Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2016 FEI RATINGS, SPECIAL TEAMS

Final Ratings

FEI is a college football rating system based on opponent-adjusted drive efficiency. Approximately 20,000 possessions are contested annually in FBS vs. FBS games. First-half clock-kills and end-of-game garbage drives and scores are filtered out. Special Teams Efficiency (STE) is the average value generated per non-garbage possession by a team's non-offensive and non-defensive units.

Field Goal Efficiency (FGE) is the average value generated per field goal attempt as compared with national success rates and proximity to the end zone. Kickoff Return Efficiency (KRE) and Kickoff Efficiency (KE) are the average values generated per kickoff based on field position at the conclusion of the play. Punt Return Efficiency (PRE) and Punt Efficiency (PE) are the average values generated per punt based on the field position of the punt team and the field position at the conclusion of the play. Net starting field position (NFP) is the difference between the average starting field position for the team's offensive possessions (OFP) and its opponent's offensive possessions (DFP) measured in terms of yards from the end zone.

STE
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Team FBS
Rec
STE FGE FGE
Rk
KRE KRE
Rk
KE KE
Rk
PRE PRE
Rk
PE PE
Rk
OFP OFP
Rk
DFP DFP
Rk
NFP NFP
Rk
1 Michigan 10-3 .22 .14 52 -.11 99 .15 6 .33 3 .13 26 63.6 1 73.3 12 9.7 1
2 Memphis 7-5 .20 .40 25 .14 6 .19 2 .04 54 .27 3 67.7 14 73.5 9 5.8 9
3 Stanford 10-3 .16 .43 19 .04 33 .09 27 .03 58 .21 10 67.4 11 75.1 2 7.7 2
4 USC 10-3 .14 .38 30 .21 3 .12 16 .24 7 -.09 87 70.2 52 72.0 35 1.8 37
5 Idaho 8-4 .14 .29 35 -.09 93 .18 3 .39 2 .13 22 66.4 4 73.8 7 7.4 3
6 BYU 8-4 .13 .42 20 -.04 63 .17 5 .04 53 .23 6 67.8 16 74.1 4 6.3 8
7 Western Kentucky 10-3 .11 .03 72 .31 2 .07 42 .15 16 .04 44 66.5 5 71.8 39 5.3 15
8 Texas A&M 7-5 .11 -.13 91 .06 24 .14 11 .15 15 .13 21 71.2 74 70.7 66 -.5 74
9 San Diego State 10-3 .10 .60 6 .32 1 .10 26 .05 48 -.04 73 67.1 9 73.7 8 6.6 7
10 Florida 9-4 .10 .63 5 -.03 57 .09 31 -.07 101 .13 23 70.0 47 72.1 31 2.1 35
11 Auburn 7-5 .10 .87 3 -.12 105 .08 38 .11 26 .05 42 72.1 100 73.4 10 1.3 42
12 Troy 9-3 .10 .04 69 .05 25 .26 1 .17 12 .01 52 65.9 2 72.8 19 6.9 5
13 North Carolina 6-5 .09 .40 24 .08 16 .07 43 -.03 86 .11 27 71.9 95 71.5 45 -.4 73
14 Temple 9-4 .09 .38 28 -.04 64 .01 84 .09 31 .14 19 66.9 7 70.5 70 3.6 21
15 Iowa 8-4 .09 -.13 90 .13 7 .15 10 .29 4 -.04 71 67.0 8 74.0 5 7.0 4
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Team FBS
Rec
STE FGE FGE
Rk
KRE KRE
Rk
KE KE
Rk
PRE PRE
Rk
PE PE
Rk
OFP OFP
Rk
DFP DFP
Rk
NFP NFP
Rk
