Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2014 FEI RATINGS, SPECIAL TEAMS

through games of 10/18/2014

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 ratings and splits for Offense, Defense, Special Teams, and Field Position can be found using the drop-down menus provided above. 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
4.222 1 Utah 4-1 8 .812 5 .256 5 -.140 56 -.335 8 -.191 49 .147 76
3.467 2 Maryland 4-2 38 1.055 1 .401 2 -.188 77 -.124 50 -.069 95 .285 89
3.357 3 Oklahoma State 4-2 52 .337 27 -.142 79 .232 2 -.148 42 -.349 9 .214 86
3.143 4 LSU 5-2 50 .839 4 .206 8 -.115 44 -.051 78 -.253 22 .540 109
2.964 5 Memphis 2-3 46 -.311 97 .039 31 -.069 32 -.491 1 -.276 17 -1.236 2
2.948 6 Duke 5-1 24 .553 13 -.070 57 .015 15 -.342 6 -.160 64 .054 65
2.923 7 Missouri 4-2 34 .231 38 .158 13 .090 10 -.137 44 -.160 63 -.120 51
2.888 8 Ohio State 5-1 13 -.099 75 .193 11 -.052 27 -.277 15 -.233 29 -.114 52
2.818 9 Oklahoma 5-2 10 .210 40 .109 19 .259 1 .015 97 -.168 59 .287 90
2.801 10 Georgia 6-1 2 .135 46 .119 16 .146 4 -.087 62 -.193 48 -.580 21
2.741 11 Wake Forest 1-5 98 .672 8 .121 15 -.104 37 -.222 28 -.130 73 .134 75
2.618 12 Akron 3-3 82 .362 24 -.089 60 -.027 22 -.276 16 -.275 18 .290 93
2.378 13 Minnesota 5-1 51 .321 31 .049 28 .108 8 .005 94 -.239 28 .169 80
2.283 14 BYU 4-3 39 .021 60 .019 34 -.022 20 -.262 19 -.220 39 -.040 56
2.204 15 TCU 4-1 5 .072 55 .116 17 .075 12 -.101 59 -.151 68 .488 106
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
2.140 16 Nebraska 5-1 20 .053 57 .271 3 -.220 97 -.290 12 -.111 80 -.446 29
2.106 17 Georgia Tech 4-2 22 -.149 82 .244 6 -.064 28 -.222 27 -.103 83 -.093 54
1.934 18 Marshall 6-0 26 -.179 88 .209 7 -.001 17 .019 98 -.277 16 -.517 23
1.786 19 Colorado State 5-1 23 .370 23 -.001 37 -.130 50 -.176 38 -.215 42 -.297 31
1.779 20 UTSA 2-5 65 .077 54 -.159 82 .039 13 -.172 40 -.292 13 .319 95
1.690 21 Virginia Tech 3-3 15 -.063 73 -.107 69 -.138 55 -.248 22 -.373 7 -1.119 3
1.677 22 Mississippi 7-0 6 -.417 103 -.377 120 .140 6 -.298 11 -.414 4 .287 91
1.566 23 Hawaii 1-5 76 -.041 69 -.013 41 -.256 104 -.403 3 -.221 38 -.160 44
1.427 24 Air Force 4-2 62 .374 22 -.012 40 -.066 31 -.076 67 -.180 54 .019 61
1.400 25 Auburn 5-1 11 .086 53 .263 4 -.320 120 -.189 34 -.151 67 -1.068 5
1.183 26 California 3-3 40 -.063 72 .089 23 .030 14 -.132 47 -.025 110 -.483 25
1.166 27 Rutgers 4-2 66 .342 25 -.037 44 -.213 93 -.214 30 -.177 56 -.516 24
1.088 28 Notre Dame 6-1 21 .091 52 .011 35 -.115 43 -.124 51 -.182 52 -.792 11
1.078 29 Vanderbilt 1-5 116 -.549 113 .199 10 -.109 40 -.424 2 .087 121 .080 66
1.050 30 Ball State 1-4 83 .552 14 -.186 88 -.064 29 -.073 69 -.214 43 -.860 9
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
