Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2015 FEI RATINGS, SPECIAL TEAMS

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.

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Team FBS
Rec
STE FGE FGE
Rk
KRE KRE
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KE KE
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PRE PRE
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PE PE
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OFP OFP
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DFP DFP
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NFP NFP
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1 Tennessee 8-4 .17 -.13 88 .33 2 .20 4 .22 6 .01 54 66.7 7 75.9 1 9.2 1
2 Marshall 9-3 .14 -.19 97 .30 4 .11 22 .16 20 .18 9 67.2 10 71.9 31 4.7 12
3 San Diego State 10-3 .13 .19 47 .31 3 .09 34 .04 57 .19 8 65.3 1 74.0 5 8.7 2
4 Duke 7-5 .13 .49 9 .37 1 -.02 91 .01 69 .17 10 66.5 4 73.3 9 6.8 6
5 North Carolina 9-3 .13 .56 4 .07 20 .07 39 .24 5 -.09 92 68.4 25 71.7 39 3.3 27
6 Ohio State 12-1 .12 -.29 114 -.01 49 .15 11 .15 24 .19 7 67.4 12 75.4 2 7.9 3
7 Virginia Tech 6-6 .12 .58 2 -.04 64 .05 58 .21 8 .13 15 67.8 18 69.9 76 2.1 43
8 Kansas State 5-7 .12 .43 17 .24 6 .13 16 .21 10 -.01 62 67.7 16 70.1 72 2.4 38
9 Stanford 12-2 .11 .57 3 .25 5 .01 82 .12 29 .04 34 67.0 9 74.5 3 7.5 5
10 Memphis 8-4 .11 .40 20 -.02 53 .14 13 .13 27 .03 45 70.3 58 73.8 6 3.4 26
11 Washington 6-6 .09 .10 61 .04 24 .04 63 .25 2 .01 52 68.4 24 70.9 53 2.6 35
12 Florida International 4-7 .09 .12 53 .04 25 .29 1 .18 12 -.20 116 69.7 40 70.5 61 .8 54
13 Utah 10-3 .08 .55 5 -.13 109 .02 79 .17 17 .13 17 68.0 20 71.9 33 3.9 19
14 Michigan 10-3 .08 .11 58 .16 7 .04 62 .18 13 -.06 82 66.6 6 72.0 26 5.4 9
15 Texas A&M 7-5 .08 .22 46 -.22 126 .10 27 .19 11 .15 13 70.0 50 72.8 19 2.8 34
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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
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16 Wisconsin 10-3 .08 -.01 77 .03 32 .06 52 .08 43 -.01 61 67.4 11 71.8 34 4.5 13
17 Texas 5-7 .08 .27 37 -.08 83 .14 14 .25 4 .02 48 70.5 63 69.6 80 -.8 73
18 Western Michigan 7-5 .07 .10 63 .04 27 .14 12 -.02 74 .09 22 70.0 48 71.5 45 1.5 47
19 Notre Dame 10-3 .07 .48 10 -.09 87 .06 49 .14 25 .10 18 71.5 90 72.9 18 1.4 50
20 East Carolina 4-7 .06 .25 39 -.10 96 .12 19 .11 38 .03 43 70.6 68 72.3 22 1.7 46
21 Temple 10-4 .06 .31 33 .03 30 .01 84 .13 26 -.03 69 67.5 13 71.6 42 4.1 16
