Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2014 FEI RATINGS, SPECIAL TEAMS

through games of 12/6/2014

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 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
3.440 1 Duke 8-3 26 .397 15 .070 14 -.026 15 -.351 5 -.210 33 .103 82
3.344 2 Memphis 8-3 41 .004 65 .180 3 -.062 25 -.357 4 -.241 20 -.640 6
3.102 3 UAB 5-6 79 .309 26 .108 10 .178 1 -.251 16 -.023 108 -.374 17
2.750 4 Kansas State 8-3 24 .099 44 .341 2 -.019 13 -.013 88 -.218 27 -.083 50
2.674 5 Utah 7-4 21 .622 4 .139 8 -.136 57 -.310 6 -.063 99 .386 116
2.506 6 Maryland 6-5 58 .869 1 .173 4 -.101 39 -.080 75 -.102 84 .353 109
2.082 7 Nebraska 8-3 29 -.318 102 .432 1 -.103 41 -.059 78 -.167 61 -.719 3
1.867 8 Oklahoma State 5-6 80 .224 33 -.034 50 .030 9 -.122 55 -.201 38 .121 84
1.861 9 Minnesota 7-4 34 -.399 110 .042 23 -.021 14 -.266 14 -.239 21 .273 100
1.837 10 TCU 10-1 8 .465 10 .053 19 -.197 90 -.160 38 -.226 24 .580 124
1.802 11 Georgia 8-3 6 -.043 70 .141 7 -.051 19 -.108 61 -.200 40 -.223 27
1.758 12 Oregon 11-1 1 .049 57 .094 11 -.149 66 -.192 29 -.225 26 .060 69
1.568 13 Air Force 8-3 50 .535 6 -.016 41 -.153 69 -.130 47 -.199 41 -.100 47
1.556 14 Michigan State 9-2 19 -.250 95 -.099 70 .048 6 -.243 19 -.216 29 -.069 53
1.535 15 Washington 7-5 40 .289 27 .013 31 -.042 16 -.125 52 -.136 72 .345 107
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
1.474 16 Idaho 1-10 119 -.282 98 -.053 57 -.094 35 -.462 1 -.099 86 -.174 33
1.451 17 Cincinnati 9-3 62 .421 11 .116 9 -.286 121 -.148 44 -.200 39 -.116 42
1.400 18 Wake Forest 2-9 86 .187 38 -.129 80 -.180 86 -.304 7 -.243 18 .242 98
1.375 19 LSU 7-4 27 -.063 73 .021 29 -.102 40 -.091 70 -.300 10 .362 110
1.275 20 Ohio State 12-1 5 -.110 77 .004 34 -.202 93 -.298 8 -.213 30 -.115 43
1.262 21 Florida 5-5 39 .246 30 .061 16 -.099 38 -.007 89 -.217 28 .299 104
1.261 22 Colorado State 9-2 32 .352 19 -.204 101 -.134 55 -.153 41 -.331 6 -.111 46
1.224 23 Georgia Tech 9-3 3 -.250 94 .156 6 -.151 68 -.154 40 -.188 47 .165 90
1.210 24 Oklahoma 8-4 22 .068 52 .051 20 .135 2 .114 112 -.153 66 .218 94
1.177 25 Marshall 11-1 35 -.047 71 .065 15 -.007 11 -.025 84 -.179 55 -.093 48
1.103 26 Texas State 6-5 95 -.271 97 -.014 40 -.118 49 -.208 26 -.247 17 -.079 52
1.102 27 Tennessee 5-6 42 .102 43 -.028 46 -.159 71 -.125 51 -.262 14 .231 95
1.093 28 Temple 5-6 67 -.362 107 -.078 66 -.224 103 -.103 66 -.542 1 -.267 26
1.016 29 UTSA 4-8 104 .219 35 -.282 122 -.078 31 -.191 30 -.304 9 .291 102
.972 30 San Diego State 6-5 73 .334 23 -.132 82 -.141 61 -.085 72 -.280 11 -.539 8
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
.964 31 North Carolina State 6-5 59 .208 37 -.197 99 -.138 59 -.280 11 -.192 46 .048 67
