Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2016 FEI RATINGS, SPECIAL TEAMS

Ratings updated 11/28/16

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.

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
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DFP DFP
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NFP NFP
Rk
1 Memphis 7-4 .21 .50 13 .17 5 .20 3 .03 58 .28 4 67.0 8 74.3 6 7.2 3
2 Michigan 10-2 .21 .10 64 -.13 106 .18 5 .34 2 -.02 58 63.8 1 73.0 16 9.2 1
3 Stanford 9-3 .17 .46 17 .05 31 .10 29 .04 53 .20 14 67.8 14 74.8 3 7.0 4
4 USC 9-3 .15 .49 15 .24 3 .12 20 .27 4 -.10 95 70.5 56 72.2 35 1.6 41
5 Western Kentucky 8-3 .15 .19 47 .46 1 .07 49 .15 17 .06 38 66.8 6 71.4 48 4.6 19
6 BYU 7-4 .14 .42 23 -.05 68 .19 4 .03 56 .25 7 68.1 19 74.1 7 6.0 7
7 Troy 8-2 .13 .15 52 .10 16 .29 1 .18 11 .03 43 66.5 4 72.4 28 6.0 8
8 Texas A&M 7-4 .12 -.10 87 .07 23 .15 10 .16 16 .15 21 70.9 67 71.1 61 .3 62
9 Temple 8-3 .12 .28 37 -.06 74 .05 61 .18 12 .19 16 66.7 5 71.4 47 4.7 18
10 Iowa 8-3 .11 -.02 74 .14 8 .15 12 .29 3 -.03 62 66.9 7 74.7 4 7.8 2
11 San Diego State 8-3 .11 .64 5 .34 2 .11 23 .06 43 -.08 88 68.2 20 74.0 9 5.8 11
12 North Carolina 6-4 .11 .45 20 .10 14 .07 48 -.01 75 .11 27 71.2 72 72.3 33 1.1 49
13 Florida 8-3 .11 .58 9 -.02 53 .10 28 -.09 104 .27 6 70.1 49 73.3 13 3.2 30
14 Ohio 7-4 .09 .46 16 -.02 56 .07 55 -.04 90 .21 11 68.1 18 71.1 63 3.0 31
15 Georgia Southern 3-7 .09 .73 4 -.11 98 .07 51 .27 6 -.02 61 72.7 113 68.3 109 -4.4 115
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
16 Iowa State 3-8 .08 .55 11 .09 20 .04 66 .05 48 .17 19 70.5 55 73.4 12 2.9 33
17 Arizona State 4-7 .08 1.02 1 -.03 60 .00 85 -.13 111 .18 18 69.8 45 71.5 45 1.7 38
18 Auburn 7-4 .08 .84 2 -.12 100 .08 47 .12 26 .01 50 71.5 82 73.1 14 1.6 42
19 Utah 7-4 .08 .32 33 .12 10 -.02 92 .02 62 .21 13 68.7 24 75.7 2 7.0 5
20 Washington 10-1 .07 .03 70 .15 7 .12 19 .06 41 .19 15 69.4 35 69.9 87 .5 61
21 Minnesota 7-4 .07 .56 10 .15 6 .08 41 -.05 93 .05 39 66.0 2 70.9 66 4.8 17
22 Tennessee 7-4 .07 -.05 82 .06 25 .09 34 -.05 91 .23 9 67.2 11 72.7 23 5.5 13
23 Miami 7-4 .07 .45 19 -.11 95 -.01 87 .08 35 .22 10 71.7 88 71.2 59 -.5 71
24 Nebraska 9-3 .07 .37 29 -.02 49 .08 46 .11 29 -.15 108 70.2 50 71.8 40 1.6 40
25 Georgia Tech 7-4 .07 .41 24 -.07 77 .15 9 .00 68 -.04 74 72.6 109 71.0 65 -1.7 86
