Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2017 FEI RATINGS, SPECIAL TEAMS

Final Ratings

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 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.

Note that STE ratings formula and formatting have been updated for the 2017 season. Archived ratings for other seasons will be updated in the off-season.

STE
Rk

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
1 Kansas State 7-5 .16 .56 7 .23 8 .08 35 .11 17 .09 31 66.4 5 72.5 19 6.1 7
2 Marshall 8-5 .14 -.26 104 .21 9 .35 1 -.01 67 .16 15 71.0 74 72.7 16 1.7 34
3 TCU 10-3 .14 .23 39 .10 14 .16 13 .10 19 .10 28 70.6 59 72.1 26 1.5 40
4 Western Michigan 5-6 .13 -.19 99 .20 10 .19 11 -.03 77 .40 1 65.2 1 70.5 73 5.3 9
5 Kentucky 6-6 .12 .54 10 .03 25 .06 46 .08 26 .09 32 69.4 33 71.6 37 2.2 29
6 Penn State 11-2 .10 -.54 117 .30 3 .09 27 .07 29 .20 9 66.8 6 73.7 8 6.9 6
7 Florida Atlantic 10-3 .10 .21 44 .02 32 .07 41 .01 60 .20 10 69.2 26 71.8 33 2.6 26
8 Virginia Tech 8-4 .09 .00 81 .02 35 .08 34 .18 8 .06 43 67.4 8 75.6 2 8.2 2
9 San Diego State 9-3 .09 .16 57 .42 1 .09 29 .14 11 -.27 127 69.9 41 72.4 22 2.5 27
10 Colorado 4-7 .08 .32 31 -.16 121 .08 36 .25 4 .08 36 72.1 97 73.5 10 1.3 44
11 Utah 6-6 .08 .47 12 -.14 115 .07 44 .01 59 .27 5 70.9 69 68.8 107 -2.1 92
12 Stanford 9-5 .07 .21 46 -.01 43 .20 10 .13 12 .02 56 67.1 7 76.8 1 9.7 1
13 Toledo 10-3 .07 .14 60 -.12 104 .06 47 .30 2 -.06 88 67.9 13 72.2 24 4.2 15
14 Central Florida 12-0 .07 .15 59 .12 12 .06 50 .06 32 .04 50 68.2 15 73.8 7 5.6 8
15 Wisconsin 13-1 .07 .55 9 -.11 101 .17 12 .05 36 -.02 72 70.7 63 71.5 43 .8 55
STE
Rk

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 South Alabama 3-8 .07 .35 23 -.10 89 -.05 111 -.04 80 .23 8 71.6 88 68.9 104 -2.7 100
17 Utah State 5-7 .06 -.02 85 .07 17 .07 42 .16 9 .04 51 68.0 14 71.5 44 3.5 19
18 Temple 6-6 .06 -.11 94 .10 13 .07 40 .03 45 .03 53 70.0 42 68.5 110 -1.5 83
19 Boise State 11-3 .06 .03 73 .00 41 .13 19 .12 16 .02 58 68.9 24 72.0 28 3.1 22
20 Memphis 9-3 .06 .03 71 .26 4 .03 73 .03 50 .01 61 69.2 25 71.1 52 1.9 31
21 Georgia 12-2 .05 .55 8 -.04 55 .09 31 -.03 75 .05 49 68.7 21 72.7 17 4.0 16
22 Minnesota 5-7 .05 .08 67 .04 22 -.01 89 .05 37 .02 57 69.5 34 70.9 57 1.4 41
23 Mississippi 5-6 .05 .34 26 .10 15 .03 71 -.06 88 -.03 78 70.6 60 71.5 41 .9 54
24 Washington 9-3 .05 -.44 115 -.10 92 .10 22 .38 1 .00 66 67.6 10 74.5 5 6.9 5
25 Wyoming 7-5 .05 .27 35 .25 6 .04 64 -.05 85 .07 39 65.9 3 70.7 63 4.9 11
26 Auburn 9-4 .05 .45 15 -.01 44 -.01 88 .06 34 -.02 74 71.0 72 70.7 66 -.3 71
27 Florida International 7-5 .05 .42 19 -.07 73 .20 8 -.03 74 -.03 80 71.9 95 71.7 35 -.2 70
28 Michigan 8-5 .04 .34 25 -.08 78 .26 3 .04 43 -.12 111 67.6 11 72.4 21 4.8 12
29 Boston College 7-6 .04 -.30 106 .02 31 .05 58 .10 18 .05 46 68.8 22 71.9 29 3.2 21
30 Nebraska 4-8 .04 .23 38 -.02 48 -.03 105 .10 23 .12 24 71.2 79 71.3 47 .1 62
STE
Rk

