Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2013 FEI RATINGS, SPECIAL TEAMS

through games of 1/6/2014

The Fremeau Efficiency Index (FEI) considers each of the nearly 20,000 possessions every season in major college football. All drives are filtered to eliminate first-half clock-kills and end-of-game garbage drives and scores. A scoring rate analysis of the remaining possessions then determines the baseline possession efficiency expectations against which each team is measured. A team is rewarded for playing well against good teams, win or lose, and is punished more severely for playing poorly against bad teams than it is rewarded for playing well against bad teams.

  • STE: Special Teams Efficiency, the composite efficiency of the given team's Field Goal Efficiency (FGE), Punt Return Efficiency (PRE), Kickoff Return Efficiency (KRE), Punt Efficiency (PE), and Kickoff Efficiency (KE), measured in terms of points per game. In an average game, a team is expected to attempt 1.54 field goals, punt 4.61 times, receive 4.61 punts, kick off 4.84 times and receive 4.84 kickoffs.
  • FGE: Field Goal Efficiency, the scoring value per field goal attempt earned by the field goal unit as measured against national success rates.
  • PRE: Punt Return Efficiency, the scoring value per opponent punt earned by the receiving team as measured against national return rates.
  • KRE: Kickoff Return Efficiency, the scoring value per opponent kickoff earned by the receiving team as measured against national return rates.
  • PE: Punt Efficiency, the scoring value per punt earned by the opponent's receiving team as measured against national return rates.
  • KE: Kickoff Efficiency, the scoring value per kickoff earned by the opponent's receiving team as measured against national return rates.
  • OFGE: Opponent Field Goal Efficiency, the scoring value per field goal attempt earned by the opponent's field goal unit as measured against national success rates. OFGE is not factored into total Special Teams Efficiency.

Overall FEI ratings and FEI splits for Offense, Defense, Special Teams and Field Position can be found using the drop-down menus provided above. Program FEI (five-year weighted) ratings and other supplemental drive-based data can be found here.

STE STE
Rk
Team FBS
Rec
FEI
Rk
FGE FGE
Rk
PRE PRE
Rk
KRE KRE
Rk
PE PE
Rk
KE KE
Rk
OFGE OFGE
Rk
3.457 1 Alabama 10-2 3 -.352 102 .135 10 .033 10 -.336 3 -.345 1 .418 114
3.352 2 Stanford 11-3 2 -.089 82 .024 29 .341 1 -.092 52 -.270 15 .469 117
3.086 3 Boise State 7-5 57 .378 23 .137 9 -.102 47 -.185 22 -.313 5 -.111 34
