Georgia’s moved back on top in Brian Fremeau’s latest FEI ratings. He gives the Dawgs about a 38% chance to run the table; only Clemson has better odds. (That says something about the state of the SEC East, no?)
What’s really interesting about his numbers is that Georgia is fourth in net points per drive (the difference between each team’s points scored per offensive drive and its points allowed per opponent offensive drive), despite being underwater in net starting field position (the difference between the average starting field position for each team’s offensive drives and its opponent’s offensive drives).
For context, Alabama, which is one spot ahead of the Dawgs in NPD, is 81 spots ahead in NFP, a difference on the field of over 16 yards.
Makes you wonder what this Georgia team might be capable of with a little more favorable starting position.