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 Louisiana Monroe 4-8 .04 .02 77 .25 5 -.02 95 -.07 95 -.01 69 70.0 43 71.8 32 1.8 32
32 Alabama 12-1 .04 -.17 98 -.07 72 .22 6 .03 46 .12 21 67.5 9 75.5 3 8.1 3
33 Bowling Green 2-9 .03 .19 53 .01 38 .00 84 .02 51 .17 13 70.2 49 70.6 68 .4 57
34 Georgia Southern 2-9 .03 .46 13 .02 28 .04 61 .02 53 -.10 104 70.1 44 68.8 105 -1.3 79
35 Baylor 1-10 .03 .29 33 -.07 77 -.08 118 .02 54 .30 3 72.5 103 68.8 106 -3.7 109
36 Iowa 8-5 .03 .29 32 .06 19 .23 5 -.07 93 -.10 102 70.7 62 69.2 100 -1.5 82
37 Texas A&M 6-6 .03 .42 18 .03 27 -.03 102 .02 52 .01 64 70.5 57 71.5 42 .9 52
38 North Carolina 2-9 .03 .01 79 .09 16 .01 78 -.03 78 -.07 91 71.8 93 70.5 71 -1.3 80
39 Northwestern 10-3 .03 .10 63 -.09 82 .04 66 -.01 66 .12 25 69.4 32 70.5 70 1.1 48
40 Mississippi State 8-4 .02 .35 24 -.10 91 .06 49 .06 33 .06 44 68.8 23 70.3 78 1.4 42
41 Pittsburgh 4-7 .02 .45 14 -.13 110 -.06 115 .20 6 -.10 100 73.7 122 71.1 53 -2.5 97
42 Arkansas 3-8 .02 .02 74 -.05 58 .09 30 -.08 102 .06 41 71.9 94 69.5 94 -2.4 93
43 Arkansas State 6-5 .02 -.05 90 .02 33 -.11 123 .16 10 .11 27 66.3 4 73.6 9 7.3 4
44 Syracuse 3-8 .02 .21 47 .00 40 .03 70 -.13 113 .23 7 72.2 99 71.9 31 -.3 73
45 Iowa State 7-5 .02 .03 72 -.13 108 -.01 86 .10 20 .05 45 70.7 64 72.3 23 1.6 37
STE
Rk