22 Western Kentucky 12-2 .06 .58 1 .03 31 .02 76 .02 61 -.07 84 68.8 30 71.8 36 3.0 31
23 Wake Forest 2-9 .05 -.21 101 -.10 98 .08 36 -.01 73 .22 6 73.0 119 71.6 41 -1.5 81
24 Alabama 13-1 .05 -.02 78 -.11 106 .19 6 .21 9 -.15 109 68.8 31 73.0 16 4.2 14
25 Arkansas State 8-4 .05 .10 62 .14 11 .04 66 .06 47 .03 40 65.4 2 73.2 11 7.9 4
26 Houston 12-1 .05 -.03 81 .10 14 .13 17 .04 53 .01 51 69.9 47 73.0 13 3.1 30
27 New Mexico 6-6 .05 -.70 123 .08 17 .10 29 -.13 111 .28 1 70.8 72 70.8 55 .0 62
28 Georgia Southern 8-4 .04 -.18 93 -.02 54 .15 9 .17 18 -.12 102 66.1 3 72.0 27 5.9 7
29 Texas Tech 6-6 .04 .37 25 -.01 48 -.02 94 .00 72 -.09 89 71.3 84 71.1 51 -.2 66
30 Nebraska 6-7 .04 .39 24 -.10 99 .04 65 .05 51 .07 28 70.6 69 69.5 86 -1.1 78
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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 Georgia Tech 2-9 .04 .43 18 -.06 72 .05 54 .15 21 -.12 99 71.4 86 67.6 116 -3.8 104
32 TCU 10-2 .04 .43 15 .02 34 .11 21 -.02 75 .05 31 69.6 39 71.9 30 2.3 40
33 Texas State 2-9 .03 -.16 92 .00 44 -.04 99 .02 64 .25 2 70.9 78 73.2 12 2.3 41
34 Troy 3-8 .03 .09 64 -.11 102 .19 5 .11 32 -.03 68 69.8 44 68.2 108 -1.5 82
35 Oklahoma State 9-3 .03 .18 48 -.02 55 -.01 85 .11 36 .04 35 68.9 33 73.0 17 4.1 17
36 Ohio 7-5 .02 .08 65 -.03 61 .08 35 -.04 87 .07 25 69.7 42 72.6 20 2.9 32
37 Arizona State 5-7 .02 .11 60 .02 33 .05 56 .05 52 .00 59 68.6 28 71.8 35 3.2 28
38 Central Michigan 6-6 .02 .00 75 -.03 59 -.09 113 .01 70 .05 33 70.2 55 70.2 71 .0 64
39 Indiana 5-7 .02 .32 30 -.10 95 .05 57 .06 49 -.06 77 71.1 81 71.0 52 -.1 65
40 BYU 8-4 .02 .24 42 -.10 94 .14 15 .04 55 -.14 106 71.5 91 69.3 88 -2.2 92
41 Connecticut 5-7 .02 .35 27 -.02 52 -.07 110 -.07 99 .03 41 69.4 38 71.8 38 2.4 39
42 Florida Atlantic 3-9 .02 -.16 91 -.04 66 .11 26 -.17 120 .16 11 70.1 52 70.4 64 .3 59
43 Colorado State 6-6 .02 -.04 82 .00 42 -.03 95 .25 3 .03 42 70.2 54 71.9 29 1.8 45
44 Rutgers 3-8 .02 .12 55 .11 13 -.02 89 .31 1 -.14 104 72.5 109 68.1 110 -4.4 110
45 Syracuse 3-8 .02 .17 49 .01 37 .07 44 -.02 80 .00 57 68.1 23 70.4 67 2.2 42
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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 Northwestern 9-3 .02 -.29 112 .15 10 -.07 109 .02 62 .04 38 72.3 103 69.4 87 -2.9 98
47 Arizona 6-6 .02 .33 28 -.14 113 .04 64 .08 44 .05 32 70.0 49 70.4 65 .4 57
48 Auburn 6-6 .02 .55 6 .07 19 .07 47 .11 37 -.12 103 69.7 41 70.0 75 .3 58
49 Florida 10-4 .02 -.96 127 -.09 85 .06 53 .11 31 .23 5 68.8 29 73.7 7 5.0 11
50 Appalachian State 10-2 .01 .46 12 -.19 123 .07 40 -.02 78 .03 44 70.5 62 69.1 93 -1.4 80