2.763 4 Arkansas State 7-5 91 .320 31 .061 19 .089 3 -.116 49 -.212 34 -.142 30
2.563 5 Ohio State 11-2 13 .399 21 .023 30 -.034 28 -.211 16 -.215 33 .044 59
2.443 6 Toledo 6-5 62 .786 2 .005 35 -.031 27 -.126 42 -.161 54 -.270 17
2.184 7 Auburn 11-2 4 .182 50 .098 14 .024 14 -.199 19 -.086 86 .080 66
2.163 8 Rutgers 5-7 94 -.193 95 .213 2 .030 13 -.069 59 -.209 38 -.167 26
2.014 9 Bowling Green 9-4 40 .265 42 .116 13 -.146 61 -.257 10 -.124 72 -.467 11
1.918 10 LSU 9-3 15 .709 4 -.225 108 -.066 39 -.285 8 -.180 47 .106 70
1.913 11 Navy 8-4 51 -.074 80 .060 20 -.048 33 -.165 31 -.252 21 -.145 28
1.865 12 Utah State 8-5 39 .003 73 .158 6 -.217 86 -.149 34 -.310 6 -.069 39
1.823 13 Minnesota 7-5 55 .247 45 .035 25 .012 16 -.053 69 -.202 40 -.216 23
1.796 14 Boston College 6-6 70 .844 1 -.148 94 -.005 21 -.080 55 -.172 49 .567 120
1.754 15 Memphis 2-9 76 .672 7 -.011 43 -.171 71 -.293 7 -.052 101 -.049 43
STE STE
Rk
Team FBS
Rec
FEI
Rk
FGE FGE
Rk
PRE PRE
Rk
KRE KRE
Rk
PE PE
Rk
KE KE
Rk
OFGE OFGE
Rk
1.713 16 North Texas 9-4 58 -.673 116 .291 1 -.047 30 -.175 29 -.171 50 -.640 5
1.690 17 Maryland 6-6 71 .255 43 -.168 99 .059 6 -.139 39 -.237 24 .415 112
1.686 18 UCLA 10-3 12 -.056 78 -.036 57 -.047 31 -.149 35 -.305 7 -.001 53
1.564 19 Washington 8-4 16 .671 9 -.108 79 -.006 22 -.176 28 -.050 102 .145 76
1.552 20 Ohio 6-6 110 .100 61 .005 36 -.106 49 -.077 57 -.317 4 -.104 35
1.544 21 Texas A&M 8-4 24 .372 25 -.024 52 -.257 111 -.196 20 -.294 9 .033 56
1.485 22 Georgia Tech 5-6 35 .089 63 .063 18 -.114 53 -.189 21 -.153 59 -.115 32
1.459 23 Central Florida 12-1 17 .507 17 -.118 81 -.086 44 -.010 87 -.330 2 .263 90
1.447 24 Florida 4-7 49 -.428 108 -.021 49 .003 20 -.179 27 -.281 10 .680 124
1.407 25 Ball State 9-3 59 .351 28 -.134 87 .011 17 -.027 80 -.271 14 .122 73
1.379 26 Oregon 10-2 7 -.235 96 .201 4 .059 5 .015 97 -.124 73 .229 85
1.343 27 Florida State 13-0 1 .687 6 -.047 59 .067 4 .158 116 -.187 44 -.424 13
1.337 28 Louisville 11-1 21 .086 64 -.016 45 -.074 40 -.314 4 -.039 104 .218 83
1.292 29 Michigan State 12-1 8 .363 26 -.138 91 -.066 38 -.144 37 -.211 36 .020 55
1.287 30 Vanderbilt 8-4 45 .352 27 -.022 50 -.246 102 -.204 17 -.227 28 -.047 44
STE STE
Rk
Team FBS
Rec
FEI
Rk
FGE FGE
Rk
PRE PRE
Rk
KRE KRE
Rk
PE PE
Rk
KE KE
Rk
OFGE OFGE
Rk
1.194 31 Texas 8-5 37 .624 12 .046 22 -.166 69 -.116 48 -.060 98 .158 77
1.191 32 New Mexico 3-9 109 -.294 97 -.183 105 .120 2 -.245 14 -.161 52 .563 119
1.162 33 Kansas State 8-4 25 .156 53 .132 11 -.028 26 -.034 77 -.060 97 -.032 47
1.131 34 Iowa State 3-8 72 -.139 89 -.118 82 .040 8 -.084 54 -.271 13 .412 111
1.072 35 South Florida 2-9 99 .699 5 .000 40 -.229 94 -.184 23 -.054 99 -.657 2
