Top 50 in SuperWest Career Passing Efficiency Rating

Posted on February 2, 2024





  By SuperWest Sports Staff

In 1979, the NCAA developed the passing efficiency formula using average statistics from the previous 14 seasons of two-platoon football.

The rating ranges from −731.6 to 1261.6 and is calculated using the following formula:

{ (8.4 * yards) + (330 * touchdowns) – (200 * interceptions) + (100 * completions) } / attempts }

Among SuperWest players, Oregon’s Marcus Mariota leads the way with a rating of 171.8, followed by USC’s Caleb Williams, a 2023 addition, at 169.3.

A pair of Boise State quarterbacks, Kellen Moore (169.0) and Ryan Dinwiddie (168.9) rank third and fourth, respectively.

In addition to Williams, Oregon’s Bo Nix (149.6) and Washington’s Michael Penix Jr. (146.6) joined the SuperWest Top 50 list in 2023.

Below you’ll find an updated ranking of career leaders in Career Passing Efficiency Rating through 2023 with rank, years played, and school, as well as a breakdown by program.


Top 50 QBs in SuperWest Career Passing Efficiency Rating
Rank Player Rating Program From To
1 Marcus Mariota 171.8 Oregon 2012 2014
2 Caleb Williams 169.3 USC 2021 2023
3 Kellen Moore 169.0 Boise State 2008 2011
4 Ryan Dinwiddie 168.9 Boise State 2000 2003
5 Colt Brennan 167.6 Hawaii 2005 2007
6 Alex Smith 164.4 Utah 2002 2004
7 Zach Wilson 162.9 BYU 2018 2020
8 Andrew Luck 162.8 Stanford 2009 2011
9 Ty Detmer 162.7 BYU 1988 1991
10 Steve Sarkisian 162.0 BYU 1995 1996
11 David Fales 161.7 San Jose State 2012 2013
12 Matt Leinart 159.5 USC 2003 2005
13 Jaren Hall 158.2 BYU 2018 2022
14 Anthony Gordon 157.1 Washington State 2018 2019
14 Billy Blanton 157.1 San Diego State 1993 1996
16 Jim McMahon 156.9 BYU 1977 1981
17 Cody Kessler 156.4 USC 2012 2015
18 Jake Haener 156.2 Fresno State 2018 2022
19 Kevin Hogan 154.6 Stanford 2012 2015
20 John Dutton 154.4 Nevada 1994 1997
21 Darron Thomas 154.1 Oregon 2008 2011
22 Grant Hedrick 153.7 Boise State 2011 2014
22 Sam Darnold 153.7 USC 2015 2017
24 Justin Herbert 153.1 Oregon 2016 2019
25 Derek Carr 152.8 Fresno State 2009 2013
26 Josh Wallwork 152.7 Wyoming 1995 1996
27 Tyler Huntley 152.6 Utah 2016 2019
28 Trent Dilfer 151.2 Fresno State 1991 1993
29 Max Hall 151.1 BYU 2007 2009
30 Brett Hundley 150.8 UCLA 2012 2014
31 David Carr 150.7 Fresno State 1997 2001
32 Jake Browning 150.5 Washington 2015 2018
33 Aaron Rodgers 150.3 California 2003 2004
34 Steve Young 149.8 BYU 1981 1983
35 Troy Aikman 149.7 UCLA 1984 1988
36 Bo Nix 149.6 Oregon 2019 2023
37 Robbie Bosco 149.4 BYU 1983 1985
38 Brett Rypien 149.3 Boise State 2015 2018
39 Koy Detmer 148.9 Colorado 1992 1996
40 Danny White 148.8 Arizona State 1971 1973
41 Nick Stevens 148.7 Colorado State 2014 2017
41 Matt Barkley 148.7 USC 2009 2012
43 Mike Maxwell 148.5 Nevada 1993 1995
44 Taylor Kelly 147.7 Arizona State 2011 2014
45 John Walsh 147.6 BYU 1991 1994
46 Carson Strong 147.4 Nevada 2018 2021
46 Cameron Rising 147.4 Utah 2020 2023
48 Shaun Carney 146.9 Air Force 2004 2007
49 Cole McDonald 146.8 Hawaii 2017 2019
50 Michael Penix Jr. 146.6 Washington 2018 2023

(Minimum 325 pass completions through the 2023 Season)


Breakdown by Program

9—BYU

5—USC

4—Boise State

4—Fresno State

4—Oregon

3—Nevada

3—Utah

2—Arizona State

2—Hawai’i

2—Stanford

2—UCLA

2—Washington

1—Air Force

1—California

1—Colorado

1—Colorado State

1—San Diego State

1—San Jose State

1—Washington State

1—Wyoming


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