1.022 31 Indiana 2-4 77 .208 42 -.105 67 -.131 51 -.112 55 -.269 20 .551 110
1.011 32 UAB 3-3 78 .472 16 -.057 52 -.126 47 -.105 58 -.139 71 -.674 16
.951 33 Purdue 2-5 72 .411 17 .070 27 -.151 61 -.124 52 -.032 106 .156 77
.941 34 Pittsburgh 3-3 30 .499 15 -.147 81 -.052 26 -.070 71 -.161 62 .558 111
.932 35 Middle Tennessee 4-3 94 .206 43 .202 9 -.188 78 -.069 72 -.057 100 -.124 50
.898 36 Nevada 3-3 33 .158 44 .039 30 -.153 63 -.022 85 -.230 31 -.647 18
.882 37 Florida Atlantic 3-4 104 -.301 96 .156 14 -.212 92 -.281 14 -.074 94 .950 127
.836 38 Washington 4-2 45 .291 33 -.056 50 -.145 58 -.195 33 -.092 89 -.275 33
.832 39 San Diego State 3-3 75 .406 18 -.274 112 -.197 86 -.166 41 -.343 10 -.766 12
.729 40 Texas Tech 2-4 86 .562 12 -.305 116 -.115 45 -.273 18 -.118 78 .366 100
.693 41 Central Florida 3-2 55 .114 47 -.192 90 .085 11 -.038 80 -.168 58 .632 115
.692 42 Illinois 2-4 90 -1.048 123 .072 26 -.072 33 -.251 20 -.240 27 .007 60
.677 43 Arizona State 4-1 16 .303 32 -.072 58 -.140 57 -.238 25 -.026 109 .653 117
.673 44 Connecticut 0-5 97 -.010 63 -.116 72 -.177 71 -.337 7 -.110 81 .187 83
.617 45 UNLV 1-5 111 -.360 100 .080 25 -.190 80 -.110 56 -.252 24 .508 108
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
.595 46 Bowling Green 4-3 113 .396 20 .045 29 -.205 89 -.062 75 -.101 85 -.623 20
.553 47 Kansas State 4-1 19 -.452 106 .478 1 -.221 98 .147 118 -.163 61 -.632 19
.547 48 Florida State 6-0 7 1.035 2 -.395 125 -.106 39 -.024 84 -.243 25 -.013 58
.513 49 Iowa State 2-4 59 .770 6 .030 32 -.340 122 -.062 74 -.114 79 .759 124
.511 50 Louisville 5-2 29 .322 29 -.231 102 .142 5 .107 113 -.182 51 .630 114
.499 51 Tennessee 2-4 42 .136 45 -.138 76 -.256 105 -.085 63 -.366 8 .183 82
.453 52 Baylor 5-1 17 -.116 80 -.096 63 -.001 16 -.242 23 .008 115 -.184 41
.451 53 North Carolina State 3-4 79 -.112 79 -.241 107 -.044 24 -.211 31 -.202 45 -.012 59
.428 54 South Alabama 4-2 100 -.267 94 -.006 39 -.110 41 -.176 39 -.121 76 -1.657 1
.410 55 Idaho 1-6 112 -.158 83 -.141 78 -.154 65 -.377 4 -.065 98 -.182 42
.399 56 Michigan State 5-1 25 -.171 85 -.138 77 -.050 25 -.128 48 -.197 47 .164 79
.377 57 Northern Illinois 4-2 101 -.192 90 -.018 42 -.159 67 -.286 13 -.042 104 -.411 30
.336 58 Cincinnati 3-3 93 .341 26 -.054 49 -.236 101 -.019 86 -.231 30 -.036 57
.319 59 Florida 3-3 68 .273 35 .085 24 -.137 54 .019 99 -.053 101 .492 107
.258 60 Virginia 3-3 35 .606 10 -.117 73 -.173 69 -.049 79 -.098 87 .213 85
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 Mississippi State 6-0 18 -.536 109 -.168 84 -.127 48 -.117 53 -.390 5 -.137 45
.205 62 Toledo 3-3 73 .104 49 .109 18 -.344 125 .002 93 -.252 23 .021 62
.195 63 UCLA 5-2 9 -.034 68 -.220 98 -.065 30 -.037 81 -.291 14 .697 120
.167 64 North Texas 1-5 123 .399 19 -.317 117 -.253 103 -.016 90 -.447 2 -.133 47
