Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2014 FEI RATINGS, SPECIAL TEAMS

through games of 1/12/2015

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
3.534 1 Duke 8-4 26 .423 11 .179 3 -.033 18 -.323 6 -.151 63 .232 97
3.177 2 Memphis 9-3 40 .079 54 .145 6 -.084 34 -.336 5 -.257 14 -.467 9
3.102 3 UAB 5-6 78 .309 22 .108 10 .178 1 -.251 15 -.023 106 -.374 17
2.649 4 Kansas State 8-4 25 .183 39 .329 2 -.073 28 -.041 81 -.210 32 .054 69
2.470 5 Utah 8-4 16 .531 6 .118 9 -.132 54 -.303 8 -.073 94 .311 107
2.267 6 Nebraska 8-4 29 -.226 92 .426 1 -.023 16 -.094 70 -.068 95 -.602 5
2.170 7 Maryland 6-6 65 .869 1 .173 4 -.114 44 -.037 82 -.086 92 .269 101
2.015 8 TCU 11-1 6 .465 10 .025 24 -.148 68 -.168 34 -.232 25 .486 123
1.949 9 Georgia 9-3 5 .093 48 .119 8 -.068 27 -.114 58 -.219 27 -.223 30
1.632 10 Marshall 12-1 30 -.016 69 .070 14 .110 2 .010 93 -.175 48 -.165 39
1.592 11 Oklahoma State 6-6 75 .165 41 -.040 52 .027 10 -.189 30 -.108 80 .027 62
1.539 12 Minnesota 7-5 39 -.325 105 -.039 51 .012 14 -.252 13 -.206 34 .295 105
1.534 13 LSU 7-5 27 -.166 86 .009 30 .013 13 -.096 68 -.257 15 .378 114
1.514 14 Air Force 9-3 47 .538 5 -.012 37 -.153 72 -.140 45 -.173 50 -.071 50
1.475 15 Tennessee 6-6 34 .120 45 -.006 35 -.133 56 -.122 55 -.289 10 .231 96
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 99 -.053 58 -.094 40 -.462 1 -.099 83 -.174 36
1.435 17 Oregon 12-2 1 .109 46 .090 12 -.182 88 -.128 49 -.236 24 .069 71
1.432 18 Michigan State 10-2 15 -.250 96 -.105 72 .011 15 -.224 21 -.250 20 -.157 40
1.426 19 San Diego State 6-6 69 .283 24 -.144 85 -.084 35 -.150 39 -.283 11 -.475 8
1.400 20 Wake Forest 2-9 86 .187 38 -.129 79 -.180 87 -.304 7 -.243 22 .242 99
1.304 21 Washington 7-6 42 .188 37 -.074 66 .033 9 -.124 54 -.129 70 .266 100
1.237 22 Ohio State 14-1 2 -.066 72 -.047 56 -.195 92 -.295 9 -.236 23 -.040 56
1.191 23 Oklahoma 8-5 32 .068 58 .046 18 .072 4 .049 102 -.154 61 .210 94
1.150 24 Florida 6-5 33 .246 28 .033 22 -.091 38 -.024 83 -.197 39 .191 91
1.103 25 Texas State 6-5 94 -.271 98 -.014 38 -.118 48 -.208 25 -.247 21 -.079 48
1.093 26 Temple 5-6 66 -.362 108 -.078 67 -.224 105 -.103 66 -.542 1 -.267 25
1.045 27 Colorado State 9-3 43 .272 26 -.200 102 -.137 59 -.145 41 -.320 5 -.168 37
1.016 28 UTSA 4-8 104 .219 35 -.282 120 -.078 32 -.191 27 -.304 6 .291 104
1.007 29 Nevada 6-6 56 .015 66 -.027 46 -.142 63 -.124 53 -.253 19 -.235 28
.974 30 Cincinnati 9-4 61 .333 20 .100 11 -.276 120 -.125 51 -.157 60 .053 67
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
.959 31 Georgia Tech 10-3 4 -.250 95 .133 7 -.131 51 -.083 73 -.203 37 .212 95
.910 32 Ball State 4-6 85 .405 14 -.111 75 -.114 45 -.189 29 -.099 86 -.412 11