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 Louisville 7-5 .02 .44 16 -.05 59 .04 63 -.14 117 .09 29 73.1 112 70.2 80 -2.9 101
47 South Carolina 8-4 .02 -.40 112 .14 11 .09 25 -.13 116 .35 2 70.2 50 71.6 38 1.4 43
48 Texas 7-6 .02 -.66 121 -.12 105 .04 65 -.06 89 .28 4 67.9 12 72.7 18 4.8 13
49 Tulane 4-7 .02 .19 52 -.04 54 .11 21 -.01 64 -.03 77 71.7 90 70.7 64 -.9 77
50 Old Dominion 4-7 .01 .07 69 .05 20 -.02 96 -.08 101 -.08 94 72.5 104 67.6 121 -4.9 119
51 Troy 10-2 .01 -.54 118 .36 2 -.09 122 -.04 81 -.12 110 69.3 30 69.6 89 .3 58
52 UNLV 5-6 .01 .48 11 -.09 86 .05 54 .10 22 -.22 123 70.1 47 68.6 108 -1.5 85
53 Clemson 11-2 .01 -.30 107 -.06 71 .10 24 .03 49 -.07 89 69.4 31 73.3 12 3.9 17
54 Ohio State 12-2 .01 .02 76 .02 30 .00 83 -.07 97 .12 22 69.6 36 73.2 13 3.6 18
55 Navy 7-6 .01 -.44 114 .04 23 .02 75 .09 24 .19 11 69.3 27 71.5 39 2.3 28
56 Middle Tennessee 7-6 .01 .61 4 -.04 51 .00 85 -.07 96 -.02 73 73.2 117 68.3 114 -4.9 120
57 Indiana 4-7 .01 .62 3 -.10 94 -.06 114 .03 47 .03 54 71.4 86 69.9 85 -1.5 84
58 North Texas 8-5 .01 .59 6 -.05 57 -.09 120 .26 3 .09 33 71.0 73 70.0 82 -1.0 78
59 Buffalo 5-6 .01 -.39 111 -.09 88 .06 48 .05 39 -.01 71 69.6 37 70.8 61 1.1 47
60 Maryland 3-8 .01 -.94 128 -.07 76 .15 17 .20 7 -.14 117 70.8 66 68.3 115 -2.5 96
STE
Rk

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 Notre Dame 10-3 .01 .33 28 -.13 113 .02 76 -.16 123 .04 52 72.5 106 69.5 92 -3.0 103
62 Arizona State 7-6 .00 .25 36 -.11 98 .06 45 .04 44 -.03 76 72.1 96 70.0 83 -2.1 91
63 Houston 7-5 .00 .22 40 -.19 126 -.04 108 -.07 94 .05 48 70.4 54 71.7 36 1.2 45
64 Ohio 8-4 .00 .22 42 .00 39 .03 68 .05 40 -.04 82 68.3 17 69.8 88 1.5 39
65 USC 11-3 .00 -.14 96 -.05 64 -.01 90 .00 62 .01 62 71.1 77 71.0 56 -.1 67
66 Virginia 5-7 -.01 -.12 95 .24 7 -.08 119 -.07 92 -.08 95 70.5 56 69.9 86 -.7 75
67 Florida State 6-6 -.01 .43 17 -.04 53 .09 26 -.12 112 -.11 107 71.2 81 69.2 101 -2.0 90
68 Michigan State 10-3 -.01 .22 43 .01 36 .00 81 -.05 86 .07 38 68.2 16 73.1 14 4.9 10
69 Southern Mississippi 7-5 -.01 .39 21 -.12 106 -.03 97 -.03 79 .09 34 72.7 108 69.5 91 -3.2 106
70 New Mexico 2-9 -.01 .14 61 -.02 47 .25 4 -.12 111 .06 42 71.2 80 72.1 27 .9 53
71 Eastern Michigan 5-7 -.01 .01 78 -.05 61 .00 82 .01 56 -.11 106 69.7 38 69.6 90 -.1 66
72 Missouri 6-6 -.01 .16 58 -.09 84 .05 55 -.02 72 .17 14 73.4 118 69.4 96 -4.0 111
73 California 4-7 -.01 .21 45 -.10 90 .07 38 .00 63 -.05 85 69.3 28 69.5 93 .2 60
74 Oregon 6-6 -.02 .40 20 -.10 95 .05 52 .05 38 -.04 83 68.4 18 68.5 109 .1 64
75 BYU 3-9 -.02 -.20 100 -.12 102 .33 2 -.16 125 .15 17 71.4 87 70.9 59 -.6 74
STE
Rk