51 South Carolina 3-8 .01 .12 56 .03 29 .08 38 -.06 97 .10 19 69.4 37 73.6 8 4.2 15
52 North Carolina State 6-6 .01 -.61 122 .14 12 -.05 104 .09 39 .09 20 67.7 17 73.0 15 5.3 10
53 Eastern Michigan 1-11 .01 .14 52 -.12 107 .01 80 .18 14 .04 36 70.5 64 69.7 79 -.7 71
54 Pittsburgh 7-5 .01 .02 73 .06 21 .07 46 .15 22 .09 23 70.4 61 74.2 4 3.8 22
55 Central Florida 0-11 .01 .24 44 -.13 111 .25 2 -.15 117 .24 3 70.4 59 67.9 114 -2.5 95
56 Boise State 8-4 .01 .45 13 -.03 62 -.02 90 .01 67 -.12 100 68.5 26 71.3 47 2.9 33
57 Ball State 2-9 .01 -.02 79 .16 8 .04 60 -.03 81 -.06 81 71.0 80 70.5 60 -.5 69
58 Nevada 6-6 .01 .51 8 .04 26 -.02 93 -.15 116 -.03 70 74.0 124 68.4 103 -5.6 119
59 Florida State 9-3 .00 .11 59 .02 35 .11 25 -.08 100 .06 29 72.3 101 73.3 10 .9 53
60 North Texas 1-10 .00 -.14 90 -.06 71 .10 31 .11 35 -.01 65 70.6 70 70.9 54 .2 61
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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 Toledo 10-2 .00 -.04 83 .09 15 .01 83 .11 34 -.21 119 67.7 15 70.2 70 2.6 36
62 Middle Tennessee 6-6 .00 .16 50 -.07 77 -.15 124 .13 28 -.28 125 70.7 71 65.9 122 -4.7 112
63 Air Force 7-6 .00 .55 7 -.03 58 -.01 86 -.10 106 .04 39 71.4 88 70.4 63 -1.0 77
64 Louisiana Lafayette 3-8 .00 -.20 99 .00 43 -.13 120 .18 15 .00 58 70.1 51 71.5 43 1.4 49
65 Hawaii 2-10 .00 .27 35 -.11 105 .04 67 .06 50 .13 16 72.7 112 69.8 78 -3.0 99
66 Arkansas 7-5 .00 -.45 117 -.05 69 .02 78 .02 65 -.05 76 68.1 21 71.9 32 3.8 20
67 Southern Mississippi 8-5 .00 -.24 106 -.01 50 .07 42 -.02 77 .15 14 66.6 5 72.0 25 5.4 8
68 Louisville 7-5 .00 .04 71 .01 41 -.05 103 .01 68 .01 55 70.4 60 70.6 56 .2 60
69 Mississippi State 8-4 .00 .27 36 -.13 112 .10 28 .16 19 -.16 110 70.8 73 72.1 24 1.3 52
70 Akron 7-5 .00 .01 74 -.15 117 .16 8 -.04 84 .01 56 69.7 43 71.5 44 1.8 44
71 South Florida 7-5 .00 -.20 100 -.01 51 -.04 98 .09 40 .07 26 69.8 45 69.5 85 -.2 67
72 Minnesota 6-7 .00 .46 11 -.01 47 -.05 102 -.08 103 -.01 63 72.3 102 70.0 74 -2.3 94
73 Georgia 9-3 -.01 -.24 104 -.28 128 .03 72 .22 7 .05 30 68.1 22 71.8 37 3.7 23
74 USC 8-6 -.01 .14 51 -.05 70 .16 7 .15 23 -.26 122 72.8 117 70.6 57 -2.2 93
75 Maryland 2-9 -.01 -.02 80 .01 38 .05 55 .03 59 -.15 107 70.8 76 65.6 123 -5.2 116
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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 Oregon 8-4 -.01 .43 16 .04 23 .07 43 .11 33 -.35 127 67.6 14 69.0 94 1.4 51
77 Miami 7-5 -.01 .40 22 -.02 56 .04 61 .02 63 -.09 88 69.0 34 72.4 21 3.5 25