26 Idaho 6-4 .07 .38 28 -.17 116 .21 2 .27 5 -.04 73 68.0 15 73.8 10 5.9 9
27 Penn State 10-2 .06 .39 26 -.05 64 .07 50 .01 64 .12 26 66.2 3 72.0 37 5.8 10
28 Air Force 8-3 .06 .32 32 .05 29 -.03 95 .18 13 .00 52 68.9 27 70.6 72 1.7 36
29 UTSA 5-6 .06 -.02 75 -.05 67 -.09 114 .03 55 .31 1 68.1 17 70.1 83 2.0 35
30 Boston College 5-6 .05 .01 72 .06 28 .12 18 .00 67 .02 46 68.8 26 68.5 104 -.3 65
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
31 New Mexico 7-4 .05 .83 3 .09 17 .01 82 -.03 86 -.06 77 72.8 115 69.9 86 -2.9 102
32 Florida Atlantic 2-9 .05 .14 56 .01 39 .13 15 -.08 101 .11 28 70.8 66 71.5 42 .7 55
33 Kansas State 6-4 .05 .10 62 .09 18 .11 27 -.10 105 .15 23 69.6 39 73.0 17 3.5 25
34 Washington State 8-3 .04 -.55 117 -.02 55 .01 81 .25 9 -.17 112 69.3 33 72.9 20 3.6 22
35 Arkansas 6-5 .04 .19 48 -.12 104 -.01 89 .02 61 .29 3 72.0 98 71.5 43 -.5 70
36 Oklahoma State 8-2 .04 .27 38 -.16 114 .13 16 -.20 124 .23 8 69.1 28 75.9 1 6.8 6
37 Wake Forest 5-6 .04 .25 43 -.14 110 .08 40 -.06 97 .00 54 69.8 43 71.3 54 1.5 44
38 Northern Illinois 5-6 .04 -.28 105 .11 12 .05 64 -.01 78 -.07 84 69.8 44 69.3 92 -.4 69
39 Houston 8-3 .04 .43 22 .12 11 .06 60 -.01 74 -.06 81 69.1 29 70.8 68 1.7 37
40 Central Florida 5-6 .04 .13 58 .04 34 -.01 88 .04 52 -.06 78 70.1 48 66.1 123 -4.1 111
41 Eastern Michigan 6-5 .04 .26 41 -.16 115 .02 77 .02 59 .15 22 71.9 94 72.9 21 1.0 51
42 Navy 8-2 .04 -.30 106 .08 22 .11 25 .15 21 -.07 83 69.2 31 73.1 15 3.9 21
43 Maryland 5-6 .04 -.48 115 -.01 46 .06 57 .15 19 -.03 66 72.4 106 67.9 113 -4.6 116
44 Pittsburgh 7-4 .03 .22 44 .08 21 .05 65 .14 22 -.07 86 71.4 76 70.6 74 -.8 76
45 Virginia Tech 8-3 .03 -.08 85 -.24 124 .17 6 .13 25 -.09 89 67.2 10 72.4 29 5.2 14
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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 Kentucky 6-5 .03 .32 31 -.01 47 .08 42 -.03 81 .14 24 72.2 100 71.1 62 -1.1 79
47 Colorado State 6-5 .03 -.01 73 -.01 48 .08 43 .10 31 .07 33 70.0 47 73.6 11 3.5 23
48 Louisiana Tech 7-4 .03 .02 71 .23 4 -.01 90 -.05 95 -.25 123 70.6 60 71.1 60 .5 59
49 Appalachian State 9-3 .03 -.03 78 -.07 79 .06 59 .16 14 -.02 59 69.3 32 72.0 38 2.7 34
50 Alabama 11-0 .02 -.05 81 -.15 111 .12 17 .11 27 -.01 57 70.4 54 71.2 58 .8 53
51 Fresno State 0-11 .02 .58 8 -.07 78 .11 26 .08 34 -.15 107 72.4 105 68.9 98 -3.5 106
