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Strength of Schedule Ratings are a function of the current FEI ratings of a given team's schedule of opponents and the location (home/away/neutral) of each game. EL ratings represent the average number of losses an elite team (two standard deviations better than average) would have against the schedule. GL ratings represent the average number of losses a good team (one standard deviation better than average) would have against the schedule. AL ratings represent the average number of losses an average team would have against the schedule. The total number of games in the given team's schedule against FEI top 10 opponents (v10), top 20 opponents (v20), top 30 opponents (v30), top 40 opponents (v40), and top 50 opponents (v50) is also provided. Schedule strength ratings against opponents faced to date are represented in the PEL (expected elite team losses to date), PGL (good team), and PAL (average team) columns.

 

 

2017 Strength of Schedule (updated through 12/9 games)

 

Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   PEL Rk PGL Rk PAL Rk
1 Auburn 9-3 2.87   5.58 1 8.51 7   5 6 7 7 7   2.53 1 4.87 1 7.58 11
2 TCU 9-3 2.38   5.19 5 8.40 8   2 5 5 7 8   2.14 2 4.58 4 7.51 12
3 Georgia 11-1 2.33   4.64 12 7.66 20   3 5 5 5 5   1.77 11 3.79 26 6.68 34
4 Oklahoma 12-1 2.27   5.37 2 8.89 5   2 6 6 8 9   1.68 16 4.50 8 7.91 6
5 Florida State 5-6 2.06   4.80 10 8.17 11   2 4 7 7 8   2.04 3 4.65 3 7.72 7
6 Clemson 11-1 1.99   5.33 3 9.18 1   2 4 8 9 9   1.57 21 4.54 6 8.22 2
7 Mississippi State 7-4 1.97   3.97 28 6.78 42   3 3 5 5 5   1.82 8 3.52 38 5.98 55
8 Notre Dame 9-3 1.97   5.26 4 9.13 2   1 5 8 9 10   1.84 6 4.85 2 8.35 1
9 Ohio State 11-2 1.95   4.82 9 8.17 10   3 5 5 6 8   1.73 12 4.24 14 7.31 18
10 Boston College 7-5 1.93   4.87 8 8.84 6   1 3 7 8 9   1.72 13 4.30 11 7.98 5
11 Maryland 3-8 1.89   4.56 13 7.62 22   4 4 4 6 8   1.89 4 4.56 5 7.62 10
12 Wake Forest 6-5 1.86   4.44 18 8.17 9   1 3 5 6 7   1.83 7 4.26 13 7.65 8
13 Georgia Tech 4-6 1.84   3.79 34 6.34 59   2 3 5 5 6   1.84 5 3.79 25 6.34 47
14 Iowa 7-5 1.83   4.67 11 7.94 15   3 5 6 6 8   1.67 17 4.20 15 7.12 20
15 North Carolina State 7-4 1.80   4.52 15 7.97 14   1 3 5 7 7   1.69 15 4.16 19 7.22 19
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   PEL Rk PGL Rk PAL Rk
16 Texas 6-6 1.80   4.40 19 7.41 31   1 5 5 6 7   1.78 9 4.28 12 7.01 26