.897 33 Texas A&M 7-5 48 .297 23 -.042 53 -.195 91 -.162 36 -.171 51 -.512 7
.856 34 North Carolina State 7-5 55 .173 40 -.193 101 -.145 65 -.277 10 -.186 42 .135 85
.803 35 Missouri 10-3 20 .237 31 -.016 40 -.030 17 -.114 59 -.028 105 .168 89
.776 36 Hawaii 3-9 89 -.032 70 -.167 88 -.199 93 -.386 2 -.161 57 -.882 1
.774 37 South Carolina 6-6 36 .231 33 -.024 45 -.130 50 -.157 38 -.091 89 -.283 22
.738 38 Arizona State 9-3 13 .332 21 -.036 50 -.152 71 -.141 44 -.099 84 .281 102
.692 39 North Texas 3-8 124 .400 15 -.306 124 -.203 94 -.160 37 -.358 3 .121 82
.661 40 BYU 7-5 45 .155 43 -.182 98 -.158 74 -.259 11 -.171 52 .046 65
.578 41 Boston College 6-6 28 -.375 110 -.066 64 -.035 19 -.079 75 -.261 13 .130 84
.577 42 Virginia Tech 6-6 23 .034 63 -.056 60 -.276 122 -.142 43 -.302 7 -.523 6
.566 43 Fresno State 5-8 95 -.238 93 .027 23 -.257 113 -.069 77 -.358 2 -.042 54
.552 44 Baylor 10-2 10 .077 55 -.119 77 -.134 57 -.250 16 -.098 87 -.112 44
.508 45 UCLA 10-3 8 .216 36 -.217 108 -.085 36 -.130 48 -.204 36 .466 122
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
.506 46 USC 9-4 9 .384 17 .017 25 .016 12 .058 103 -.005 109 -.398 12
.468 47 Mississippi State 9-3 17 -.100 77 -.204 104 -.097 41 -.136 47 -.290 9 -.201 33
.412 48 Florida Atlantic 3-9 99 -.145 84 .008 31 -.177 84 -.246 17 -.067 96 .345 109
.408 49 Akron 4-7 98 .074 57 -.117 76 -.076 30 -.111 62 -.142 67 -.026 58
.376 50 Florida State 12-1 7 .647 3 -.175 93 -.278 123 -.110 63 -.211 31 .087 77
.351 51 Illinois 5-7 81 -.569 121 .035 21 -.047 21 -.148 40 -.126 72 -.101 45
.347 52 UNLV 1-11 113 -.268 97 -.137 83 -.141 62 -.257 12 -.183 45 .647 126
.341 53 Northern Illinois 10-3 79 -.435 113 .015 28 -.190 90 -.252 14 -.144 66 -.225 29
.335 54 Louisiana Lafayette 8-4 93 .266 27 -.008 36 -.183 89 -.018 85 -.158 59 -.178 34
.324 55 Toledo 8-4 68 .093 49 .060 15 -.217 101 -.006 88 -.192 40 .107 80
.279 56 Middle Tennessee 5-6 92 -.371 109 .163 5 -.093 39 -.081 74 -.037 102 -.082 47
.264 57 Bowling Green 7-6 112 .245 29 -.107 74 -.089 37 -.167 35 -.009 108 -.397 13
.261 58 Notre Dame 8-5 38 -.387 112 .016 27 -.061 25 -.121 56 -.108 81 -.247 26
.249 59 Mississippi 8-4 11 -.195 88 -.284 122 -.140 61 -.236 19 -.299 8 -.112 43
.223 60 West Virginia 6-6 44 .500 7 -.307 125 .021 11 .018 96 -.175 47 .445 118
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
.220 61 Pittsburgh 5-7 41 .159 42 -.131 82 -.140 60 -.094 69 -.170 53 .240 98
.155 62 Iowa State 2-9 88 .092 50 -.056 61 -.237 109 -.112 61 -.186 41 .718 128
.097 63 Virginia 4-7 35 .334 19 -.130 81 -.160 76 .062 104 -.256 16 -.221 32
.092 64 Western Michigan 7-5 58 -.098 76 -.185 100 -.158 75 -.236 20 -.160 58 .165 88