1.039 36 Rice 10-4 68 .288 39 -.138 90 -.162 68 -.126 43 -.296 8 -.310 16
1.027 37 Oklahoma 11-2 14 .537 14 .154 7 -.101 46 .089 110 -.080 89 .269 91
.989 38 Nebraska 8-4 46 .610 13 -.165 97 -.062 36 -.120 46 -.115 77 .291 98
.974 39 Utah 4-7 30 .521 15 .038 23 -.260 113 -.251 11 -.021 105 .273 95
.823 40 Duke 9-4 33 .137 54 -.010 42 -.021 24 .076 107 -.230 27 -.431 12
.772 41 Texas State 5-6 115 .043 70 .029 27 -.150 64 -.201 18 -.077 92 -.067 40
.741 42 Miami 8-4 42 .068 67 .011 32 -.256 107 -.122 45 -.261 17 .065 64
.729 43 Houston 7-5 34 -.484 111 -.160 95 .016 15 -.262 9 -.192 42 -.145 29
.698 44 Miami (OH) 0-12 122 .250 44 .070 17 -.304 121 -.148 36 -.161 53 -.538 6
.689 45 Nevada 3-8 92 .274 41 -.090 69 -.213 83 -.216 15 -.148 61 .068 65
STE STE
Rk
Team FBS
Rec
FEI
Rk
FGE FGE
Rk
PRE PRE
Rk
KRE KRE
Rk
PE PE
Rk
KE KE
Rk
OFGE OFGE
Rk
.671 46 USC 10-4 20 -.091 84 .202 3 -.187 77 .052 103 -.212 35 -.642 4
.663 47 Hawaii 1-11 87 -.511 113 -.021 48 -.106 48 -.311 5 -.129 67 .577 122
.637 48 North Carolina 6-6 43 -.526 114 .139 8 -.243 100 -.348 2 -.079 90 .273 94
.618 49 West Virginia 3-8 66 .301 36 -.227 110 -.229 93 -.247 13 -.241 22 .096 68
.617 50 Wisconsin 8-4 19 -.127 87 -.014 44 .005 19 .007 94 -.182 46 .082 67
.506 51 Louisiana Lafayette 8-4 79 -.463 109 -.050 60 .037 9 -.031 78 -.234 26 .214 82
.495 52 Iowa 7-5 31 .045 69 .024 28 -.064 37 -.047 72 -.084 88 .438 115
.387 53 Washington State 5-7 56 .418 20 .015 31 -.249 103 .084 108 -.261 16 .132 74
.351 54 Western Kentucky 7-4 82 .173 51 -.032 56 -.061 35 -.001 90 -.109 80 -.065 41
.306 55 TCU 3-8 50 .495 18 -.103 77 -.106 50 -.018 84 -.094 83 .278 96
.302 56 Tulane 6-6 67 .296 38 -.096 73 -.177 75 -.027 79 -.211 37 -.655 3
.237 57 Tennessee 4-7 74 .383 22 .050 21 -.114 52 -.011 86 .017 113 -.489 9
.229 58 Illinois 3-8 77 -.098 85 .079 16 -.196 81 -.078 56 -.126 71 -.009 51
.229 59 UTEP 2-10 120 -.777 119 -.108 78 .031 11 -.138 40 -.234 25 .036 58
.225 60 Arizona State 9-4 10 .220 46 -.142 92 -.214 84 -.139 38 -.193 41 .006 54
STE STE
Rk
Team FBS
Rec
FEI
Rk
FGE FGE
Rk
PRE PRE
Rk
KRE KRE
Rk
PE PE
Rk
KE KE
Rk
OFGE OFGE
Rk
.213 61 Michigan 7-6 36 .099 62 -.004 41 -.127 55 -.069 60 -.077 91 .237 87
.213 62 Colorado State 7-6 63 .511 16 -.029 55 -.127 56 .097 111 -.128 68 .204 80
.197 63 Buffalo 7-5 83 .131 55 -.091 70 .030 12 -.003 89 -.053 100 -.111 33
.094 64 Central Michigan 5-6 112 -.355 103 -.018 46 -.024 25 .054 104 -.225 29 .226 84
.085 65 Missouri 11-2 5 -.032 77 -.065 62 -.167 70 -.120 47 -.142 63 .290 97
.074 66 Georgia 7-5 18 .671 8 -.293 119 -.192 80 -.157 33 -.123 74 .052 61
