 24 .261 61 .400 79 .600 30 .061 125
70 Southern Mississippi 7-5 2.31   2.03 50 .303 44 .428 50 .697 54 .246 50 .354 50 .648 69 .092 99
71 West Virginia 6-6 2.31   2.40 80 .395 92 .493 83 .713 66 .299 84 .420 90 .618 40 .102 85
72 Akron 6-7 2.31   2.40 81 .393 91 .539 106 .807 118 .293 80 .364 56 .733 118 .160 12
73 UAB 7-5 2.34   1.98 47 .304 46 .453 61 .710 65 .246 49 .347 46 .638 59 .130 44
74 Pittsburgh 4-7 2.34   2.39 79 .366 77 .483 74 .724 76 .285 74 .393 74 .642 62 .106 80
75 Florida Atlantic 10-3 2.36   2.31 74 .361 75 .484 78 .736 80 .264 64 .358 53 .688 92 .160 13
 
Rk Team W-L DFEI   DE Rk DDS Rk DAY Rk DFD Rk DTD Rk DTF Rk DBC Rk DTO Rk
76 Rutgers 3-8 2.37   2.37 77 .403 100 .507 90 .739 86 .286 77 .386 69 .672 84 .084 106
77 Toledo 10-3 2.38   2.23 65 .315 54 .437 56 .678 43 .255 56 .376 65 .624 46 .114 67
78 Buffalo 5-6 2.39   2.34 75 .361 73 .472 69 .699 56 .286 76 .409 82 .677 87 .105 81
79 Louisville 7-5 2.39   2.28 71 .313 51 .484 77 .769 98 .284 72 .369 58 .746 125 .142 28
80 Tennessee 3-8 2.40   2.48 85 .371 81 .484 76 .677 42 .315 91 .464 106 .637 58 .113 69
81 Missouri 6-6 2.40   2.37 76 .391 90 .458 63 .692 50 .286 75 .413 86 .632 53 .075 112
82 Massachusetts 3-8 2.40   2.17 59 .367 78 .469 66 .691 48 .288 78 .417 89 .590 22 .122 54
83 Idaho 3-8 2.41   2.28 72 .368 79 .496 85 .776 104 .272 67 .351 48 .696 99 .128 46
84 Western Michigan 5-6 2.42   2.23 67 .338 61 .415 38 .683 44 .302 86 .442 101 .540 3 .144 26
85 Texas Tech 5-7 2.45   2.55 91 .378 82 .529 101 .770 102 .318 93 .412 85 .709 106 .155 19
86 Baylor 1-10 2.45   2.60 96 .395 93 .518 96 .744 88 .318 94 .427 93 .612 36 .062 123
87 South Alabama 3-8 2.49   2.45 84 .400 98 .563 113 .800 116 .283 71 .354 51 .742 123 .125 51
88 Old Dominion 4-7 2.50   2.44 83 .354 70 .493 82 .769 99 .331 99 .430 94 .738 122 .100 89
89 New Mexico State 7-6 2.50   1.98 48 .299 41 .415 37 .695 51 .260 60 .374 63 .605 33 .141 30
90 Kent State 1-10 2.53   2.51 87 .397 94 .500 88 .686 47 .347 105 .506 120 .620 43 .116 63
 
Rk Team W-L DFEI   DE Rk DDS Rk DAY Rk DFD Rk DTD Rk DTF Rk DBC Rk DTO Rk
91 Syracuse 3-8 2.53   2.67 100 .380 84 .496 84 .723 74 .321 97 .444 102 .620 45 .058 126
92 Kentucky 6-6 2.53   2.50 86 .361 74 .506 89 .744 90 .293 79 .394 75 .692 95 .105 82
93 Western Kentucky 5-7 2.56   2.19 61 .331 58 .447 59 .662 32 .259 59 .391 73 .626 49 .101 87
94 North Carolina 2-9 2.57   2.53 88 .359 72 .522 98 .718 70 .298 83 .415 88 .618 41 .099 90
95 Mississippi 5-6 2.57   2.62 97 .397 95 .515 95 .738 83 .302 85 .409 83 .675 85 .095 94
96 Colorado 4-7 2.59   2.68 101 .451 113 .537 105 .779 106 .295 82 .379 66 .730 117 .090 102
97 Texas State 1-10 2.60   2.58 94 .390 89 .534 102 .780 108 .309 88 .396 77 .691 94 .057 128
98 UCLA 6-7 2.62   2.82 108 .461 117 .556 110 .789 110 .336 101 .425 92 .717 111 .072 115
99 Florida International 7-5 2.63   2.55 90 .408 103 .537 104 .815 122 .315 92 .387 70 .738 121 .131 43
100 Illinois 2-10 2.65   2.53 89 .386 88 .514 94 .742 87 .333 100 .449 104 .667 78 .136 35
101 Vanderbilt 4-7 2.68   2.76 105 .409 104 .520 97 .739 85 .348 106 .471 107 .704 104 .052 129
102 Georgia Southern 2-9 2.70   2.59 95 .381 87 .500 86 .738 82 .349 107 .473 108 .595 25 .127 48
103 Coastal Carolina 3-8 2.75   2.64 99 .398 96 .487 79 .754 95 .331 98 .438 100 .703 103 .085 105
104 Army 9-3 2.75   2.77 106 .404 101 .557 111 .828 124 .343 103 .415 87 .727 114 .121 58
105 New Mexico 2-9 2.76   2.83 109 .418 105 .479 73 .705 60 .361 110 .512 121 .582 16 .066 121
 