.126 65 West Virginia 4-2 32 .684 7 -.424 126 .157 3 -.033 83 -.024 111 .879 125
.120 66 Texas A&M 4-3 84 .321 30 -.162 83 -.268 107 -.134 46 -.217 40 -.980 6
-.008 67 Oregon State 3-2 43 .596 11 -.321 118 -.020 19 .011 95 -.145 69 .478 105
-.011 68 Southern Mississippi 2-4 120 .327 28 .093 21 -.217 95 .055 105 -.074 93 -.805 10
-.017 69 Louisiana Lafayette 2-3 121 -.191 89 -.054 48 -.216 94 -.180 37 -.153 66 -.128 48
-.027 70 Miami 3-3 41 .394 21 -.225 100 -.157 66 -.274 17 .021 117 .022 64
-.049 71 Georgia Southern 4-2 60 .035 59 .023 33 -.151 60 .076 111 -.180 53 .080 67
-.056 72 SMU 0-6 128 -.664 120 -.285 115 -.207 90 .077 112 -.752 1 .366 99
-.316 73 Boston College 3-3 27 -.563 114 -.056 51 -.135 52 -.210 32 -.102 84 .343 96
-.370 74 Arizona 5-1 4 -.109 78 -.105 68 -.299 115 -.056 76 -.303 12 -.133 46
-.438 75 Temple 3-2 80 -.294 95 -.272 111 -.386 127 -.218 29 -.440 3 -.766 13
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
-.450 76 South Carolina 3-3 44 .641 9 -.101 65 -.183 73 -.076 68 .090 122 -.205 36
-.518 77 Oregon 5-1 1 -.643 119 -.110 71 -.260 106 -.141 43 -.327 11 .021 63
-.526 78 Tulsa 1-6 105 -.172 87 -.048 47 -.282 111 -.055 77 -.221 37 -.482 26
-.528 79 Louisiana Tech 4-2 85 -.172 86 -.109 70 -.081 35 .118 114 -.242 26 -.884 7
-.548 80 USC 5-2 3 .247 37 .090 22 -.153 64 .059 107 .067 120 -.667 17
-.576 81 South Florida 2-4 110 -.016 64 -.058 54 -.164 68 .029 100 -.133 72 .109 72
-.591 82 Michigan 3-4 67 .094 51 .006 36 -.303 116 .118 116 -.259 21 .741 123
-.681 83 Syracuse 2-4 64 .047 58 -.058 53 -.288 112 -.127 49 -.067 97 .908 126
-.691 84 Kent State 1-6 109 -.353 98 -.047 46 -.231 100 -.185 36 -.069 96 .373 101
-.726 85 Stanford 3-3 28 -.359 99 -.236 104 -.042 23 -.017 88 -.215 41 .201 84
-.770 86 New Mexico 2-5 87 -.023 66 -.285 114 -.179 72 -.077 66 -.225 34 -.220 35
-.813 87 Miami (OH) 1-6 99 .099 50 .098 20 -.276 109 .000 91 .017 116 .354 97
-.882 88 Iowa 4-2 36 -.253 93 -.200 92 -.195 83 -.063 73 -.224 36 .461 103
-.885 89 Colorado 2-5 69 -.406 102 -.199 91 -.127 49 -.229 26 -.045 103 .620 113
-.886 90 Army 2-4 117 -.003 62 -.385 123 -.136 53 -.308 10 -.027 108 .125 74
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
-.943 91 Ohio 3-4 118 -.018 65 -.179 87 -.229 99 -.093 61 -.121 77 -.105 53
-.949 92 Georgia State 0-6 106 .922 3 -.231 101 -.210 91 .211 121 -.141 70 .456 102
-.952 93 Kentucky 4-2 89 .251 36 -.222 99 -.099 36 .052 104 -.083 92 -.265 34
-.953 94 Houston 3-3 57 .230 39 -.234 103 -.279 110 -.114 54 -.124 74 -.200 37
-1.056 95 Fresno State 2-5 95 -.217 91 -.205 95 -.220 96 .118 115 -.378 6 .180 81
-1.118 96 Clemson 4-2 12 -.101 76 -.084 59 -.317 119 -.242 24 .032 118 1.083 128
-1.120 97 Texas State 2-3 122 -.544 112 -.200 93 -.193 82 -.135 45 -.197 46 -.469 28