16 Iowa State 3-8 .08 .55 11 .09 15 .04 68 .05 46 .17 17 70.5 56 73.4 11 2.9 28
17 Arizona State 4-7 .08 1.02 1 -.03 59 .00 87 -.13 112 .18 15 69.8 45 71.5 46 1.7 38
18 Georgia Tech 8-4 .08 .54 12 -.05 69 .15 9 .07 40 -.07 84 72.4 104 70.9 63 -1.5 85
19 Georgia Southern 4-7 .08 .73 4 -.11 101 .07 47 .24 6 -.03 63 72.8 114 68.1 111 -4.7 116
20 Nebraska 9-4 .08 .43 18 -.02 51 .13 13 .09 33 -.11 97 70.6 62 71.6 41 1.0 45
21 Air Force 9-3 .08 .33 33 .05 26 .00 89 .20 10 .00 56 68.4 20 71.0 60 2.6 29
22 Utah 8-4 .07 .41 22 .02 36 -.01 91 .03 56 .19 12 69.0 27 74.8 3 5.8 10
23 Ohio 7-6 .07 .47 14 -.09 94 .09 32 -.03 84 .17 16 68.9 23 69.4 91 .5 59
24 Minnesota 8-4 .07 .59 9 .15 5 .09 28 -.05 95 .05 41 66.2 3 71.5 44 5.3 14
25 Miami 8-4 .06 .46 16 -.10 96 .00 88 .06 44 .18 14 71.5 81 71.1 56 -.3 68
26 Washington 11-2 .06 .05 65 .11 10 .06 56 .05 45 .22 9 69.6 39 69.8 85 .2 63
27 Wake Forest 6-6 .06 .27 39 -.07 82 .06 54 -.04 90 .05 40 68.9 25 71.1 59 2.1 33
28 Penn State 11-3 .05 .39 27 -.07 79 .07 49 .02 62 .13 24 67.2 10 71.5 47 4.3 18
29 UTSA 5-7 .05 .05 68 -.06 75 -.08 112 .04 52 .31 1 68.2 19 70.3 78 2.1 34
30 Tennessee 8-4 .05 .04 71 .00 46 .08 37 -.06 98 .22 8 67.4 12 72.8 18 5.4 13
STE
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Team FBS
Rec
STE FGE FGE
Rk
KRE KRE
Rk
KE KE
Rk
PRE PRE
Rk
PE PE
Rk
OFP OFP
Rk
DFP DFP
Rk
NFP NFP
Rk
31 Appalachian State 10-3 .05 .02 75 .03 35 .05 64 .13 21 -.03 65 69.8 46 72.0 33 2.2 32
32 Florida Atlantic 2-9 .05 .14 54 .01 38 .13 14 -.08 104 .11 28 70.8 67 71.5 43 .7 53
33 New Mexico 8-4 .05 .97 2 .09 14 .02 76 -.04 88 -.06 80 72.9 117 70.0 84 -2.9 102
34 Arkansas 6-6 .04 .24 44 -.11 102 -.04 97 .02 63 .27 4 71.8 92 70.2 82 -1.7 86
35 Maryland 5-7 .04 -.42 116 -.01 50 .06 53 .12 23 -.04 72 71.7 89 67.3 114 -4.4 114
36 Western Michigan 12-1 .04 .07 60 .08 17 .13 15 .00 71 .02 51 69.4 34 74.0 6 4.6 17
37 Northern Illinois 5-6 .04 -.28 108 .11 11 .05 66 -.01 78 -.07 83 69.8 44 69.3 92 -.4 72
38 Pittsburgh 7-5 .04 .16 50 .09 13 .06 62 .16 14 -.06 81 70.8 64 71.1 57 .3 60
39 Louisiana Tech 8-5 .04 .12 56 .19 4 .01 81 -.05 96 -.27 123 70.5 58 70.4 77 -.2 65
40 Houston 8-4 .04 .44 17 .12 8 .06 58 -.01 76 -.08 86 69.4 36 70.3 80 .8 49
41 Kansas State 8-4 .04 .20 48 .07 19 .09 29 -.05 93 .10 31 69.7 42 73.1 14 3.5 22
42 Boston College 6-6 .03 -.11 87 .04 31 .11 23 .01 66 .02 49 68.1 18 68.4 108 .2 62
43 Oklahoma State 9-3 .03 .06 64 -.16 115 .12 18 -.18 122 .22 7 69.5 38 76.4 1 6.8 6
44 Washington State 8-4 .03 -.35 112 -.04 61 .01 85 .20 9 -.12 103 70.2 50 72.4 28 2.3 31
45 Eastern Michigan 6-6 .03 .26 42 -.16 116 .02 78 .02 61 .14 18 72.3 103 72.8 17 .6 55
STE
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Team FBS