17 Syracuse 3-8 1.78   4.53 14 7.64 21   1 3 7 8 8   1.78 10 4.53 7 7.64 9
18 USC 11-2 1.77   4.92 7 9.07 3   1 4 4 7 9   1.37 36 4.15 21 8.13 3
19 Alabama 10-1 1.76   3.64 47 6.50 52   2 3 4 5 5   1.12 61 2.75 70 5.51 75
20 Stanford 9-4 1.74   5.03 6 8.93 4   1 5 5 7 9   1.50 30 4.42 9 8.05 4
21 West Virginia 6-5 1.74   4.29 22 7.51 26   1 4 5 7 9   1.66 18 4.00 22 6.84 27
22 Miami 9-2 1.73   4.27 24 7.78 18   2 3 5 6 7   1.35 38 3.51 39 6.84 28
23 Texas Tech 5-6 1.71   4.48 17 8.17 12   1 4 4 9 9   1.63 19 4.17 18 7.48 14
24 Kansas 0-11 1.70   4.38 20 7.49 27   1 4 4 6 8   1.70 14 4.38 10 7.49 13
25 South Carolina 7-4 1.65   3.35 57 6.12 67   2 2 3 4 4   1.53 26 2.98 61 5.36 80
26 Iowa State 6-5 1.64   4.29 23 7.82 17   1 4 5 7 8   1.52 27 3.88 24 7.04 23
27 UCLA 6-6 1.64   4.48 16 8.13 13   1 3 4 6 8   1.55 24 4.15 20 7.42 15
28 LSU 8-3 1.61   3.87 33 6.79 41   2 4 4 5 5   1.28 42 3.16 53 5.86 59
29 Michigan State 9-3 1.60   4.31 21 7.77 19   2 4 4 6 7   1.50 29 3.95 23 7.03 25
30 Baylor 1-10 1.59   4.18 26 7.32 32   1 4 4 6 8   1.59 20 4.18 17 7.32 17
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   PEL Rk PGL Rk PAL Rk
31 Michigan 8-4 1.59   3.79 35 6.77 43   3 3 4 4 5   1.56 23 3.62 34 6.28 50
32 Nebraska 4-8 1.57   4.19 25 7.41 30   3 4 5 5 7   1.57 22 4.19 16 7.41 16
33 Fresno State 8-4 1.55   3.52 52 6.20 65   2 2 4 5 6   1.44 33 3.17 52 5.46 76
34 Mississippi 5-6 1.54   3.19 61 5.51 86   2 3 4 4 4   1.54 25 3.19 50 5.51 74
35 Louisville 7-4 1.54   4.10 27 7.41 29   1 3 6 7 7   1.38 35 3.62 35 6.59 38
36 Virginia Tech 8-3 1.51   3.73 39 6.64 50   1 4 4 4 5   1.27 44 3.12 55 5.76 63
37 Arkansas 3-8 1.50   3.72 40 6.62 51   2 4 5 5 5   1.50 28 3.72 29 6.62 36
38 Penn State 10-2 1.49   3.66 46 6.66 49   2 3 3 4 6   1.14 58 2.92 63 5.73 65
39 Illinois 2-10 1.47   3.66 45 6.38 57   2 3 4 5 6   1.47 31 3.66 32 6.38 44
40 Indiana 4-7 1.47   3.70 41 6.35 58   3 3 4 5 6   1.47 32 3.70 30 6.35 46
41 Oklahoma State 9-3 1.45   3.97 29 7.45 28   1 3 4 6 7   1.32 40 3.56 36 6.67 35
42 Rutgers 3-8 1.40   3.74 37 6.75 46   3 3 4 5 6   1.40 34 3.74 28 6.75 32
43 Kansas State 6-5 1.40   3.74 38 6.73 47   1 4 4 5 6   1.36 37 3.54 37 6.18 52
44 Navy 6-6 1.36   3.93 31 7.53 25   1 2 4 5 6   1.34 39 3.78 27 7.06 22
45 Missouri 6-5 1.35   2.92 72 5.59 82   2 2 3 4 4   1.25 45 2.57 78 4.86 96
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   PEL Rk PGL Rk PAL Rk
