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Top 50 in SuperWest Career Passing Efficiency Rating

Oregon's Marcus Mariota leads the way, followed by USC's Caleb Williams, a 2023 addition

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
1Marcus Mariota171.8Oregon20122014
2Caleb Williams169.3USC20212023
3Kellen Moore169.0Boise State20082011
4Ryan Dinwiddie168.9Boise State20002003
5Colt Brennan167.6Hawaii20052007
6Alex Smith164.4Utah20022004
7Zach Wilson162.9BYU20182020
8Andrew Luck162.8Stanford20092011
9Ty Detmer162.7BYU19881991
10Steve Sarkisian162.0BYU19951996
11David Fales161.7San Jose State20122013
12Matt Leinart159.5USC20032005
13Jaren Hall158.2BYU20182022
14Anthony Gordon157.1Washington State20182019
14Billy Blanton157.1San Diego State19931996
16Jim McMahon156.9BYU19771981
17Cody Kessler156.4USC20122015
18Jake Haener156.2Fresno State20182022
19Kevin Hogan154.6Stanford20122015
20John Dutton154.4Nevada19941997
21Darron Thomas154.1Oregon20082011
22Grant Hedrick153.7Boise State20112014
22Sam Darnold153.7USC20152017
24Justin Herbert153.1Oregon20162019
25Derek Carr152.8Fresno State20092013
26Josh Wallwork152.7Wyoming19951996
27Tyler Huntley152.6Utah20162019
28Trent Dilfer151.2Fresno State19911993
29Max Hall151.1BYU20072009
30Brett Hundley150.8UCLA20122014
31David Carr150.7Fresno State19972001
32Jake Browning150.5Washington20152018
33Aaron Rodgers150.3California20032004
34Steve Young149.8BYU19811983
35Troy Aikman149.7UCLA19841988
36Bo Nix149.6Oregon20192023
37Robbie Bosco149.4BYU19831985
38Brett Rypien149.3Boise State20152018
39Koy Detmer148.9Colorado19921996
40Danny White148.8Arizona State19711973
41Nick Stevens148.7Colorado State20142017
41Matt Barkley148.7USC20092012
43Mike Maxwell148.5Nevada19931995
44Taylor Kelly147.7Arizona State20112014
45John Walsh147.6BYU19911994
46Carson Strong147.4Nevada20182021
46Cameron Rising147.4Utah20202023
48Shaun Carney146.9Air Force20042007
49Cole McDonald146.8Hawaii20172019
50Michael Penix Jr.146.6Washington20182023

(Minimum 325 pass completions through the 2023 Season)

Breakdown by Program



4—Boise State

4—Fresno State




2—Arizona State





1—Air Force



1—Colorado State

1—San Diego State

1—San Jose State

1—Washington State


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