Rec
STE FGE FGE
Rk
KRE KRE
Rk
KE KE
Rk
PRE PRE
Rk
PE PE
Rk
OFP OFP
Rk
DFP DFP
Rk
NFP NFP
Rk
46 Virginia Tech 9-4 .03 -.13 92 -.17 120 .15 7 .11 25 -.05 76 66.7 6 72.3 30 5.6 11
47 Navy 8-5 .02 -.01 77 .07 20 .06 59 .18 11 -.07 85 68.9 26 72.0 34 3.0 27
48 Alabama 13-1 .02 -.03 80 -.15 114 .12 20 .14 19 .01 54 69.0 28 72.8 20 3.8 19
49 Ohio State 11-2 .02 -.17 99 .12 9 .01 83 -.06 100 .19 11 67.8 17 72.7 21 4.9 16
50 Fresno State 0-11 .02 .58 10 -.07 80 .11 24 .08 34 -.15 108 72.4 105 68.9 98 -3.5 107
51 Bowling Green 3-8 .02 .15 51 -.09 90 .07 51 -.15 116 .27 5 71.8 91 70.0 83 -1.7 87
52 Akron 4-7 .02 .46 15 -.01 49 -.06 105 .40 1 -.17 114 71.6 85 68.4 107 -3.2 106
53 Kentucky 6-6 .01 .35 32 -.02 52 .07 45 .01 69 .09 33 72.1 99 71.0 61 -1.1 79
54 California 5-7 .01 .28 37 .00 43 .03 70 .02 64 -.11 96 70.6 59 71.2 54 .7 54
55 Mississippi State 5-7 .01 -.26 107 .01 42 .12 19 -.05 92 -.13 105 69.6 41 72.9 16 3.3 24
56 Tulsa 9-3 .01 .24 43 .01 39 -.04 99 -.15 115 .30 2 70.6 61 69.3 94 -1.3 82
57 Marshall 2-9 .01 -.75 123 .05 28 .03 69 .22 8 -.06 79 68.8 22 72.1 32 3.3 23
58 Colorado State 6-6 .00 -.01 78 .00 47 .02 79 .01 65 .06 38 70.2 51 72.5 27 2.4 30
59 Arkansas State 8-4 .00 -.24 106 -.02 54 .15 8 .06 41 -.04 75 70.1 49 71.6 42 1.5 40
60 Oklahoma 11-2 .00 -.35 113 .06 22 .10 25 -.04 91 .14 20 72.1 101 72.7 22 .5 57
STE
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Team FBS
Rec
STE FGE FGE
Rk
KRE KRE
Rk
KE KE
Rk
PRE PRE
Rk
PE PE
Rk
OFP OFP
Rk
DFP DFP
Rk
NFP NFP
Rk
61 Hawaii 6-7 .00 .59 8 -.05 68 .01 86 -.02 82 .04 46 71.2 75 68.8 101 -2.4 96
62 Northwestern 7-5 .00 -.23 104 .08 18 .01 80 .05 49 -.09 90 72.0 98 68.9 100 -3.1 105
63 Missouri 3-8 .00 -.94 126 -.06 74 .07 48 .03 55 .07 35 73.7 119 72.6 25 -1.2 80
64 Mississippi 4-7 .00 .60 7 -.05 67 .08 36 -.02 81 -.01 59 71.9 93 72.7 23 .8 51
65 Clemson 13-1 .00 .04 70 .01 40 .06 60 -.13 111 -.05 77 69.5 37 70.4 75 .9 48
66 Central Florida 5-7 .00 .22 45 -.07 81 -.01 93 .00 72 -.11 98 70.4 55 65.9 123 -4.5 115
67 North Texas 4-8 -.01 .03 73 -.07 77 -.01 92 -.11 108 .09 32 71.6 83 69.1 96 -2.4 97
68 Louisiana Lafayette 5-7 -.01 .21 46 -.16 118 .07 41 .00 74 -.04 67 69.4 35 68.7 102 -.7 75
69 TCU 5-7 -.01 -.14 93 -.14 112 .09 30 .00 70 .04 45 69.2 29 71.1 58 1.8 36
70 Ball State 3-8 -.01 .16 49 -.04 62 .03 73 .10 28 -.11 95 71.9 94 72.4 29 .5 58
71 Wisconsin 11-3 -.01 .12 55 -.04 65 .05 67 -.01 79 -.12 101 67.5 13 73.1 15 5.5 12
72 South Florida 10-2 -.01 .21 47 -.07 78 .07 46 .12 24 -.09 93 69.3 33 72.5 26 3.2 26
73 Virginia 2-9 -.02 -1.07 127 .00 44 .01 82 .15 18 .03 48 69.7 43 71.3 51 1.7 39
74 Vanderbilt 5-7 -.02 .41 21 .04 32 -.12 120 -.10 106 .01 53 72.9 116 68.6 103 -4.2 112