46 Memphis 9-2 1.34   3.40 55 6.21 62   2 3 3 5 5   1.12 60 2.82 67 5.34 82
47 Kent State 1-10 1.31   3.17 63 6.31 60   1 1 2 2 4   1.31 41 3.17 51 6.31 48
48 Akron 6-6 1.31   3.87 32 7.55 24   1 2 5 6 7   1.18 53 3.44 43 6.76 31
49 Oregon 6-5 1.31   3.67 44 7.09 35   1 2 3 5 7   1.17 54 3.23 47 6.30 49
50 Washington State 8-3 1.29   3.76 36 7.30 33   1 3 4 4 7   1.21 48 3.46 42 6.62 37
51 Utah 5-6 1.29   3.68 43 7.06 37   1 3 3 5 6   1.25 46 3.48 41 6.51 39
52 Texas A&M 6-5 1.28   3.57 50 6.67 48   2 3 5 5 5   1.14 57 3.14 54 5.88 58
53 Pittsburgh 4-7 1.27   3.64 48 6.76 44   1 3 5 5 6   1.27 43 3.64 33 6.76 30
54 Arizona State 7-5 1.27   3.95 30 7.85 16   1 3 4 4 8   1.11 62 3.48 40 7.03 24
55 Purdue 6-6 1.27   3.52 53 7.00 39   1 2 3 4 7   1.20 51 3.25 46 6.35 45
56 Tennessee 3-8 1.24   2.92 73 5.70 78   2 2 3 3 3   1.24 47 2.92 64 5.70 66
57 Kentucky 6-5 1.23   3.02 69 6.21 63   1 2 3 3 4   1.15 56 2.73 71 5.54 71
58 Tulane 4-7 1.21   2.95 71 5.89 70   1 1 2 5 6   1.21 49 2.95 62 5.89 57
59 California 4-7 1.20   3.36 56 6.47 54   1 3 3 4 5   1.20 50 3.36 45 6.47 41
60 Wisconsin 12-1 1.19   3.63 49 7.57 23   1 3 5 6 7   0.97 71 3.04 59 6.70 33
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   PEL Rk PGL Rk PAL Rk
61 Oregon State 0-11 1.18   3.68 42 7.09 36   1 3 3 5 6   1.18 52 3.68 31 7.09 21
62 Northwestern 9-3 1.18   3.22 58 6.42 56   2 3 4 4 6   1.17 55 3.12 56 6.06 54
63 Minnesota 5-7 1.12   3.20 59 6.10 68   1 2 3 4 6   1.12 59 3.20 49 6.10 53
64 Virginia 5-6 1.08   3.54 51 7.17 34   0 2 5 6 7   0.99 68 3.22 48 6.47 40
65 SMU 6-5 1.07   3.18 62 6.12 66   1 2 3 5 5   1.06 63 3.07 58 5.77 62
66 Temple 5-6 1.06   2.97 70 5.88 71   1 2 2 5 6   1.05 64 2.87 66 5.53 72
67 North Carolina 2-9 1.04   3.43 54 6.80 40   0 2 5 5 6   1.04 65 3.43 44 6.80 29
68 Washington 9-2 1.03   3.12 64 6.47 53   1 2 2 4 5   0.68 91 2.39 81 5.54 70
69 Louisiana Monroe 4-8 1.02   2.37 85 4.91 97   1 1 2 3 3   1.02 66 2.37 82 4.91 93
70 Vanderbilt 4-7 1.01   2.65 78 5.42 87   2 2 2 3 3   1.01 67 2.65 75 5.42 77
71 East Carolina 3-8 0.99   2.82 74 5.76 77   1 1 3 5 5   0.99 69 2.82 68 5.76 64
72 Central Florida 11-0 0.98   2.74 76 5.83 75   1 1 3 5 5   0.48 108 1.91 99 4.86 95
73 Florida 4-7 0.98   2.56 81 5.55 84   1 1 2 4 4   0.98 70 2.56 79 5.55 69
74 Appalachian State 7-4 0.98   2.05 98 4.37 108   1 1 3 3 3   0.86 78 1.67 110 3.61 123
75 Colorado 4-7 0.96   3.08 66 6.20 64   1 2 2 4 6   0.96 72 3.08 57 6.20 51
