Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2017 FEI RATINGS, SPECIAL TEAMS

Updated through 11/11 games

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 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.

Note that STE ratings formula and formatting have been updated for the 2017 season. Archived ratings for other seasons will be updated in the off-season.

STE
Rk

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 Marshall 7-3 .18 -.26 104 .24 7 .40 1 .00 57 .21 12 71.1 72 71.9 41 .7 49
2 Kansas State 4-5 .17 .56 13 .18 12 .07 48 .14 17 .08 35 64.5 1 72.7 25 8.2 4
3 Kentucky 6-3 .16 .57 12 .05 23 .08 41 .12 22 .13 16 69.0 21 71.2 57 2.3 37
4 TCU 7-2 .15 .20 56 .21 9 .23 8 .05 39 .10 28 69.6 37 74.2 7 4.6 14
5 Western Michigan 5-4 .14 -.17 100 .31 4 .25 7 -.07 96 .30 5 65.1 2 71.1 58 6.0 8
6 Penn State 8-2 .14 -.53 118 .46 1 .02 80 .17 14 .25 9 66.1 5 73.9 9 7.7 5
7 Florida Atlantic 6-3 .12 .82 1 .03 30 .08 42 -.01 59 .22 11 69.0 23 72.2 30 3.2 21
8 Utah State 4-5 .11 .64 5 -.02 47 .19 12 .24 8 .04 51 67.8 13 70.8 63 3.0 23
9 Virginia Tech 6-3 .11 .03 75 .04 26 .08 40 .23 9 .08 33 65.8 3 75.8 3 10.0 1
10 Stanford 7-3 .11 .30 34 .01 35 .14 17 .13 18 .13 18 67.7 12 76.5 1 8.8 3
11 Boise State 8-2 .10 .34 30 .04 24 .14 16 .17 12 .03 52 68.2 15 70.7 70 2.5 30
12 Wyoming 6-3 .09 .36 27 .27 5 .05 63 .01 46 .08 31 66.0 4 70.1 87 4.0 19
13 Toledo 7-2 .09 .12 66 -.04 56 .06 50 .37 2 -.09 98 68.0 14 74.6 5 6.6 6
14 Colorado 4-6 .09 .38 24 -.18 120 .07 46 .25 6 .06 42 72.1 97 73.0 18 .8 48
15 South Alabama 3-6 .08 .34 29 -.12 105 -.08 112 -.01 60 .25 8 71.3 75 68.1 116 -3.2 106
STE
Rk

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 Utah 4-5 .08 .44 19 -.09 86 .06 51 .07 32 .28 6 70.5 57 69.3 98 -1.1 77
17 Alabama 10-0 .08 .00 79 -.08 84 .22 9 .01 48 .12 22 67.5 10 76.4 2 9.0 2
18 Army 7-2 .08 -1.32 130 -.06 74 .13 21 .28 3 -.02 70 73.2 110 73.3 15 .1 63
19 Auburn 7-2 .08 .52 15 -.02 48 -.01 94 .12 20 -.03 75 69.8 42 70.4 77 .5 58
20 Bowling Green 2-7 .08 .44 20 .00 38 .06 55 .00 53 .23 10 70.7 65 71.7 46 1.0 46
21 Washington 7-2 .08 -.66 122 -.01 39 .10 32 .51 1 -.09 100 67.5 9 73.9 8 6.5 7
22 Mississippi 4-5 .08 .32 31 .07 18 .03 70 -.01 58 -.02 72 71.3 77 71.9 40 .6 57
23 Central Florida 8-0 .07 .30 33 -.02 46 .11 25 .09 25 .07 36 70.8 67 75.4 4 4.6 13
24 Mississippi State 6-3 .07 .62 7 -.14 112 .10 31 .21 10 .08 34 70.9 68 71.4 53 .6 56
25 Temple 4-5 .07 -.13 95 .14 13 .09 38 -.07 93 .02 55 69.1 26 69.1 100 .1 64
26 Arkansas State 4-3 .06 -.05 84 .03 32 .03 75 .17 13 .12 20 66.9 7 72.8 21 5.9 9
27 Minnesota 5-5 .06 .18 58 .04 25 -.02 95 .06 37 .06 38 69.1 25 71.9 42 2.8 28
28 Boston College 5-5 .06 -.18 102 .03 33 .07 44 .11 24 .05 47 68.2 17 72.7 24 4.4 17
29 Memphis 7-1 .06 .28 38 .33 2 .02 79 -.03 75 -.01 66 69.9 45 70.9 62 1.0 47
30 Maryland 3-6 .06 -.79 124 .01 36 .16 14 .25 5 -.16 118 69.7 40 69.5 96 -.2 69
STE
Rk