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 Illinois 2-10 -.02 .02 75 -.13 109 .06 51 -.11 108 .12 26 72.3 100 69.4 97 -2.9 102
77 Fresno State 9-4 -.02 -.03 86 -.11 96 .21 7 -.11 109 -.03 79 71.6 89 71.7 34 .1 65
78 Army 9-3 -.02 -1.44 130 -.06 70 -.05 112 .12 14 -.04 81 72.9 110 71.2 50 -1.7 86
79 Tennessee 3-8 -.02 .04 70 -.06 69 .05 56 -.26 130 .16 16 70.8 67 70.9 58 .1 61
80 Oregon State 0-11 -.02 -.01 84 -.10 93 .16 16 -.06 91 .09 35 73.6 121 67.7 119 -5.9 127
81 Coastal Carolina 3-8 -.02 -.24 102 -.03 50 -.28 130 .06 31 .01 63 70.9 71 70.8 62 -.1 68
82 Duke 6-6 -.02 .07 68 .02 34 .20 9 -.15 122 -.10 105 70.8 68 72.5 20 1.7 35
83 UTSA 5-5 -.02 .18 54 -.20 127 .01 79 -.10 106 .18 12 70.9 70 73.0 15 2.1 30
84 Appalachian State 8-4 -.02 -.07 91 .00 42 .04 62 .08 25 -.12 112 65.6 2 70.0 81 4.5 14
85 Oklahoma 12-2 -.02 .22 41 -.09 81 .01 80 -.05 83 -.03 75 72.3 101 70.4 74 -1.9 88
86 South Florida 9-2 -.02 .20 50 -.04 56 -.06 113 .07 30 -.12 113 68.6 20 71.3 49 2.6 25
87 Tulsa 2-10 -.03 .32 30 -.06 66 .07 43 -.01 69 -.05 86 74.1 125 71.4 45 -2.6 99
88 Purdue 7-6 -.03 -.01 82 -.24 130 .02 77 .04 42 .12 20 70.3 52 71.3 48 1.0 51
89 Colorado State 6-6 -.03 .24 37 -.17 122 .11 20 -.10 105 -.07 90 71.4 85 74.2 6 2.8 24
90 Miami (OH) 4-7 -.03 .08 66 -.13 111 -.14 126 -.02 70 -.01 70 73.1 113 70.6 67 -2.5 95
STE
Rk

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 Wake Forest 7-5 -.03 .21 48 -.09 85 -.03 101 .13 13 -.10 99 69.3 29 70.8 60 1.5 38
92 Louisiana Tech 6-6 -.03 .34 27 -.06 65 -.02 94 -.13 114 -.23 125 70.6 58 70.4 75 -.2 69
93 East Carolina 3-8 -.03 .17 55 -.05 63 .05 53 -.15 121 -.13 116 73.0 111 70.5 72 -2.6 98
94 UCLA 6-7 -.03 .20 49 -.07 74 .03 74 -.10 104 -.07 92 72.9 109 69.8 87 -3.1 104
95 LSU 8-4 -.04 -.31 108 -.05 60 .08 37 -.07 99 .23 6 71.3 83 74.6 4 3.3 20
96 Hawaii 2-9 -.04 -.55 119 -.16 120 -.23 128 .03 48 .13 19 73.5 120 69.1 103 -4.4 116
97 Northern Illinois 7-5 -.04 -.37 109 -.13 114 -.03 103 -.02 71 .00 68 68.6 19 70.3 77 1.7 33
98 Charlotte 1-10 -.04 -.98 129 -.01 45 .15 18 .12 15 .01 60 71.1 75 72.1 25 1.0 49
99 Texas Tech 5-7 -.04 -.75 125 .07 18 .05 57 -.05 87 .07 40 70.1 45 69.3 99 -.8 76
100 Idaho 3-8 -.04 -.03 87 -.18 124 .16 14 .01 58 -.17 121 70.1 46 68.4 113 -1.7 87
101 Miami 9-3 -.04 .13 62 -.08 80 -.01 87 .10 21 .02 55 70.1 48 71.3 46 1.2 46
102 Air Force 4-7 -.04 .32 29 -.22 128 .09 28 .22 5 -.13 114 73.4 119 67.3 124 -6.1 129
103 Connecticut 2-9 -.04 -.09 92 -.09 87 .09 33 -.06 90 -.08 93 74.5 130 71.1 51 -3.4 107
104 West Virginia 6-6 -.05 -.01 83 -.06 68 -.03 98 -.10 107 -.11 108 73.2 115 67.5 122 -5.7 124
105 Kent State 1-10 -.05 -.29 105 -.14 116 -.03 106 -.16 124 .12 23 73.2 116 67.5 123 -5.7 125
STE
Rk

