Quick question, when I look here for the 2013 FEI defense ranks:

http://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/feidef2013
in the case of VT, I see these ranks:

DFEI: 4, DE: 5, FD, AY, Va: 3

in the case of Clemson, I see these ranks:

DFEI: 17, DE: 20, FD: 1, AY: 7, Va: 7

in the case of BYU, I see these ranks:

DFEI: 14, DE: 15, FD: 23, AY: 12, Va: 14

in the case of Ole Miss, I see these ranks:

DFEI: 23, DE: 56, FD: 51, AY: 47, Va: 43

what exactly are you looking at? They don't seem to fit your quote. You were arguing about using DFEI rank, right?