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 Northwestern 7-3 .06 .20 53 -.09 88 .14 19 -.02 70 .11 25 69.7 41 70.3 78 .6 50
32 Florida International 5-3 .05 .64 6 -.04 59 .28 4 -.03 77 -.04 79 72.5 103 71.9 38 -.5 74
33 Michigan 8-2 .05 .17 60 -.07 77 .27 5 .04 41 -.11 104 68.2 16 72.7 22 4.5 15
34 South Carolina 7-3 .04 -.45 114 .20 10 .11 24 -.09 105 .37 2 70.6 60 72.4 28 1.9 41
35 Wisconsin 10-0 .04 .36 26 -.08 83 .19 11 -.01 65 .02 57 69.3 30 71.7 45 2.4 33
36 Texas A&M 5-4 .04 .57 11 .06 20 -.01 90 -.06 86 .05 49 69.9 43 72.0 35 2.2 39
37 Pittsburgh 3-6 .04 .60 8 -.11 96 -.10 118 .26 4 -.13 111 74.2 126 70.6 73 -3.7 112
38 Baylor 1-8 .04 .28 39 -.08 78 -.12 122 .02 45 .39 1 72.5 102 68.3 114 -4.2 116
39 San Diego State 7-2 .04 .29 35 .25 6 .10 34 .09 26 -.31 128 69.9 44 72.6 27 2.7 29
40 Nebraska 4-6 .03 .21 52 -.02 49 -.01 89 .07 31 .08 30 71.9 93 71.8 43 -.2 68
41 Iowa State 5-4 .03 -.09 91 -.14 111 -.01 93 .13 19 .11 27 70.1 51 72.9 19 2.8 27
42 Georgia Southern 0-8 .03 .46 18 .03 31 .03 73 .08 28 -.13 110 69.5 33 67.7 119 -1.8 89
43 Iowa 6-4 .03 .21 51 -.08 81 .27 6 -.01 62 -.05 85 72.4 101 69.6 93 -2.8 98
44 Old Dominion 3-6 .03 .36 25 .08 17 .00 85 -.09 107 -.09 97 73.2 112 67.3 123 -5.9 125
45 Syracuse 3-6 .03 .20 54 .03 29 .03 76 -.12 110 .26 7 71.9 91 71.5 52 -.4 72
STE
Rk