78 Illinois 4-7 -.01 -.14 89 -.09 91 -.01 88 .11 30 -.04 71 70.8 74 70.3 68 -.5 68
79 Oklahoma 11-2 -.01 .00 76 -.08 80 .07 45 -.13 112 .09 21 68.6 27 71.1 48 2.5 37
80 Utah State 5-7 -.01 -.27 111 .15 9 .02 75 -.03 82 .02 47 66.8 8 70.2 69 3.5 24
81 Kentucky 4-7 -.01 .31 32 -.03 57 .01 81 -.08 102 -.08 87 72.8 115 68.8 99 -4.0 106
82 Army 1-9 -.02 -.20 98 -.10 97 .10 30 .17 16 -.04 72 72.5 107 68.3 106 -4.2 107
83 Northern Illinois 7-6 -.02 .23 45 .08 16 .09 33 -.08 101 -.19 114 69.3 36 67.5 117 -1.7 85
84 Missouri 4-7 -.02 .08 66 -.14 114 -.04 100 -.16 119 .02 50 73.1 120 68.0 111 -5.0 114
85 UCLA 8-5 -.03 .44 14 -.15 116 .04 69 -.04 85 -.10 94 71.8 97 72.3 23 .4 56
86 Rice 4-7 -.03 -.56 120 -.10 100 .07 41 .09 41 -.10 93 71.8 93 71.1 49 -.7 70
87 Navy 10-2 -.03 .24 40 -.01 46 -.06 106 .04 56 -.15 108 69.8 46 71.4 46 1.5 48
88 Mississippi 9-3 -.03 .05 68 -.25 127 .25 3 -.31 128 .15 12 70.5 66 71.1 50 .6 55
89 LSU 9-3 -.03 .12 54 -.09 92 .12 18 -.04 90 -.17 111 71.7 92 69.5 84 -2.2 91
90 Colorado 3-9 -.04 -.24 105 -.04 65 .04 59 -.05 94 .00 60 70.3 57 68.5 101 -1.8 86
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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 UNLV 2-9 -.04 .06 67 -.08 81 .06 50 -.09 104 -.02 67 72.4 105 70.4 62 -2.0 89
92 Iowa State 2-9 -.04 .33 29 -.09 88 -.12 117 .08 42 -.12 101 71.5 89 68.1 109 -3.3 101
93 West Virginia 7-5 -.04 .11 57 -.08 82 .02 77 -.05 93 .08 24 70.5 65 70.6 59 .0 63
94 New Mexico State 3-9 -.04 -.10 87 -.11 104 .07 48 .03 60 -.12 97 72.4 106 67.7 115 -4.7 111
95 UTEP 4-7 -.05 .04 69 -.07 76 .09 32 -.19 124 -.04 74 72.5 108 70.6 58 -1.9 88
96 Washington State 9-3 -.05 .24 43 -.12 108 -.07 107 .07 46 -.25 121 70.2 53 68.9 95 -1.3 79
97 South Alabama 4-7 -.05 .03 72 .04 22 .15 10 -.17 121 -.18 113 72.4 104 65.0 125 -7.4 124
98 San Jose State 5-7 -.05 -.29 113 -.09 86 -.23 128 -.05 95 .24 4 71.1 82 68.3 107 -2.9 97
99 Baylor 9-3 -.05 -.23 102 -.04 63 -.03 96 -.11 107 .01 53 70.6 67 69.6 82 -1.0 75
100 Cincinnati 6-6 -.05 .40 21 -.09 90 -.16 125 -.04 89 -.02 66 74.5 127 68.8 97 -5.7 120
101 Fresno State 2-9 -.05 -.24 103 -.09 89 -.02 92 -.11 108 -.06 78 67.9 19 71.7 40 3.8 21
102 Iowa 11-2 -.05 .39 23 .04 28 .04 68 -.02 76 -.14 105 69.1 35 73.0 14 3.9 18
103 Kent State 2-9 -.06 -.45 118 -.18 121 -.19 126 -.03 83 .04 37 74.0 126 67.0 120 -7.0 123
104 Penn State 7-6 -.06 .32 31 -.08 84 -.15 123 -.04 91 -.06 83 70.3 56 68.7 100 -1.6 83
105 Clemson 13-1 -.06 .42 19 -.06 73 -.14 122 -.13 113 -.05 75 72.8 114 69.2 90 -3.6 103