.942 32 Texas A&M 6-5 52 .285 28 -.066 61 -.218 100 -.185 33 -.209 34 -.681 4
.913 33 Baylor 10-1 9 .168 39 -.126 79 -.070 28 -.247 17 -.090 90 -.112 45
.910 34 Ball State 4-6 84 .405 13 -.111 72 -.114 46 -.189 32 -.099 88 -.412 15
.842 35 Northern Illinois 10-2 74 -.418 113 -.005 37 -.198 91 -.286 10 -.238 22 -.269 24
.776 36 Hawaii 3-9 89 -.032 68 -.167 88 -.199 92 -.386 2 -.161 62 -.882 1
.769 37 Nevada 6-5 47 .002 66 -.050 55 -.137 58 -.107 62 -.242 19 -.415 14
.752 38 South Carolina 5-6 43 .340 21 -.044 52 -.142 62 -.154 39 -.084 94 -.310 21
.715 39 Mississippi 8-3 7 -.120 79 -.282 121 -.108 43 -.227 22 -.346 4 -.112 44
.692 40 North Texas 3-8 124 .400 14 -.306 124 -.203 94 -.160 37 -.358 3 .121 85
.691 41 Arizona State 8-3 16 .253 29 -.045 54 -.218 101 -.233 21 -.102 85 .239 96
.642 42 BYU 7-4 46 .021 62 -.187 98 -.126 52 -.275 12 -.168 59 -.058 55
.553 43 Florida State 12-0 4 .715 2 -.180 96 -.272 119 -.129 48 -.207 35 .069 71
.535 44 USC 8-4 13 .319 25 .055 17 -.099 37 .005 95 -.060 100 -.517 10
.530 45 Missouri 9-3 23 .216 36 -.010 39 -.052 20 -.045 81 -.059 102 .121 86
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
.514 46 Notre Dame 7-5 44 -.430 114 .029 25 -.080 33 -.115 57 -.186 49 -.153 37
.477 47 Louisiana Lafayette 7-4 100 .145 42 .027 26 -.167 76 -.040 82 -.155 65 -.205 29
.462 48 Mississippi State 9-2 10 -.208 89 -.234 109 -.056 22 -.127 50 -.319 8 -.201 30
.450 49 UCLA 9-3 12 .156 40 -.211 104 -.080 32 -.150 43 -.182 53 .403 118
.412 50 Florida Atlantic 3-9 97 -.145 83 .008 33 -.177 82 -.246 18 -.067 97 .345 108
.408 51 Akron 4-7 96 .074 51 -.117 73 -.076 29 -.111 60 -.142 70 -.026 59
.347 52 UNLV 1-11 109 -.268 96 -.137 83 -.141 60 -.257 15 -.183 52 .647 125
.340 53 Fresno State 5-7 93 -.337 104 .024 28 -.266 118 -.058 79 -.365 2 -.059 54
.334 54 Toledo 7-4 71 .093 45 .080 13 -.242 109 -.014 87 -.193 45 .080 74
.331 55 Bowling Green 6-6 110 .342 20 -.069 63 -.108 42 -.160 36 .020 115 -.397 16
.311 56 Louisiana Tech 8-4 56 -.083 74 -.042 51 .122 3 .167 119 -.167 60 -.165 35
.301 57 Illinois 5-6 78 -.578 120 .026 27 -.043 17 -.166 35 -.107 82 .003 63
.279 58 Middle Tennessee 5-6 92 -.371 108 .163 5 -.093 34 -.081 74 -.037 104 -.082 51
.192 59 West Virginia 6-5 38 .480 9 -.333 128 .015 10 .003 94 -.193 44 .446 121
.180 60 Pittsburgh 5-6 37 .037 59 -.124 78 -.069 27 -.087 71 -.130 74 .240 97
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
.155 61 Iowa State 2-9 87 .092 46 -.056 58 -.237 107 -.112 59 -.186 48 .718 127
.099 62 South Alabama 6-6 103 .083 48 -.032 48 -.164 75 -.106 63 -.088 92 -.357 19
.097 63 Virginia 4-7 31 .334 24 -.130 81 -.160 72 .062 103 -.256 15 -.221 28
.090 64 Western Michigan 7-4 49 -.138 80 -.180 94 -.187 88 -.274 13 -.160 63 .141 87