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 North Carolina 2-8 .02 .01 78 .13 14 .00 87 -.05 83 -.05 89 71.3 76 70.7 69 -.6 76
47 Louisiana Monroe 4-5 .02 -.02 83 .22 8 -.06 103 -.09 108 .00 64 69.0 22 71.5 50 2.5 31
48 Tennessee 3-6 .02 -.01 82 -.01 43 .05 60 -.05 82 .13 19 69.6 35 72.4 29 2.8 26
49 Virginia 5-4 .02 .23 47 .20 11 -.06 105 .03 44 -.09 96 70.1 50 71.4 54 1.3 43
50 Middle Tennessee 5-5 .01 .71 3 -.10 90 -.01 88 -.06 89 .00 63 74.3 127 68.9 107 -5.4 122
51 Houston 6-3 .01 .19 57 .03 34 -.11 120 -.08 99 .06 37 69.3 29 72.1 33 2.8 25
52 Illinois 2-8 .01 .08 71 -.17 119 .05 59 -.02 72 .13 17 71.6 81 70.2 81 -1.3 82
53 Notre Dame 8-2 .01 .00 80 -.04 60 .01 81 -.07 94 .04 50 71.6 83 70.1 85 -1.6 85
54 Southern Mississippi 5-4 .01 .59 9 -.12 103 .08 43 -.06 90 .11 23 72.2 98 70.7 67 -1.5 84
55 Ohio State 8-2 .01 .09 69 .07 19 -.08 113 -.03 76 .11 24 69.1 24 73.8 10 4.8 12
56 Clemson 9-1 .00 -.63 121 -.06 71 .10 33 .06 35 -.05 87 69.4 31 74.2 6 4.8 11
57 New Mexico 2-7 .00 .23 50 -.01 40 .33 3 -.16 122 .03 53 70.7 63 71.3 56 .6 51
58 Kent State 1-8 .00 -.12 94 -.15 117 .21 10 -.20 126 .16 14 73.3 113 67.6 121 -5.7 123
59 Missouri 4-5 .00 .02 77 -.05 66 .06 52 -.13 113 .34 3 70.9 69 70.6 72 -.4 71
60 Oregon State 0-9 .00 .06 73 -.08 85 .14 18 -.08 101 .12 21 72.7 105 69.0 103 -3.8 113
STE
Rk

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 South Florida 7-1 -.01 .18 59 -.03 51 .03 74 .00 52 -.10 103 67.5 11 71.6 47 4.1 18
62 UCLA 5-5 -.01 .16 62 -.04 58 .04 69 -.13 111 .03 54 71.6 84 70.1 86 -1.6 86
63 Rutgers 3-6 -.01 .28 37 -.01 45 .02 78 -.05 85 -.01 67 72.3 100 68.9 106 -3.4 110
64 Tulsa 2-8 -.01 .29 36 -.06 72 .07 47 -.08 102 .11 26 74.0 123 72.0 34 -2.0 93
65 BYU 2-8 -.01 -.18 101 -.10 93 .37 2 -.16 120 .15 15 71.8 89 71.3 55 -.5 75
66 Buffalo 3-6 -.01 -.48 116 -.13 106 .05 65 -.01 67 -.02 71 70.0 49 69.6 94 -.5 73
67 Georgia 8-1 -.01 .28 42 -.05 64 .07 45 -.04 81 .06 40 68.9 20 73.3 16 4.4 16
68 Ohio 7-2 -.01 .05 74 .10 15 .01 83 -.06 87 .02 59 67.1 8 70.2 82 3.0 22
69 Texas 5-5 -.01 -1.00 128 -.19 123 .01 84 -.02 74 .32 4 70.0 46 70.2 80 .3 61
70 Louisville 5-4 -.01 .51 16 -.06 67 .03 77 -.15 118 -.03 76 73.9 122 70.5 74 -3.4 109
71 Arizona State 5-5 -.01 .28 40 -.08 82 .09 39 -.01 63 -.12 109 73.2 108 70.1 84 -3.1 103
72 SMU 5-4 -.01 -.11 93 -.03 52 .03 71 .00 55 .05 48 68.5 19 73.4 14 4.9 10
73 Charlotte 1-8 -.01 -.90 125 -.04 57 .16 15 .12 21 .05 44 71.7 86 72.9 20 1.2 44
74 Tulane 3-6 -.02 .10 67 -.06 73 -.02 96 .01 47 -.02 68 71.9 92 70.8 66 -1.2 78
75 UNLV 4-5 -.02 .24 46 -.11 99 .05 62 .16 15 -.23 126 70.2 52 67.2 124 -3.0 102
STE
Rk