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   PEL Rk PGL Rk PAL Rk
76 North Texas 8-4 0.95   3.02 68 6.24 61   0 1 3 4 5   0.86 79 2.68 74 5.52 73
77 Georgia Southern 2-9 0.95   2.24 89 4.73 100   1 1 1 2 2   0.95 73 2.24 84 4.73 97
78 Tulsa 2-10 0.94   3.02 67 6.44 55   0 1 3 6 6   0.94 74 3.02 60 6.44 42
79 UTEP 0-12 0.91   2.21 90 4.96 95   1 1 1 1 3   0.91 75 2.21 86 4.96 91
80 Arizona 6-5 0.91   3.11 65 6.75 45   0 1 2 5 6   0.78 84 2.70 73 5.98 56
81 Connecticut 2-9 0.89   2.63 79 5.58 83   1 2 3 4 4   0.89 76 2.63 76 5.58 68
82 BYU 3-9 0.89   2.75 75 5.60 81   1 2 4 4 5   0.89 77 2.75 69 5.60 67
83 Duke 5-6 0.88   3.20 60 7.06 38   0 1 3 4 7   0.81 82 2.91 65 6.39 43
84 Utah State 5-6 0.84   2.12 97 4.36 109   1 1 3 3 3   0.83 81 2.07 92 4.12 109
85 Western Michigan 5-6 0.84   2.62 80 5.40 88   0 1 2 2 4   0.84 80 2.62 77 5.40 78
86 Army 8-3 0.84   2.49 82 5.62 80   1 1 1 2 4   0.77 85 2.21 85 4.96 92
87 Cincinnati 3-8 0.80   2.72 77 5.79 76   1 1 1 4 4   0.80 83 2.72 72 5.79 61
88 Colorado State 6-5 0.78   1.93 103 4.26 111   1 1 2 2 2   0.74 87 1.73 106 3.70 120
89 Florida International 7-4 0.78   2.14 95 4.59 103   1 1 2 2 2   0.75 86 2.00 95 4.15 105
90 Nevada 3-8 0.72   2.42 83 5.26 90   0 0 2 3 5   0.72 88 2.42 80 5.26 84
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   PEL Rk PGL Rk PAL Rk
91 Florida Atlantic 9-3 0.72   1.99 101 4.87 99   1 1 1 2 2   0.71 90 1.93 98 4.63 101
92 Miami (OH) 4-7 0.71   2.01 100 4.57 104   0 1 1 1 2   0.71 89 2.01 94 4.57 102
93 South Florida 8-2 0.67   1.75 108 3.82 120   1 1 1 2 3   0.61 93 1.50 116 3.19 125
94 UNLV 5-6 0.66   1.61 115 3.62 126   1 1 1 1 2   0.66 92 1.61 113 3.62 122
95 Northern Illinois 7-4 0.62   2.42 84 5.84 74   0 1 2 2 4   0.56 101 2.16 89 5.20 86
96 Air Force 4-7 0.61   2.19 92 5.16 91   0 0 1 3 5   0.61 94 2.19 87 5.16 87
97 Wyoming 6-5 0.61   1.96 102 4.32 110   0 1 2 2 2   0.58 96 1.80 104 3.84 114
98 Toledo 10-2 0.61   2.20 91 5.54 85   0 1 1 1 3   0.57 98 1.99 96 4.98 89
99 Central Michigan 7-4 0.60   2.30 88 5.67 79   0 1 2 2 4   0.59 95 2.16 88 5.25 85
100 San Diego State 9-2 0.60   2.15 94 5.02 92   0 1 2 3 5   0.53 103 1.87 100 4.36 104
101 Georgia State 6-4 0.59   1.55 117 3.69 125   1 1 1 2 2   0.58 97 1.50 117 3.46 124
102 Bowling Green 2-9 0.56   2.30 87 5.85 73   0 0 1 1 5   0.56 99 2.30 83 5.85 60
103 Rice 1-11 0.56   2.02 99 4.97 94   0 1 1 2 3   0.56 100 2.02 93 4.97 90