.068 65 Louisiana Tech 9-4 50 -.156 85 -.033 48 .085 3 .160 118 -.162 56 -.223 31
.063 66 Rutgers 7-5 77 .106 47 .050 17 -.117 47 -.017 86 -.032 104 -.237 27
-.005 67 Michigan 5-7 67 .084 52 .046 19 -.266 118 .018 97 -.211 30 .296 106
-.029 68 South Alabama 6-7 101 .083 53 -.055 59 -.176 83 -.138 46 -.065 98 -.382 16
-.052 69 Arizona 10-4 19 -.104 79 -.168 89 -.209 97 -.143 42 -.255 17 -.136 42
-.074 70 Oregon State 4-7 62 .715 2 -.183 99 -.114 43 .106 109 -.146 64 .084 75
-.128 71 Vanderbilt 2-9 121 -.118 80 .043 20 -.173 81 -.219 22 .066 120 .146 87
-.137 72 California 4-7 51 -.057 71 -.023 43 -.065 26 .013 95 -.089 90 -.290 21
-.144 73 Arkansas State 6-6 84 -.577 122 -.086 69 -.074 29 -.191 28 -.129 71 -.607 4
-.173 74 Central Florida 8-4 53 -.131 82 -.230 110 .063 5 -.017 87 -.145 65 .446 119
-.205 75 Boise State 12-2 31 -.001 68 -.091 71 -.311 127 -.185 31 -.180 46 .369 111
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
-.234 76 Auburn 7-5 12 -.219 90 -.015 39 -.271 119 -.128 50 -.185 44 -.392 15
-.235 77 Purdue 2-9 80 .393 16 .083 13 -.132 53 .120 111 .006 112 -.013 59
-.295 78 Tulsa 2-10 105 -.291 101 .001 34 -.206 96 -.120 57 -.123 74 -.426 10
-.316 79 Stanford 7-5 18 -.122 81 -.070 65 -.151 70 .066 106 -.254 18 .363 110
-.330 80 Georgia Southern 8-3 70 -.240 94 -.045 55 -.122 49 .028 100 -.199 38 .183 90
-.339 81 Army 3-7 114 -.074 73 -.028 47 -.217 100 -.214 23 .007 113 .449 120
-.391 82 Louisiana Monroe 4-8 102 .359 18 -.061 62 -.161 77 .010 92 -.033 103 -.167 38
-.392 83 New Mexico 4-8 97 -.339 106 -.211 106 -.077 31 -.103 65 -.207 33 .072 72
-.404 84 Texas Tech 3-8 87 .076 56 -.232 111 -.228 108 -.240 18 -.112 78 .288 103
-.428 85 Colorado 2-10 74 .154 44 -.177 95 -.150 69 -.075 76 -.111 79 .648 127
-.431 86 Wisconsin 10-3 24 .486 9 -.088 70 -.217 102 .122 112 -.174 49 .605 125
-.440 87 Arkansas 6-6 21 -.488 118 -.242 116 -.055 24 -.364 3 -.003 110 -.370 18
-.482 88 Alabama 11-2 3 -.287 100 -.255 118 -.219 103 -.350 4 -.120 75 .413 117
-.523 89 Indiana 3-8 83 .065 60 -.176 94 -.145 66 .029 101 -.212 29 .103 79
-.552 90 Florida International 3-7 91 .052 61 -.084 68 -.135 58 .022 98 -.106 82 .086 76
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
-.601 91 Louisville 8-4 22 .236 32 -.181 97 -.052 23 .134 116 -.153 62 .453 121
-.712 92 Miami 5-7 37 .278 25 -.204 103 -.205 95 -.172 33 .001 111 .129 83
-.821 93 Rice 8-5 96 -.292 102 -.129 78 -.148 67 -.083 72 -.114 76 -.076 49
-.827 94 Utah State 9-4 60 -.447 114 .002 33 -.283 124 -.089 71 -.168 55 .145 86
-.842 95 Ohio 5-6 117 -.316 103 -.234 112 -.144 64 -.177 32 -.125 73 -.268 24
-.850 96 Houston 7-5 59 -.192 87 -.157 86 -.295 125 -.105 64 -.230 26 -.277 23
-.864 97 Miami (OH) 2-9 107 .244 30 .017 26 -.216 99 -.005 89 .061 119 -.037 57