Rk Team W-L DFEI   DE Rk DDS Rk DAY Rk DFD Rk DTD Rk DTF Rk DBC Rk DTO Rk
106 Maryland 3-8 2.77   2.83 111 .427 109 .535 103 .769 100 .368 113 .478 110 .735 119 .094 97
107 SMU 6-6 2.78   2.97 116 .451 112 .568 116 .775 103 .380 115 .491 116 .676 86 .134 39
108 Colorado State 6-6 2.80   2.57 92 .380 83 .500 87 .745 91 .307 87 .412 84 .664 76 .117 62
109 Nebraska 4-8 2.83   2.81 107 .420 107 .528 100 .763 97 .366 112 .480 111 .695 98 .076 110
110 North Texas 8-5 2.83   2.83 110 .423 108 .511 92 .738 84 .362 111 .491 115 .671 83 .074 113
111 UNLV 5-6 2.84   2.71 102 .431 111 .572 117 .810 120 .353 108 .436 98 .759 127 .121 60
112 Nevada 3-8 2.86   2.90 113 .467 119 .590 124 .833 127 .358 109 .430 95 .775 129 .133 40
113 Cincinnati 3-8 2.92   3.00 117 .469 120 .581 120 .779 107 .336 102 .432 96 .717 110 .062 124
114 Charlotte 1-10 2.93   2.74 103 .407 102 .567 115 .832 126 .319 95 .383 68 .796 130 .071 117
115 Tulsa 2-10 2.97   3.17 123 .500 127 .616 128 .828 125 .396 119 .477 109 .701 101 .097 93
116 Arkansas 3-8 2.99   3.17 122 .487 124 .592 125 .807 119 .403 120 .500 118 .723 113 .101 86
117 Arizona 6-6 2.99   2.86 112 .420 106 .523 99 .748 93 .371 114 .495 117 .713 107 .133 42
118 Air Force 4-7 3.04   3.04 119 .462 118 .575 118 .812 121 .393 118 .484 112 .667 79 .077 108
119 Louisiana Lafayette 4-7 3.05   2.94 115 .429 110 .550 108 .778 105 .381 116 .490 114 .738 120 .095 96
120 Bowling Green 2-9 3.06   2.92 114 .457 116 .589 123 .795 114 .386 117 .485 113 .701 100 .157 17
 
Rk Team W-L DFEI   DE Rk DDS Rk DAY Rk DFD Rk DTD Rk DTF Rk DBC Rk DTO Rk
121 UTEP 0-12 3.07   3.24 126 .456 115 .576 119 .789 111 .439 126 .556 125 .719 112 .088 103
122 Connecticut 2-9 3.09   3.22 124 .484 123 .583 122 .770 101 .421 122 .546 124 .714 109 .063 122
123 Kansas 0-11 3.10   3.22 125 .492 126 .581 121 .794 113 .444 128 .560 126 .643 64 .048 130
124 Ball State 1-10 3.28   3.15 120 .483 122 .557 112 .759 96 .440 127 .580 129 .647 68 .069 118
125 Louisiana Monroe 4-8 3.38   3.16 121 .476 121 .564 114 .803 117 .422 123 .525 123 .728 115 .095 95
126 San Jose State 1-11 3.41   3.03 118 .453 114 .542 107 .723 75 .416 121 .576 128 .642 63 .066 120
127 Oregon State 0-11 3.52   3.66 129 .582 129 .642 129 .855 130 .491 129 .574 127 .745 124 .073 114
128 Rice 1-11 3.55   3.36 128 .524 128 .615 127 .848 129 .429 124 .506 119 .771 128 .057 127
129 Hawaii 2-9 3.62   3.32 127 .491 125 .611 126 .836 128 .436 125 .522 122 .755 126 .091 101
130 East Carolina 3-8 3.84   3.90 130 .595 130 .655 130 .820 123 .505 130 .615 130 .694 97 .072 116