104 Eastern Michigan 5-7 0.56   2.14 96 5.31 89   0 0 1 1 4   0.56 102 2.14 91 5.31 83
105 Houston 7-4 0.55   2.32 86 5.87 72   0 0 1 3 5   0.52 104 2.15 90 5.36 79
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   PEL Rk PGL Rk PAL Rk
106 Marshall 7-5 0.53   1.80 107 4.43 106   0 0 2 2 2   0.52 105 1.72 107 4.12 110
107 Troy 9-2 0.51   1.65 112 4.06 117   0 0 2 2 2   0.50 106 1.58 114 3.77 117
108 Boise State 10-3 0.50   2.18 93 5.94 69   0 0 0 2 3   0.46 110 1.96 97 5.35 81
109 New Mexico 2-9 0.49   1.82 105 4.67 102   0 0 1 1 2   0.49 107 1.82 102 4.67 99
110 Ohio 7-4 0.47   1.90 104 4.92 96   0 0 2 2 2   0.46 109 1.84 101 4.66 100
111 South Alabama 3-8 0.42   1.61 114 4.13 116   0 1 1 2 2   0.42 111 1.61 112 4.13 108
112 Old Dominion 4-7 0.42   1.63 113 4.15 114   0 0 2 2 2   0.42 112 1.63 111 4.15 106
113 San Jose State 1-11 0.41   1.81 106 5.01 93   0 0 0 2 4   0.41 113 1.81 103 5.01 88
114 Charlotte 1-10 0.41   1.67 111 4.57 105   0 0 1 2 2   0.41 114 1.67 109 4.57 103
115 Massachusetts 3-8 0.39   1.51 118 3.98 118   0 1 1 1 2   0.39 115 1.51 115 3.98 111
116 Ball State 1-10 0.38   1.74 109 4.88 98   0 0 1 1 2   0.38 116 1.74 105 4.88 94
117 Middle Tennessee 6-6 0.38   1.51 119 4.25 112   0 0 1 1 1   0.35 119 1.33 121 3.73 119
118 Buffalo 5-6 0.38   1.68 110 4.72 101   0 0 1 1 4   0.38 117 1.68 108 4.72 98
119 New Mexico State 6-6 0.37   1.47 120 4.22 113   0 0 0 2 2   0.36 118 1.38 119 3.90 112
120 Louisiana Tech 5-6 0.37   1.55 116 4.38 107   0 1 2 2 2   0.33 121 1.35 120 3.83 115
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   PEL Rk PGL Rk PAL Rk
121 Texas State 1-10 0.33   1.42 121 4.15 115   0 0 0 1 1   0.33 120 1.42 118 4.15 107
122 Idaho 3-8 0.31   1.25 123 3.70 124   0 0 0 1 1   0.31 122 1.25 122 3.70 121
123 Southern Mississippi 7-4 0.29   1.26 122 3.75 122   0 0 0 1 1   0.20 128 0.91 128 3.02 127
124 Louisiana Lafayette 4-7 0.27   1.18 126 3.74 123   0 0 0 0 0   0.27 123 1.18 125 3.74 118
125 Western Kentucky 5-6 0.26   1.01 128 3.18 129   0 0 1 1 1   0.25 125 0.98 126 3.03 126
126 Coastal Carolina 3-8 0.26   1.21 125 3.77 121   0 0 0 1 1   0.26 124 1.21 124 3.77 116
127 UAB 7-4 0.24   1.06 127 3.40 127   0 0 0 0 1   0.17 129 0.79 130 2.75 130
128 Hawaii 2-9 0.22   1.22 124 3.87 119   0 0 0 0 1   0.22 126 1.22 123 3.87 113
129 Arkansas State 6-4 0.21   0.98 129 3.27 128   0 0 0 1 1   0.20 127 0.92 127 3.01 128
130 UTSA 5-5 0.13   0.82 130 2.86 130   0 0 0 0 0   0.13 130 0.82 129 2.86 129