-.001 67 Kansas 2-9 101 -.127 88 .001 39 -.113 51 -.169 30 .009 111 .180 79
-.006 68 North Carolina State 2-9 98 .187 48 .180 5 -.239 97 -.053 70 .043 115 .320 103
-.022 69 Wake Forest 3-8 80 .171 52 -.123 84 -.221 89 -.021 82 -.259 18 -.132 31
-.031 70 South Alabama 6-5 64 .300 37 -.058 61 -.139 59 .025 100 -.117 76 .310 101
-.081 71 UAB 1-10 113 .042 71 -.080 65 -.231 95 -.065 64 -.216 32 -.201 24
-.180 72 Northwestern 4-7 60 .460 19 -.083 66 -.176 74 .140 113 -.205 39 .109 71
-.188 73 Oregon State 7-5 38 .041 72 -.176 102 -.189 79 -.123 44 -.187 45 .347 106
-.188 74 Louisiana Tech 3-8 108 .111 60 -.128 85 -.148 63 -.038 75 -.160 56 .233 86
-.192 75 Virginia Tech 7-5 29 -.359 104 -.086 68 -.187 78 -.129 41 -.221 30 .533 118
STE STE
Rk
Team FBS
Rec
FEI
Rk
FGE FGE
Rk
PRE PRE
Rk
KRE KRE
Rk
PE PE
Rk
KE KE
Rk
OFGE OFGE
Rk
-.210 76 Troy 5-6 105 .003 74 .087 15 -.214 85 -.113 50 .020 114 -.485 10
-.229 77 Syracuse 6-6 86 -.381 105 .127 12 -.241 99 -.061 67 -.136 65 .270 92
-.241 78 Clemson 9-2 22 .374 24 -.293 121 -.175 73 -.180 26 -.115 78 .177 78
-.250 79 Virginia 1-10 81 .317 32 -.110 80 -.282 119 -.095 51 -.144 62 .062 62
-.277 80 Middle Tennessee 7-5 78 -.028 76 .004 37 -.182 76 -.066 63 -.067 95 -.020 48
-.324 81 Kent State 3-8 100 -.767 117 -.022 51 .006 18 -.249 12 .046 116 .307 100
-.340 82 Notre Dame 9-4 23 .116 58 -.077 63 -.048 32 .063 105 -.074 93 -.090 36
-.403 83 Arkansas 2-9 89 .647 10 -.173 101 -.267 116 -.054 68 -.092 84 -.507 8
-.412 84 Indiana 4-7 61 .079 66 -.164 96 -.172 72 .065 106 -.280 12 -.534 7
-.451 85 Oklahoma State 9-3 9 -.773 118 .004 38 .045 7 .088 109 -.188 43 .064 63
-.531 86 Kentucky 1-10 95 .326 30 -.354 124 -.147 62 -.013 85 -.259 19 -.218 22
-.538 87 East Carolina 9-3 41 -.389 106 -.026 53 -.094 45 .004 92 -.135 66 -.053 42
-.589 88 Baylor 10-2 11 -.176 93 -.136 89 -.077 42 .000 91 -.140 64 -.153 27
-.706 89 Marshall 9-4 48 -.330 100 .036 24 -.151 65 .151 115 -.220 31 -.042 45
-.720 90 Northern Illinois 11-2 47 -.298 98 -.119 83 -.011 23 .016 98 -.085 87 .206 81
STE STE
Rk
Team FBS
Rec
FEI
Rk
FGE FGE
Rk
PRE PRE
Rk
KRE KRE
Rk
PE PE
Rk
KE KE
Rk
OFGE OFGE
Rk
-.777 91 Purdue 0-11 114 -.628 115 .034 26 -.133 57 -.356 1 .199 122 .574 121
-.783 92 Mississippi 7-5 28 -.081 81 -.146 93 -.225 91 -.068 61 -.163 51 .315 102
-.866 93 Air Force 1-10 117 .711 3 -.326 123 -.221 90 .027 101 -.152 60 -.343 15
-1.098 94 Florida Atlantic 6-6 73 -.193 94 -.020 47 -.253 106 -.020 83 -.087 85 .737 125
-1.130 95 BYU 7-5 27 .083 65 -.166 98 -.076 41 .029 102 -.002 108 .251 88
-1.249 96 Massachusetts 1-10 121 -.071 79 -.086 67 -.135 58 .145 114 -.119 75 .347 105