-.889 98 Troy 3-8 126 .021 65 .012 29 .037 8 .132 114 .113 124 .488 124
-.912 99 Kent State 2-9 110 -.616 124 -.172 90 -.162 78 -.210 24 -.133 68 .210 93
-.967 100 UTEP 7-6 109 -.549 120 -.229 109 .062 6 .091 108 -.217 28 -.397 14
-.982 101 Connecticut 1-10 106 -.142 83 -.207 105 -.226 107 -.064 78 -.205 35 .098 78
-1.045 102 SMU 1-11 125 -.450 115 -.316 127 -.109 42 .002 90 -.338 4 .198 92
-1.118 103 Clemson 9-3 14 .088 51 -.250 117 -.264 116 -.200 26 -.053 101 .376 112
-1.174 104 Iowa 6-6 54 -.095 75 -.023 44 -.220 104 .148 117 -.170 54 .114 81
-1.238 105 Syracuse 2-9 72 .066 59 -.137 84 -.263 115 -.055 79 -.064 99 .340 108
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
-1.253 106 South Florida 3-8 120 -.084 74 -.106 73 -.226 106 .003 91 -.099 85 -.045 53
-1.265 107 Kentucky 4-7 76 .496 8 -.166 87 -.179 86 .063 105 .022 117 -.092 46
-1.316 108 Southern Mississippi 2-9 122 .219 34 -.022 42 -.115 46 .025 99 .181 127 -.748 2
-1.435 109 North Carolina 5-7 71 -.911 127 -.216 107 -.156 73 -.098 67 -.262 12 .054 68
-1.467 110 Northwestern 4-7 57 .046 62 .002 32 -.052 22 .271 124 .009 114 -.662 3
-1.588 111 Western Kentucky 8-5 63 -.103 78 -.017 41 -.133 55 .133 115 .020 116 -.320 19
-1.592 112 East Carolina 7-5 49 -.361 107 -.043 54 -.328 128 -.043 80 -.114 77 .001 60
-1.616 113 Navy 7-5 52 -.317 104 -.282 121 -.083 33 .012 94 -.129 69 -.064 51
-1.708 114 Texas 6-7 73 -.206 89 -.130 80 -.248 111 -.018 84 -.066 97 .040 64
-1.716 115 Georgia State 0-11 127 .548 4 -.235 113 -.167 79 .125 113 .019 115 .385 115
-1.722 116 Penn State 7-6 46 .415 13 -.034 49 -.276 121 .084 107 .100 122 -.040 55
-1.828 117 Massachusetts 3-9 115 -.649 125 -.237 114 .045 7 .186 120 -.186 43 .080 74
-1.828 118 Buffalo 3-6 100 -1.122 128 -.174 92 -.046 20 -.113 60 -.083 93 .033 63
-1.911 119 Central Michigan 6-6 82 .418 12 -.180 96 -.212 98 .165 119 -.012 107 -.047 52
-2.847 120 Eastern Michigan 1-10 128 .030 64 -.323 128 -.247 110 .108 110 -.060 100 -.154 41
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 2-9 103 -.220 91 -.062 63 -.265 117 -.124 52 .377 128 .377 113
-3.453 122 Old Dominion 5-6 116 -.480 117 .054 16 -.254 112 .261 123 .111 123 .062 70
-3.806 123 New Mexico State 1-10 123 -.458 116 -.051 57 -.132 52 .386 127 .092 121 .080 73
-3.916 124 San Jose State 2-9 108 -.545 119 -.265 119 -.171 80 .315 125 -.087 91 .046 66
-4.096 125 Wyoming 3-8 118 .010 67 -.240 115 -.260 114 .242 122 .131 125 .002 61
-4.371 126 Tulane 2-9 90 -.611 123 -.293 123 -.300 126 .239 121 -.097 88 -.308 20
-4.699 127 Washington State 2-9 64 -.381 111 -.309 126 -.178 85 .346 126 .047 118 .390 116
-5.573 128 Appalachian State 6-4 111 -.867 126 -.173 91 -.176 82 .406 128 .149 126 -.177 35