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 Florida 4-7 -.05 .71 2 -.15 118 .03 69 -.23 129 .07 37 72.2 98 70.2 79 -1.9 89
107 Central Michigan 7-5 -.05 -.69 123 .02 29 -.05 110 -.18 127 -.05 87 71.8 92 67.2 125 -4.6 117
108 Rutgers 3-8 -.05 .28 34 -.05 62 .03 72 -.17 126 .00 67 73.1 114 67.6 120 -5.5 123
109 Akron 6-7 -.05 -.85 127 -.07 75 .04 60 .07 28 -.15 119 70.7 61 69.3 98 -1.3 81
110 SMU 6-6 -.05 -.05 89 -.11 100 -.03 104 .02 55 .02 59 69.7 39 70.7 65 1.0 50
111 Arizona 6-6 -.06 .10 64 -.01 46 .05 59 .01 61 -.38 129 69.8 40 70.3 76 .6 56
112 Western Kentucky 5-7 -.06 -.45 116 -.12 103 .09 32 -.05 84 .05 47 70.8 65 71.1 55 .3 59
113 Louisiana Lafayette 4-7 -.06 -.05 88 -.09 83 -.13 125 .01 57 .14 18 70.4 53 70.5 69 .1 63
114 New Mexico State 7-6 -.06 -.09 93 .04 24 -.21 127 -.10 103 -.10 101 72.5 105 66.6 127 -5.9 128
115 Georgia State 7-4 -.07 -.21 101 -.15 117 -.04 109 -.07 100 -.08 98 71.4 84 71.1 54 -.3 72
116 North Carolina State 8-4 -.07 -.63 120 .03 26 -.07 117 .08 27 -.13 115 70.3 51 71.9 30 1.6 36
117 San Jose State 1-11 -.07 .86 1 -.11 99 -.07 116 -.03 76 -.15 120 71.8 91 67.9 118 -3.8 110
118 Washington State 8-4 -.07 .60 5 -.15 119 -.01 91 -.15 119 .00 65 71.1 76 66.2 128 -4.9 118
119 Rice 1-11 -.08 -.85 126 -.11 97 .16 15 .04 41 -.10 103 74.4 129 69.4 95 -4.9 121
120 Nevada 3-8 -.08 .01 80 -.12 107 -.03 99 .05 35 -.30 128 72.6 107 68.4 111 -4.2 113
STE
Rk

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 Cincinnati 3-8 -.08 -.43 113 -.18 123 -.02 93 -.13 115 .09 30 74.0 124 71.5 40 -2.5 94
122 Oklahoma State 10-3 -.08 .17 56 -.13 112 .03 67 -.15 118 -.11 109 70.4 55 73.4 11 3.0 23
123 UTEP 0-12 -.08 -.68 122 -.04 52 .07 39 -.07 98 -.08 97 74.0 123 70.0 84 -4.0 112
124 Kansas 0-11 -.09 .36 22 -.03 49 -.09 121 -.22 128 -.22 122 74.1 126 64.4 130 -9.7 130
125 Georgia Tech 4-6 -.11 -.38 110 .01 37 -.24 129 -.04 82 -.04 84 72.4 102 68.1 116 -4.3 114
126 Massachusetts 3-8 -.12 -.26 103 .04 21 -.01 92 -.11 110 -.24 126 69.5 35 65.8 129 -3.7 108
127 Ball State 1-10 -.12 .09 65 -.06 67 .10 23 -.01 65 -.46 130 71.2 82 66.9 126 -4.4 115
128 Vanderbilt 4-7 -.14 -.71 124 -.08 79 -.03 100 -.15 120 -.15 118 74.2 127 68.4 112 -5.8 126
129 UAB 7-5 -.15 .20 51 -.24 129 -.04 107 -.02 73 -.22 124 71.1 78 68.0 117 -3.1 105
130 Texas State 1-10 -.16 -.16 97 -.18 125 -.13 124 -.01 68 -.08 96 74.4 128 69.1 102 -5.3 122