52 Bowling Green 3-8 .02 .15 53 -.09 89 .07 54 -.15 114 .27 5 71.8 90 70.0 85 -1.7 89
53 Western Michigan 11-0 .02 -.11 91 .14 9 .08 38 -.02 79 .00 53 70.0 46 74.5 5 4.5 20
54 Oklahoma 9-2 .02 -.32 107 .10 15 .09 32 .00 70 .16 20 71.1 71 72.3 32 1.2 47
55 Ohio State 11-1 .02 -.03 77 .06 26 .01 83 -.05 94 .21 12 67.8 13 72.9 19 5.2 15
56 Akron 4-7 .02 .46 18 -.01 45 -.06 106 .40 1 -.17 113 71.6 84 68.4 107 -3.2 105
57 California 5-7 .01 .28 36 .00 42 .03 70 .02 63 -.11 99 70.6 57 71.2 55 .7 56
58 Northwestern 6-5 .01 -.35 112 .10 13 .04 68 .06 47 -.07 85 71.5 81 69.3 95 -2.3 93
59 Clemson 10-1 .01 .12 59 .03 37 .09 35 -.13 112 -.06 79 68.0 16 71.3 53 3.2 29
60 Marshall 2-9 .01 -.75 124 .05 33 .03 69 .22 10 -.06 80 68.8 25 72.1 36 3.3 27
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
61 Tulsa 8-3 .00 .12 60 .01 40 -.02 93 -.16 117 .30 2 70.6 59 69.3 94 -1.3 85
62 South Florida 9-2 .00 .20 46 -.09 91 .10 30 .13 23 -.03 69 69.2 30 74.1 8 4.9 16
63 Missouri 3-8 .00 -.94 126 -.06 72 .07 52 .03 54 .07 32 73.7 119 72.6 27 -1.2 80
64 Mississippi 4-7 .00 .60 7 -.05 65 .08 39 -.02 80 -.01 55 71.9 91 72.7 24 .8 54
65 Toledo 8-3 .00 .13 57 -.17 117 .15 8 .07 39 -.03 64 72.7 112 73.0 18 .3 63
66 Mississippi State 4-7 .00 -.32 108 .01 41 .13 13 -.05 96 -.14 105 69.4 36 72.8 22 3.4 26
67 Hawaii 5-7 -.01 .62 6 -.06 75 .00 86 -.03 85 .04 41 72.0 99 68.4 108 -3.6 107
68 Ball State 3-8 -.01 .16 51 -.04 62 .03 74 .10 32 -.11 98 71.9 92 72.4 30 .5 60
69 Wisconsin 10-2 -.01 .17 49 -.02 57 .03 75 .00 69 -.14 104 67.1 9 72.6 25 5.6 12
70 South Alabama 3-6 -.02 -.40 113 -.10 93 -.04 100 -.01 76 .03 45 70.3 53 71.4 49 1.0 50
71 Virginia 2-9 -.02 -1.07 127 .00 43 .01 80 .15 20 .03 44 69.7 41 71.3 51 1.7 39
72 Vanderbilt 5-6 -.02 .50 14 .05 30 -.03 98 -.19 121 .01 48 72.8 116 69.2 97 -3.7 108
73 TCU 5-5 -.02 -.14 94 -.20 121 .09 33 -.03 83 .06 37 69.7 42 70.5 75 .8 52
74 Nevada 4-7 -.02 -.20 103 -.13 107 .08 36 .13 24 -.04 71 72.5 107 71.2 56 -1.3 82
75 Michigan State 2-9 -.02 .38 27 -.08 83 -.07 107 -.03 84 .07 35 73.1 117 70.5 78 -2.6 98
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
76 Army 4-5 -.03 -.89 125 -.10 94 .10 31 .26 7 -.17 115 68.5 22 67.8 114 -.6 73
77 Louisiana Lafayette 4-6 -.03 .14 55 -.16 113 .08 44 -.04 89 -.03 67 70.3 51 68.6 102 -1.7 88
78 Rice 2-9 -.03 -.03 79 -.05 69 .02 79 -.08 99 -.03 63 71.5 80 70.6 73 -.9 78