-1.256 97 Colorado 2-8 104 .317 33 -.094 72 -.252 104 .009 96 .011 112 .446 116
-1.257 98 Army 2-9 97 .119 57 -.079 64 -.303 120 -.038 76 -.044 103 .416 113
-1.258 99 San Jose State 5-6 85 .315 34 -.274 115 -.252 105 .008 95 -.161 55 .051 60
-1.489 100 Temple 2-9 84 -1.375 125 .006 34 -.158 67 -.183 24 -.108 81 -.084 37
-1.524 101 Connecticut 3-8 93 -.143 90 -.168 100 -.218 87 -.043 74 -.067 94 .291 99
-1.589 102 Mississippi State 6-6 32 -.966 122 -.206 107 -.125 54 -.062 66 -.241 23 .381 109
-1.596 103 Pittsburgh 6-6 52 .115 59 -.276 116 -.218 88 .175 117 -.281 11 .259 89
-1.603 104 San Diego State 8-4 88 -1.122 123 -.028 54 -.144 60 -.021 81 -.177 48 .378 108
-1.729 105 Fresno State 10-2 53 -.153 91 -.132 86 -.394 124 -.297 6 .072 118 -.005 52
STE STE
Rk
Team FBS
Rec
FEI
Rk
FGE FGE
Rk
PRE PRE
Rk
KRE KRE
Rk
PE PE
Rk
KE KE
Rk
OFGE OFGE
Rk
-1.789 106 UTSA 7-5 69 -.504 112 -.235 112 -.227 92 -.088 53 -.158 57 -.034 46
-1.789 107 Arizona 7-5 26 -.172 92 -.236 113 -.266 115 -.052 71 -.126 70 .321 104
-1.823 108 Southern Mississippi 1-11 123 -.426 107 -.179 104 -.155 66 .181 118 -.256 20 -.255 18
-1.839 109 Idaho 1-10 119 -.343 101 -.092 71 -.207 82 -.182 25 .149 120 .103 69
-1.908 110 Akron 4-7 103 -.322 99 -.097 74 -.256 108 -.065 65 .005 110 -.220 21
-2.061 111 Georgia State 0-9 111 .199 47 -.205 106 -.306 122 -.004 88 -.008 107 .034 57
-2.063 112 Penn State 7-5 65 -.124 86 -.041 58 -.265 114 .016 99 .068 117 -.011 49
-2.125 113 Tulsa 3-9 90 .123 56 -.285 118 -.079 43 .235 124 -.096 82 .117 72
-2.201 114 South Carolina 10-2 6 .288 40 -.259 114 -.464 125 -.163 32 -.010 106 -.083 38
-2.257 115 SMU 4-7 75 .312 35 -.178 103 -.237 96 .235 123 -.064 96 -.245 19
-2.281 116 California 0-11 106 .631 11 -.134 88 -.257 110 .301 125 .000 109 .138 75
-2.281 117 Texas Tech 7-5 44 .183 49 -.226 109 -.246 101 .190 119 -.113 79 .272 93
-2.867 118 UNLV 6-6 96 -.806 120 -.100 76 -.054 34 .103 112 .090 119 -.009 50
-3.499 119 Florida International 1-10 124 .048 68 -.231 111 -.282 118 -.077 58 .310 123 -.168 25
-3.514 120 Western Michigan 1-10 116 -.009 75 -.098 75 -.257 109 .214 122 .169 121 -.368 14
STE STE
Rk
Team FBS
Rec
FEI
Rk
FGE FGE
Rk
PRE PRE
Rk
KRE KRE
Rk
PE PE
Rk
KE KE
Rk
OFGE OFGE
Rk
-3.517 121 Louisiana Monroe 5-6 107 -.960 121 -.293 120 -.362 123 -.066 62 -.156 58 .629 123
-3.703 122 Wyoming 4-7 102 -.089 83 -.629 125 -.259 112 .006 93 -.127 69 -.688 1
-3.772 123 Cincinnati 8-4 54 -1.286 124 -.282 117 -.240 98 .190 120 -.319 3 -.234 20
-4.234 124 New Mexico State 1-10 118 .331 29 -.302 122 -.279 117 -.044 73 .456 124 .401 110
-4.451 125 Eastern Michigan 1-10 125 -.480 110 .007 33 -.036 29 .213 121 .534 125 .357 107