-1.338 98 Alabama 6-1 14 -.045 70 -.383 121 -.299 114 -.329 9 -.088 91 .291 94
-1.346 99 Penn State 4-2 48 .276 34 -.018 43 -.198 87 .172 120 -.014 113 -.070 55
-1.435 100 Rice 3-3 102 -.500 108 -.190 89 -.076 34 .047 103 -.164 60 -.195 38
-1.573 101 Boise State 5-2 47 -.075 74 -.173 85 -.342 124 -.017 89 -.190 50 .712 121
-1.614 102 Florida International 2-4 81 -.032 67 -.262 109 -.201 88 .030 101 -.155 65 .644 116
-1.671 103 Wisconsin 3-2 58 .112 48 -.067 56 -.340 123 .161 119 -.177 55 .611 112
-1.688 104 Central Michigan 3-4 88 .209 41 -.203 94 -.296 113 .032 102 -.104 82 .162 78
-1.715 105 New Mexico State 1-6 114 -.047 71 -.040 45 -.152 62 .012 96 .138 125 .266 88
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
-1.734 106 Western Kentucky 2-4 71 .018 61 -.178 86 -.184 75 .062 108 -.048 102 -.719 14
-1.737 107 North Carolina 2-4 53 -.420 104 -.388 124 -.187 76 -.109 57 -.227 33 .081 68
-1.787 108 Arkansas State 3-2 63 -1.607 127 -.249 108 -.025 21 -.187 35 -.225 35 -1.083 4
-1.843 109 Buffalo 1-4 107 -.834 122 -.097 64 -.197 85 -.078 64 -.100 86 -.287 32
-1.891 110 Massachusetts 2-6 103 -.425 105 -.333 119 .092 9 .273 126 -.229 32 .116 73
-1.892 111 Navy 2-4 70 -1.118 124 -.218 97 -.191 81 -.094 60 -.273 19 .095 70
-1.914 112 Northwestern 2-4 54 .068 56 -.001 38 -.196 84 .268 125 -.036 105 -.575 22
-2.046 113 Wyoming 2-4 108 -.107 77 -.239 106 -.273 108 -.018 87 -.096 88 .233 87
-2.226 114 East Carolina 4-1 31 -.606 118 -.133 75 -.334 121 -.072 70 -.124 75 -.176 43
-2.254 115 Utah State 3-3 49 -.605 117 -.144 80 -.306 117 .001 92 -.171 57 .288 92
-2.375 116 Troy 1-5 127 -.226 92 -.131 74 .118 7 .140 117 .279 127 .733 122
-2.381 117 Western Michigan 3-3 61 -.462 107 -.093 62 -.346 126 -.034 82 -.058 99 .658 118
-2.680 118 Texas 3-4 74 -.587 116 -.064 55 -.391 128 -.077 65 -.012 114 .678 119
-2.738 119 Arkansas 2-4 56 -1.798 128 -.438 127 -.003 18 -.352 5 -.091 90 -.867 8
-2.749 120 Old Dominion 2-4 115 -.540 110 .180 12 -.246 102 .239 123 .095 123 -.184 40
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
-2.826 121 UTEP 3-3 119 -1.180 125 -.238 105 -.119 46 .073 110 -.206 44 .466 104
-2.841 122 Eastern Michigan 1-5 126 -.364 101 -.551 128 -.183 74 .056 106 -.291 15 .093 69
-2.979 123 Louisiana Monroe 3-3 125 -.168 84 -.271 110 -.176 70 .069 109 .063 119 -.185 39
-3.246 124 San Jose State 2-3 96 -.129 81 -.103 66 -.112 42 .470 128 -.028 107 -.469 27
-4.529 125 Kansas 1-5 92 -.542 111 -.093 61 -.189 79 -.250 21 .723 128 .364 98
-4.887 126 Washington State 1-5 37 -.567 115 -.285 113 -.150 59 .297 127 .126 124 .103 71
-5.531 127 Tulane 1-5 91 -.827 121 -.384 122 -.312 118 .237 122 -.023 112 -.127 49
-6.268 128 Appalachian State 1-4 124 -1.488 126 -.207 96 -.106 38 .259 124 .273 126 -.718 15