79 Notre Dame 4-8 -.03 .10 65 .09 19 -.04 99 -.18 119 -.22 121 69.6 40 70.7 70 1.1 48
80 Texas 5-7 -.03 -.14 96 -.12 101 .07 53 .05 49 .19 17 69.3 34 72.6 26 3.3 28
81 Baylor 5-5 -.03 -.51 116 -.12 102 .12 21 -.08 100 .13 25 71.6 86 71.0 64 -.6 72
82 Texas Tech 4-7 -.03 .51 12 -.08 84 .05 63 -.12 108 -.15 109 74.4 124 68.2 110 -6.2 120
83 Florida International 4-8 -.03 .07 66 -.08 80 -.15 123 .16 15 -.12 100 72.7 111 68.5 106 -4.2 114
84 Miami (OH) 6-5 -.03 .16 50 .06 24 -.09 116 .05 50 -.13 103 72.3 103 69.2 96 -3.1 104
85 Oregon State 3-8 -.03 -.44 114 -.01 44 .03 71 .05 51 .10 30 71.4 77 69.5 91 -1.9 91
86 Wyoming 7-4 -.04 -.15 98 -.10 92 -.09 115 .06 45 .04 40 69.5 37 72.4 31 2.9 32
87 Charlotte 3-8 -.04 .07 67 -.09 88 -.02 94 .06 42 -.09 93 71.4 75 67.1 117 -4.2 113
88 Oregon 3-8 -.04 .07 68 .03 36 .08 45 -.05 92 -.15 110 71.6 83 70.8 69 -.8 77
89 Kansas 1-10 -.04 .29 35 -.03 59 .07 56 -.43 128 -.12 101 74.3 123 64.1 127 -10.2 128
90 West Virginia 8-2 -.04 -.11 92 -.07 76 -.03 96 -.12 107 -.03 65 72.0 96 70.7 71 -1.3 83
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
91 Louisville 9-3 -.04 -.10 88 -.27 127 .00 84 .08 36 .00 51 68.4 21 69.6 89 1.3 46
92 North Carolina State 5-6 -.05 -.67 122 -.04 63 .15 11 .10 30 -.09 92 71.3 74 68.8 100 -2.5 96
93 South Carolina 5-6 -.05 .34 30 .03 35 -.22 126 -.29 127 -.01 56 72.4 104 70.5 77 -1.8 90
94 North Texas 4-7 -.05 -.07 83 -.08 81 -.03 97 -.12 109 .02 47 72.6 108 68.8 101 -3.8 110
95 Syracuse 3-8 -.05 -.19 102 -.09 90 -.27 128 .25 8 -.02 60 71.7 87 71.4 50 -.3 67
96 Purdue 2-9 -.05 -.07 84 -.02 50 -.08 112 -.03 87 .11 29 70.3 52 67.7 115 -2.6 99
97 Middle Tennessee 7-4 -.06 .26 40 -.06 73 -.05 101 -.16 116 .01 49 71.9 93 66.3 121 -5.6 119
98 Georgia 6-5 -.06 -.10 89 .06 27 -.13 121 -.01 77 -.14 106 70.7 62 71.3 52 .6 57
99 Louisiana Monroe 3-7 -.06 -.11 90 -.02 51 -.14 122 .06 44 -.10 96 70.7 63 72.3 34 1.5 43
100 Central Michigan 5-6 -.06 -.59 119 -.05 66 .03 76 .01 65 -.09 90 71.4 79 69.3 93 -2.1 92
101 Arkansas State 6-4 -.06 -.33 110 -.02 52 .03 73 -.03 82 -.08 87 72.0 97 71.2 57 -.8 74
102 Old Dominion 8-3 -.07 .31 34 .05 32 -.05 104 -.13 110 -.18 116 67.3 12 70.8 67 3.5 24
103 UTEP 3-8 -.07 .27 39 -.26 126 .11 22 .11 28 -.07 82 71.6 85 68.9 99 -2.7 100
104 San Jose State 3-8 -.07 .26 42 -.06 71 .06 58 -.23 126 .04 42 70.6 58 71.9 39 1.3 45