.067 65 Boston College 6-5 28 -.416 112 -.093 68 -.122 51 -.083 73 -.279 12 .056 68
.036 66 Rutgers 6-5 88 .067 53 .035 24 -.114 47 -.035 83 -.033 106 -.130 39
-.001 67 Virginia Tech 5-6 25 -.154 84 -.067 62 -.349 127 -.148 45 -.321 7 -.535 9
-.005 68 Michigan 5-7 69 .084 47 .046 21 -.266 117 .018 98 -.211 32 .296 103
-.074 69 Oregon State 4-7 66 .715 3 -.183 97 -.114 45 .106 110 -.146 68 .084 78
-.128 70 Vanderbilt 2-9 121 -.118 78 .043 22 -.173 80 -.219 23 .066 121 .146 88
-.137 71 California 4-7 55 -.057 72 -.023 44 -.065 26 .013 97 -.089 91 -.290 23
-.188 72 Arkansas State 6-5 81 -.661 124 -.097 69 -.060 24 -.190 31 -.143 69 -.607 7
-.235 73 Purdue 2-9 77 .393 16 .083 12 -.132 54 .120 114 .006 112 -.013 60
-.247 74 Boise State 11-2 36 -.042 69 -.072 64 -.294 123 -.152 42 -.180 54 .305 105
-.254 75 Arizona 10-3 14 -.206 87 -.140 85 -.212 97 -.129 49 -.235 23 -.176 32
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
-.275 76 Central Florida 8-3 54 -.218 90 -.229 106 .095 4 .003 92 -.139 71 .527 123
-.295 77 Tulsa 2-10 102 -.291 100 .001 36 -.206 95 -.120 56 -.123 77 -.426 13
-.330 78 Georgia Southern 8-3 70 -.240 92 -.045 53 -.122 50 .028 101 -.199 42 .183 91
-.340 79 Auburn 7-4 11 -.172 85 -.024 45 -.277 120 -.105 64 -.185 51 -.505 11
-.371 80 Wisconsin 9-3 30 .489 8 -.072 65 -.222 102 .119 113 -.171 56 .867 128
-.385 81 Arkansas 5-6 17 -.401 111 -.275 120 -.060 23 -.364 3 -.023 109 -.370 18
-.391 82 Louisiana Monroe 4-8 101 .359 18 -.061 59 -.161 73 .010 96 -.033 105 -.167 34
-.392 83 New Mexico 4-8 94 -.339 105 -.211 105 -.077 30 -.103 65 -.207 36 .072 72
-.404 84 Texas Tech 3-8 85 .076 49 -.232 107 -.228 106 -.240 20 -.112 79 .288 101
-.428 85 Colorado 2-10 75 .154 41 -.177 93 -.150 67 -.075 76 -.111 80 .648 126
-.488 86 Stanford 6-5 20 -.001 67 -.123 77 -.178 83 .063 105 -.255 16 .363 111
-.497 87 Miami 5-6 33 .338 22 -.206 102 -.208 96 -.201 28 -.002 111 .255 99
-.498 88 Louisville 8-3 15 .236 32 -.180 95 -.007 12 .153 118 -.146 67 .411 119
-.523 89 Indiana 3-8 82 .065 55 -.176 92 -.145 65 .029 102 -.212 31 .103 83
-.552 90 Florida International 3-7 90 .052 56 -.084 67 -.135 56 .022 99 -.106 83 .086 79
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 91 Alabama 11-1 2 -.287 99 -.252 117 -.192 89 -.289 9 -.125 75 .422 120
-.673 92 Utah State 8-4 61 -.248 93 -.008 38 -.297 124 -.093 69 -.157 64 .084 77
-.744 93 Navy 5-5 53 -.510 118 -.200 100 -.096 36 -.133 46 -.169 58 -.134 38
-.751 94 Rice 7-5 107 -.324 103 -.121 75 -.143 63 -.101 67 -.110 81 -.126 40
-.784 95 Iowa 6-5 45 -.095 76 -.021 42 -.183 87 .134 117 -.198 43 .089 80
-.842 96 Ohio 5-6 115 -.316 101 -.234 110 -.144 64 -.177 34 -.125 76 -.268 25
-.864 97 Miami (OH) 2-9 105 .244 31 .017 30 -.216 99 -.005 90 .061 120 -.037 58