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 Arkansas 3-6 -.02 -.09 90 -.05 63 .05 61 -.16 121 .02 58 72.1 96 68.9 104 -3.1 104
77 Navy 6-3 -.02 -.33 109 .06 21 .05 64 .07 34 .02 56 70.2 53 70.8 64 .6 53
78 Indiana 3-6 -.02 .70 4 -.10 92 -.15 124 .05 38 -.04 80 71.8 88 69.6 95 -2.2 96
79 USC 9-2 -.02 -.01 81 -.03 53 -.01 91 -.07 95 -.07 95 70.3 54 70.8 65 .5 59
80 Troy 7-2 -.03 -.59 119 .32 3 -.08 114 -.07 97 -.10 102 70.3 55 70.1 83 -.2 70
81 Texas Tech 4-5 -.03 -.94 127 .09 16 .06 54 .06 36 -.02 74 69.4 32 70.0 89 .6 54
82 UTSA 4-4 -.03 .28 41 -.23 128 .06 49 -.13 112 .06 41 72.0 94 73.0 17 1.0 45
83 Wake Forest 5-4 -.03 .13 65 -.04 55 -.04 98 .05 40 -.05 84 70.0 47 70.3 79 .3 62
84 Florida State 3-6 -.03 .40 22 -.11 94 .13 22 -.19 124 -.12 108 72.8 106 68.4 112 -4.4 118
85 Nevada 2-7 -.03 -.11 92 -.14 114 .09 37 .00 54 -.22 121 72.7 104 68.5 109 -4.1 115
86 East Carolina 2-7 -.03 .14 64 -.05 61 .06 53 -.09 106 -.16 117 72.3 99 69.4 97 -2.9 101
87 California 4-5 -.03 .24 45 -.11 95 .04 68 .01 50 -.05 86 69.1 27 67.9 118 -1.2 79
88 West Virginia 6-3 -.03 -.14 97 -.08 80 -.06 104 -.01 64 -.14 115 73.4 114 68.3 113 -5.1 121
89 Duke 3-6 -.03 -.08 89 .04 27 .14 20 -.16 119 -.11 106 72.0 95 72.6 26 .6 52
90 Eastern Michigan 3-7 -.03 -.17 99 -.09 87 .01 82 .00 51 -.10 101 70.7 66 69.0 102 -1.7 87
STE
Rk

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 Arizona 6-3 -.04 .09 70 -.01 41 .05 57 .04 42 -.44 129 69.2 28 71.5 49 2.3 36
92 Colorado State 5-5 -.04 .39 23 -.18 122 .12 23 -.20 125 -.09 99 71.4 78 73.8 12 2.4 32
93 Northern Illinois 6-3 -.04 -.43 112 -.20 124 -.07 111 .08 29 .01 61 68.3 18 71.5 51 3.2 20
94 Coastal Carolina 1-8 -.04 -.33 108 -.04 54 -.35 130 .09 27 -.02 69 71.7 85 69.7 92 -2.0 91
95 Connecticut 2-7 -.04 -.27 105 -.05 65 .10 30 -.04 78 -.06 92 73.6 116 71.9 39 -1.7 88
96 Georgia State 6-2 -.04 -.32 107 -.06 68 -.11 121 -.08 98 -.05 81 71.2 73 71.6 48 .4 60
97 Miami (OH) 3-6 -.04 .09 68 -.14 116 -.20 127 -.05 84 .01 60 73.2 109 71.1 59 -2.1 95
98 Louisiana Lafayette 3-5 -.04 -.13 96 -.09 89 -.06 108 .01 49 .18 13 69.7 39 72.0 36 2.3 35
99 Oklahoma 9-1 -.05 .23 49 -.11 100 .00 86 -.09 104 -.04 78 74.2 125 71.0 60 -3.1 105
100 Michigan State 7-3 -.05 .07 72 -.01 42 -.07 109 -.09 103 .08 32 69.6 36 71.9 37 2.4 34
101 Miami 8-0 -.05 .35 28 -.11 98 -.07 110 .11 23 -.01 65 70.7 62 72.7 23 2.0 40
102 Western Kentucky 4-5 -.06 -.61 120 -.12 104 .11 29 -.06 91 .05 43 70.6 58 72.1 32 1.6 42
103 Louisiana Tech 3-6 -.06 .32 32 -.12 101 -.02 97 -.02 69 -.27 127 71.7 87 70.5 75 -1.2 81
104 Akron 4-5 -.06 -1.14 129 -.06 75 -.05 102 .07 30 -.11 105 73.0 107 70.4 76 -2.6 97
105 Purdue 4-6 -.06 .02 76 -.23 127 .04 66 -.02 68 .06 39 71.1 71 71.0 61 -.1 67
STE
Rk