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Team FBS
Rec
STE FGE FGE
Rk
KRE KRE
Rk
KE KE
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PRE PRE
Rk
PE PE
Rk
OFP OFP
Rk
DFP DFP
Rk
NFP NFP
Rk
106 Bowling Green 10-4 -.06 -.70 124 -.04 68 -.03 97 .02 66 -.04 73 70.8 75 69.9 77 -.9 74
107 Idaho 3-8 -.06 .35 26 -.18 122 -.04 101 -.19 123 .07 27 71.8 94 68.9 96 -2.9 96
108 SMU 2-9 -.06 -.06 85 .01 40 .12 20 -.22 127 -.36 128 72.0 98 66.5 121 -5.5 118
109 Tulsa 6-7 -.07 -.26 109 -.14 115 .03 73 -.12 109 -.01 64 71.2 83 69.2 89 -2.0 90
110 Michigan State 12-2 -.07 -.19 96 .01 39 -.08 111 .00 71 -.21 118 68.8 32 72.0 28 3.2 29
111 Charlotte 1-10 -.07 -.37 115 -.11 103 -.08 112 .08 45 -.20 117 72.7 113 64.6 126 -8.1 125
112 Massachusetts 3-9 -.07 -.09 86 .01 36 -.12 118 .03 58 -.09 91 72.6 110 68.3 104 -4.3 108
113 Georgia State 6-6 -.08 -.18 95 .00 45 .06 51 -.07 98 -.29 126 75.0 128 69.6 81 -5.4 117
114 Louisiana Monroe 1-11 -.08 -.24 107 -.07 75 .08 37 -.13 114 -.26 123 72.1 99 63.4 128 -8.7 127
115 Old Dominion 4-7 -.09 -.04 84 -.13 110 -.01 87 -.04 88 -.08 86 72.8 118 63.7 127 -9.1 128
116 Boston College 1-9 -.09 -.60 121 .07 18 -.14 121 -.14 115 .02 49 70.9 79 70.1 73 -.8 72
117 California 7-5 -.09 .24 41 -.07 74 -.09 114 -.05 92 -.06 79 72.3 100 69.1 91 -3.2 100
118 Miami (OH) 2-9 -.09 .04 70 -.11 101 .11 24 -.06 96 -.12 98 73.9 122 65.5 124 -8.4 126
119 Vanderbilt 3-8 -.09 -.25 108 -.08 79 .11 23 -.10 105 -.20 115 71.8 95 68.3 105 -3.5 102
120 UTSA 3-9 -.09 -.37 116 -.19 124 .03 70 .04 54 -.06 80 70.9 77 69.1 92 -1.7 84
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Team FBS
Rec
STE FGE FGE
Rk
KRE KRE
Rk
KE KE
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PRE PRE
Rk
PE PE
Rk
OFP OFP
Rk
DFP DFP
Rk
NFP NFP
Rk
121 Virginia 3-8 -.10 .26 38 -.15 118 -.05 105 -.21 125 .02 46 72.7 111 68.4 102 -4.3 109
122 Oregon State 1-10 -.10 -.18 94 -.03 60 -.12 119 -.13 110 -.10 95 74.0 125 67.5 118 -6.5 122
123 Purdue 1-10 -.10 -.91 126 -.04 67 -.07 108 -.16 118 -.11 96 71.4 87 69.6 83 -1.9 87
124 Buffalo 4-7 -.10 -.27 110 -.08 78 -.09 115 -.02 79 -.07 85 71.4 85 70.4 66 -1.0 76
125 Wyoming 2-9 -.13 -1.26 128 -.16 119 .03 71 -.21 126 -.09 90 73.9 123 68.8 98 -5.1 115
126 Louisiana Tech 8-4 -.14 .29 34 -.20 125 -.19 127 -.04 86 -.17 112 71.8 96 67.9 112 -3.8 105
127 Kansas 0-11 -.14 -.78 125 -.09 93 .03 74 -.18 122 -.27 124 72.8 116 67.9 113 -4.9 113
128 Tulane 2-9 -.15 -.49 119 -.17 120 -.10 116 .06 48 -.25 120 73.5 121 67.4 119 -6.0 121