-.889 98 Troy 3-8 126 .021 61 .012 32 .037 8 .132 116 .113 124 .488 122
-.912 99 Kent State 2-9 111 -.616 122 -.172 89 -.162 74 -.210 25 -.133 73 .210 93
-.982 100 Connecticut 1-10 108 -.142 81 -.207 103 -.226 105 -.064 77 -.205 37 .098 81
-1.011 101 Houston 6-5 63 -.192 86 -.154 86 -.261 113 -.093 68 -.171 57 -.480 12
-1.045 102 SMU 1-11 125 -.450 115 -.316 126 -.109 44 .002 91 -.338 5 .198 92
-1.160 103 UTEP 7-5 114 -.719 125 -.249 116 .087 5 .090 108 -.225 25 -.124 41
-1.162 104 Army 3-6 118 -.145 82 -.233 108 -.212 98 -.213 24 -.038 103 .382 114
-1.238 105 Syracuse 2-9 72 .066 54 -.137 84 -.263 114 -.055 80 -.064 98 .340 106
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
-1.253 106 South Florida 3-8 120 -.084 75 -.106 71 -.226 104 .003 93 -.099 87 -.045 57
-1.263 107 Clemson 8-3 18 .076 50 -.240 115 -.265 116 -.207 27 -.012 110 .376 112
-1.265 108 Kentucky 4-7 76 .496 7 -.166 87 -.179 85 .063 104 .022 117 -.092 49
-1.316 109 Southern Mississippi 2-9 122 .219 34 -.022 43 -.115 48 .025 100 .181 127 -.748 2
-1.334 110 North Carolina 5-6 60 -.777 126 -.257 118 -.168 78 -.125 53 -.264 13 .008 64
-1.467 111 Northwestern 4-7 57 .046 58 .002 35 -.052 21 .271 124 .009 113 -.662 5
-1.522 112 Penn State 6-6 51 .384 17 -.032 49 -.300 126 .072 106 .037 118 -.052 56
-1.716 113 Georgia State 0-11 127 .548 5 -.235 111 -.167 77 .125 115 .019 114 .385 115
-1.756 114 East Carolina 7-4 48 -.358 106 -.031 47 -.357 128 -.017 86 -.121 78 .001 61
-1.828 115 Massachusetts 3-9 112 -.649 123 -.237 112 .045 7 .186 120 -.186 50 .080 76
-1.828 116 Buffalo 3-6 99 -1.122 128 -.174 91 -.046 18 -.113 58 -.083 95 .033 65
-1.841 117 Texas 6-6 64 -.206 88 -.121 74 -.289 122 -.020 85 -.071 96 .163 89
-1.846 118 Western Kentucky 7-5 65 .008 64 -.122 76 -.158 70 .094 109 .021 116 -.320 20
-1.875 119 Central Michigan 6-5 83 .418 12 -.238 113 -.242 108 .088 107 -.032 107 .073 73
-2.847 120 Eastern Michigan 1-10 128 .030 60 -.323 127 -.247 110 .108 111 -.060 101 -.154 36
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
-3.157 121 Kansas 2-9 98 -.220 91 -.062 60 -.265 115 -.124 54 .377 128 .377 113
-3.453 122 Old Dominion 5-6 116 -.480 117 .054 18 -.254 111 .261 123 .111 123 .062 70
-3.806 123 New Mexico State 1-10 123 -.458 116 -.051 56 -.132 53 .386 127 .092 122 .080 75
-3.916 124 San Jose State 2-9 106 -.545 119 -.265 119 -.171 79 .315 125 -.087 93 .046 66
-4.096 125 Wyoming 3-8 117 .010 63 -.240 114 -.260 112 .242 122 .131 125 .002 62
-4.371 126 Tulane 2-9 91 -.611 121 -.293 123 -.300 125 .239 121 -.097 89 -.308 22
-4.699 127 Washington State 2-9 68 -.381 109 -.309 125 -.178 84 .346 126 .047 119 .390 117
-5.573 128 Appalachian State 6-4 113 -.867 127 -.173 90 -.176 81 .406 128 .149 126 -.177 31