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 Fresno State 6-3 -.06 .27 43 -.14 110 .11 27 -.15 117 -.17 119 70.7 64 70.7 71 .0 66
107 Rice 1-9 -.06 -.28 106 -.13 107 .17 13 .00 56 .01 62 75.2 130 68.9 105 -6.2 126
108 Air Force 3-6 -.07 .20 55 -.24 129 .09 36 .25 7 -.20 120 73.2 111 66.5 126 -6.7 127
109 Oregon 4-5 -.07 .26 44 -.14 115 .06 56 -.01 61 -.06 93 69.5 34 67.7 120 -1.8 90
110 Washington State 8-2 -.07 .57 10 -.13 108 -.01 92 -.15 115 -.03 77 70.0 48 66.7 125 -3.3 107
111 Central Michigan 5-4 -.07 -.52 117 -.07 76 -.04 99 -.22 128 -.05 83 70.6 59 68.6 108 -2.0 94
112 LSU 6-3 -.07 -.06 85 -.06 70 .04 67 -.02 71 -.02 73 73.8 119 73.8 11 .0 65
113 Appalachian State 5-4 -.07 -.07 86 .01 37 -.09 115 .07 33 -.13 112 66.8 6 69.0 101 2.2 38
114 Hawaii 2-7 -.07 -.36 110 -.15 118 -.27 128 .03 43 .05 46 73.8 120 69.1 99 -4.7 119
115 North Texas 6-3 -.07 .54 14 -.10 91 -.17 125 .20 11 -.05 88 71.5 79 70.0 88 -1.5 83
116 UTEP 0-10 -.07 -.45 115 -.05 62 .05 58 -.08 100 -.07 94 73.8 121 70.0 90 -3.9 114
117 Idaho 2-6 -.08 .17 61 -.20 125 .09 35 -.01 66 -.23 125 69.6 38 68.5 111 -1.2 80
118 Florida 3-6 -.08 .51 17 -.18 121 .03 72 -.31 129 .09 29 73.6 117 70.7 68 -2.9 99
119 Kansas 0-9 -.08 .43 21 -.02 50 -.11 119 -.31 130 -.22 122 74.6 129 64.1 130 -10.6 130
120 North Carolina State 6-3 -.08 -.68 123 -.01 44 -.14 123 .16 16 -.12 107 71.6 82 72.1 31 .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
121 Oklahoma State 8-2 -.09 -.07 88 -.13 109 .11 28 -.21 127 -.14 114 70.6 61 73.5 13 3.0 24
122 San Jose State 0-10 -.10 .78 2 -.12 102 -.06 107 -.07 92 -.14 113 71.5 80 68.0 117 -3.5 111
123 Cincinnati 2-7 -.10 -.43 113 -.21 126 -.06 106 -.15 116 .05 45 74.1 124 69.8 91 -4.4 117
124 Georgia Tech 4-4 -.11 -.38 111 .04 28 -.28 129 -.04 79 -.05 90 71.9 90 68.5 110 -3.3 108
125 Massachusetts 2-7 -.12 -.24 103 .06 22 -.05 101 -.14 114 -.23 124 70.4 56 64.6 129 -5.8 124
126 Vanderbilt 3-6 -.13 -.90 126 -.08 79 -.09 116 -.17 123 -.06 91 74.6 128 67.5 122 -7.1 128
127 Texas State 1-8 -.13 -.16 98 -.11 97 -.09 117 -.02 73 -.05 82 73.7 118 71.7 44 -2.0 92
128 New Mexico State 4-5 -.13 -.07 87 -.14 113 -.19 126 -.12 109 -.15 116 73.5 115 65.8 128 -7.7 129
129 Ball State 1-8 -.15 .23 48 -.06 69 .11 26 -.04 80 -.53 130 71.2 74 66.2 127 -5.0 120
130 UAB 6-3 -.17 .15 63 -.29 130 -.05 100 -.06 88 -.23 123 71.0 70 68.1 115 -2.9 100