105 Duke 3-8 -.07 -1.92 128 .02 38 .17 7 .02 60 -.16 111 71.9 95 71.7 41 -.3 66
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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
106 Connecticut 2-9 -.07 -.14 95 -.25 125 .08 37 .03 57 -.09 94 74.5 126 70.4 81 -4.1 112
107 Kent State 2-8 -.07 -.14 97 -.03 61 -.07 108 -.09 103 -.03 68 72.6 110 70.3 82 -2.3 95
108 Tulane 3-8 -.07 -.34 111 -.18 119 .02 78 -.18 120 .08 31 68.6 23 68.6 103 .0 64
109 Utah State 2-9 -.08 -.19 100 -.09 87 .05 62 .15 18 -.17 114 70.9 68 70.5 79 -.4 68
110 Indiana 6-6 -.08 -.19 101 -.11 99 -.02 91 .01 66 -.12 102 69.5 38 70.1 84 .5 58
111 Cincinnati 3-8 -.08 -.04 80 -.13 105 -.05 103 .00 71 -.11 97 71.7 89 70.4 80 -1.3 84
112 Boise State 10-2 -.08 -.65 121 -.22 122 .11 24 -.10 106 -.04 75 74.2 121 71.5 44 -2.7 101
113 Southern Mississippi 5-6 -.09 .45 21 -.17 118 -.12 119 -.16 118 .07 34 73.9 120 66.2 122 -7.7 124
114 Massachusetts 1-10 -.09 -.64 120 -.15 112 .03 72 .08 37 -.04 76 70.9 69 67.2 116 -3.7 109
115 Florida State 8-3 -.09 -.02 76 -.02 54 .13 14 -.23 125 -.28 125 71.3 73 70.5 76 -.8 75
116 SMU 4-7 -.10 -.16 99 -.12 103 -.10 117 -.15 115 -.04 72 72.2 101 66.6 119 -5.6 118
117 Colorado 9-2 -.10 -.27 104 -.08 82 -.05 102 -.01 73 -.33 127 72.3 102 69.8 88 -2.5 97
118 Illinois 2-9 -.11 .10 61 -.11 97 -.12 118 -.14 113 -.09 91 71.4 78 64.2 126 -7.2 122
119 East Carolina 2-9 -.11 .05 69 -.11 96 -.13 120 -.06 98 -.20 118 74.7 127 68.2 111 -6.5 121
120 UCLA 4-8 -.11 -.32 109 -.06 70 -.08 113 .06 40 -.20 119 70.9 70 68.0 112 -2.9 103
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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 UNLV 3-8 -.11 .39 25 -.13 109 -.08 110 -.01 72 -.23 122 74.2 122 66.0 125 -8.2 125
122 Rutgers 1-10 -.11 -.09 86 -.09 86 -.15 124 -.04 88 -.32 126 72.7 114 63.8 128 -8.9 127
123 Arizona 2-9 -.12 -.13 93 -.13 108 -.06 105 -.20 123 -.19 117 74.4 125 67.0 118 -7.4 123
124 Texas State 1-9 -.12 .21 45 -.24 123 -.21 125 .06 46 -.03 70 70.7 61 66.0 124 -4.7 117
125 Georgia State 2-8 -.14 -.74 123 -.03 58 -.08 111 -.08 102 -.28 124 74.7 128 66.3 120 -8.4 126
126 Buffalo 2-9 -.14 -.56 118 -.08 85 -.23 127 .10 33 -.22 120 70.8 64 68.5 105 -2.3 94
127 New Mexico State 3-8 -.16 .14 54 -.19 120 -.07 109 .07 38 -.34 128 70.8 65 69.6 90 -1.3 81
128 LSU 6-4 -.16 .10 63 -.27 128 .04 67 -.19 122 .06 36 73.2 118 71.5 46 -1.7 87