75 Nevada 4-7 -.02 -.20 103 -.13 109 .08 34 .13 20 -.04 68 72.5 107 71.2 55 -1.3 81
STE
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Team FBS
Rec
STE FGE FGE
Rk
KRE KRE
Rk
KE KE
Rk
PRE PRE
Rk
PE PE
Rk
OFP OFP
Rk
DFP DFP
Rk
NFP NFP
Rk
76 Baylor 6-6 -.02 -.41 115 -.13 107 .08 39 -.06 97 .13 25 72.6 109 70.4 73 -2.2 92
77 Michigan State 2-9 -.02 .38 29 -.08 84 -.07 107 -.03 83 .07 36 73.1 118 70.5 69 -2.6 98
78 Toledo 8-4 -.03 -.02 79 -.16 117 .08 33 .07 37 .00 57 72.7 111 73.2 13 .5 56
79 South Carolina 5-7 -.03 .40 23 .06 23 -.21 126 -.20 124 -.01 58 70.9 68 70.6 68 -.3 67
80 Rice 2-9 -.03 -.03 81 -.05 70 .02 77 -.08 102 -.03 64 71.5 82 70.6 67 -.9 77
81 Notre Dame 4-8 -.03 .10 58 .09 12 -.04 98 -.18 120 -.22 121 69.6 40 70.7 65 1.1 44
82 Texas 5-7 -.03 -.14 95 -.12 103 .07 50 .05 47 .19 13 69.3 31 72.6 24 3.3 25
83 Texas Tech 4-7 -.03 .51 13 -.08 85 .05 65 -.12 110 -.15 109 74.4 124 68.2 109 -6.2 120
84 South Alabama 4-7 -.03 -.40 114 -.10 95 -.03 96 .00 73 -.01 60 70.5 57 71.3 53 .8 50
85 Florida International 4-8 -.03 .07 61 -.08 83 -.15 123 .16 13 -.12 99 72.7 112 68.5 106 -4.2 113
86 Louisville 9-4 -.03 .02 74 -.26 128 -.01 90 .07 38 .02 50 68.9 24 69.6 87 .7 52
87 Oregon State 3-8 -.03 -.44 117 -.01 48 .03 71 .05 50 .10 30 71.4 78 69.5 88 -1.9 88
88 West Virginia 9-3 -.04 -.19 102 -.06 71 -.02 94 -.08 103 -.01 61 71.0 73 71.3 52 .2 61
89 North Carolina State 6-6 -.04 -.67 122 .05 27 .14 12 .09 30 -.16 113 70.6 63 69.3 95 -1.4 84
90 Charlotte 3-8 -.04 .07 62 -.09 89 -.02 95 .06 43 -.09 89 71.4 77 67.1 116 -4.2 111
STE
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Team FBS
Rec
STE FGE FGE
Rk
KRE KRE
Rk
KE KE
Rk
PRE PRE
Rk
PE PE
Rk
OFP OFP
Rk
DFP DFP
Rk
NFP NFP
Rk
91 Oregon 3-8 -.04 .07 63 .03 34 .08 40 -.05 94 -.15 110 71.6 84 70.8 64 -.8 76
92 Kansas 1-10 -.04 .29 36 -.03 58 .07 52 -.43 128 -.12 102 74.3 123 64.1 127 -10.2 128
93 Miami (OH) 6-6 -.04 .00 76 .07 21 -.08 114 .04 51 -.13 104 72.5 106 69.4 90 -3.1 104
94 Wyoming 7-6 -.05 -.15 97 -.09 92 -.11 117 .02 59 .05 43 70.1 48 71.0 62 .9 47
95 Georgia 7-5 -.05 -.08 85 .05 29 -.14 122 -.01 80 -.15 107 70.8 66 70.4 72 -.4 70
96 Syracuse 3-8 -.05 -.19 101 -.09 91 -.27 128 .25 5 -.02 62 71.7 87 71.4 49 -.3 69
97 Old Dominion 9-3 -.05 .35 31 .04 30 -.04 100 -.12 109 -.16 111 67.7 15 71.3 50 3.6 20
98 Purdue 2-9 -.05 -.07 83 -.02 53 -.08 111 -.03 85 .11 29 70.3 54 67.7 113 -2.6 99
99 Middle Tennessee 7-5 -.06 .26 40 -.07 76 -.05 102 -.15 118 .01 55 72.0 97 66.0 122 -6.0 119
100 Central Michigan 5-7 -.07 -.53 119 -.02 56 .02 74 .01 67 -.09 91 71.3 76 69.4 89 -1.9 89
101 Louisiana Monroe 3-8 -.07 -.08 84 -.02 55 -.12 119 .09 32 -.12 100 70.2 53 71.5 48 1.3 43
102 UTEP 3-8 -.07 .27 38 -.26 127 .11 21 .11 27 -.07 82 71.6 86 68.9 99 -2.7 100
103 San Jose State 3-8 -.07 .26 41 -.06 73 .06 57 -.23 126 .04 47 70.6 60 71.9 36 1.3 41
104 Duke 3-8 -.07 -1.92 128 .02 37 .17 4 .02 60 -.16 112 71.9 96 71.7 40 -.3 66
105 Connecticut 2-9 -.07 -.14 94 -.25 126 .08 35 .03 57 -.09 92 74.5 126 70.4 76 -4.1 110
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Team FBS
Rec
STE FGE FGE
Rk
KRE KRE
Rk
KE KE
Rk
PRE PRE
Rk
PE PE
Rk
OFP OFP
Rk
DFP DFP
Rk
NFP NFP
Rk
106 Kent State 2-8 -.07 -.14 96 -.03 60 -.07 108 -.09 105 -.03 66 72.6 110 70.3 79 -2.3 95
107 Tulane 3-8 -.07 -.34 111 -.18 123 .02 75 -.18 121 .08 34 68.6 21 68.6 104 .0 64
108 Utah State 2-9 -.08 -.19 100 -.09 88 .05 63 .15 17 -.17 115 70.9 69 70.5 71 -.4 71
109 Boise State 10-3 -.08 -.46 118 -.18 122 .11 22 -.11 107 -.04 70 74.1 121 71.9 37 -2.2 93
110 Indiana 6-7 -.08 -.24 105 -.11 100 .07 44 .01 68 -.13 106 69.3 30 70.2 81 .9 46
111 Army 6-5 -.08 -.89 125 -.12 106 .06 61 .13 22 -.19 117 69.3 32 66.6 119 -2.8 101
112 Cincinnati 3-8 -.08 -.04 82 -.13 108 -.05 101 .00 75 -.11 94 71.7 88 70.4 74 -1.3 83
113 Colorado 9-4 -.09 -.30 109 .01 41 -.06 104 -.03 87 -.28 125 72.6 108 69.1 97 -3.5 108
114 Southern Mississippi 6-6 -.09 .30 34 -.17 119 -.10 115 -.16 119 .06 39 73.9 120 66.2 120 -7.7 124
115 Massachusetts 1-10 -.09 -.64 121 -.15 113 .03 72 .08 36 -.04 74 70.9 70 67.2 115 -3.7 109
116 SMU 4-7 -.10 -.16 98 -.12 104 -.10 116 -.15 117 -.04 69 72.2 102 66.6 118 -5.6 118
117 Illinois 2-9 -.11 .10 57 -.11 98 -.12 118 -.14 113 -.09 88 71.4 79 64.2 126 -7.2 122
118 East Carolina 2-9 -.11 .05 67 -.11 97 -.13 121 -.06 99 -.20 118 74.7 127 68.2 110 -6.5 121
119 UCLA 4-8 -.11 -.32 110 -.06 72 -.08 113 .06 42 -.20 119 70.9 71 68.0 112 -2.9 103
120 UNLV 3-8 -.11 .39 26 -.13 111 -.08 110 -.01 77 -.23 122 74.2 122 66.0 121 -8.2 125
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Team FBS
Rec
STE FGE FGE
Rk
KRE KRE
Rk
KE KE
Rk
PRE PRE
Rk
PE PE
Rk
OFP OFP
Rk
DFP DFP
Rk
NFP NFP
Rk
121 Rutgers 1-10 -.11 -.09 86 -.09 87 -.15 124 -.04 89 -.32 127 72.7 113 63.8 128 -8.9 126
122 Arizona 2-9 -.12 -.13 89 -.13 110 -.06 103 -.20 125 -.19 116 74.4 125 67.0 117 -7.4 123
123 Florida State 9-3 -.12 .07 59 .00 45 .12 17 -.31 127 -.28 124 71.8 90 69.7 86 -2.1 90
124 Texas State 1-10 -.12 -.11 88 -.23 125 -.18 125 .08 35 -.05 78 71.0 72 65.5 124 -5.5 117
125 Buffalo 2-9 -.14 -.56 120 -.08 86 -.23 127 .10 29 -.22 120 70.8 65 68.5 105 -2.3 94
126 New Mexico State 3-9 -.14 .14 53 -.18 121 -.07 109 .07 39 -.31 126 71.4 80 69.3 93 -2.1 91
127 LSU 7-4 -.15 .05 66 -.23 124 .06 55 -.18 123 .07 37 72.8 115 71.8 38 -1.0 78
128 Georgia State 2-9 -.19 -.86 124 -.05 66 -.06 106 -.15 114 -.38 128 74.9 128 65.3 125 -9.7 127