Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2015 FEI RATINGS, SPECIAL TEAMS

Updated 12/6/2015

The Fremeau Efficiency Index (FEI) is a college football rating system based on opponent-adjusted drive efficiency. Special Teams Efficiency (STE) is the per possession scoring value generated by a team's field goal, punt, punt return, kickoff, and kickoff return units based on the national average frequency of each event. Other definitions:

  • FGE: Field Goal Efficiency, the scoring value generated per field goal attempt.
  • PRE: Punt Return Efficiency, the scoring value generated per opponent punt.
  • FGE: Kickoff Return Efficiency, the scoring value generated per opponent kickoff.
  • PE: Punt Efficiency, the scoring value generated per punt.
  • KE: Kickoff Efficiency, the scoring value generated per kickoff.
  • Opp FGE: Opponent Field Goal Efficiency, the scoring value generated per opponent field goal attempt. Opp FGE is not included in STE ratings.
Rk Team FBS
Rec
STE FGE Rk PRE Rk KRE Rk PE Rk KE Rk Opp
FGE
Rk
1 Kansas State 5-6 .15 .41 18 .21 8 .27 5 .02 68 -.12 8 .33 106
2 Tennessee 7-4 .15 -.11 89 .22 5 .41 1 -.01 61 -.16 4 -.17 33
3 Marshall 8-3 .13 -.21 101 .14 23 .37 3 -.20 11 -.06 26 -.29 16
4 Duke 6-5 .12 .41 19 .01 65 .38 2 -.11 24 .08 94 .65 123
5 Stanford 11-2 .12 .56 4 .01 60 .31 4 -.05 42 .05 84 .35 107
6 San Diego State 9-3 .12 .19 46 .04 51 .23 8 -.21 9 -.02 46 .01 50
7 Memphis 8-3 .11 .42 15 .10 32 .03 55 -.12 22 -.09 15 .31 101
8 Virginia Tech 5-6 .10 .56 3 .10 35 .00 67 -.16 14 .02 69 -.04 42
9 Notre Dame 10-2 .10 .48 9 .13 26 -.02 74 -.14 16 -.02 43 -.30 15
10 North Carolina 9-2 .10 .55 5 .22 6 .12 18 .14 106 -.02 44 -.15 35
11 Utah 9-3 .10 .55 6 .19 10 -.07 109 -.12 20 .04 81 .24 89
12 Texas 5-7 .09 .27 36 .24 3 -.03 82 -.02 52 -.09 14 .06 60
13 Texas A&M 7-4 .09 .30 32 .23 4 -.20 126 -.22 8 -.05 28 .10 69
14 Western Michigan 6-5 .08 .16 49 -.03 75 .09 28 -.16 13 -.11 11 -.01 45
15 Washington 5-6 .07 .08 62 .22 7 .10 24 -.02 54 .01 67 .03 54
Rk Team FBS
Rec
STE FGE Rk PRE Rk KRE Rk PE Rk KE Rk Opp
FGE
Rk
16 Michigan 9-3 .07 .11 60 .18 11 .21 10 .06 85 .02 73 .27 93
17 Florida International 4-7 .07 .11 58 .18 12 .09 27 .19 113 -.23 1 -.22 21
18 Rutgers 3-8 .07 .11 59 .33 1 .16 12 .12 101 .07 92 .06 64
19 Pittsburgh 7-4 .07 .15 50 .14 21 .04 49 -.10 28 .01 61 .85 128
20 Auburn 5-6 .07 .57 2 .01 61 .13 16 .11 100 -.02 51 .72 126
21 Colorado State 6-5 .06 -.14 91 .26 2 .07 36 -.06 39 -.01 52 .32 103
22 Central Florida 0-11 .06 .20 43 -.16 114 -.08 111 -.26 4 -.19 3 .46 114
23 Indiana 5-6 .06 .40 21 .14 24 -.05 100 .04 75 -.07 21 -.31 12
24 TCU 9-2 .06 .33 28 -.01 69 .07 35 -.06 35 -.02 49 .28 98
25 Appalachian State 9-2 .06 .75 1 -.05 85 -.15 124 -.07 33 -.05 29 -.09 39
26 Temple 10-3 .06 .27 34 .12 28 .08 30 .03 72 .02 77 .29 100
27 East Carolina 4-7 .06 .23 40 .09 36 -.04 94 -.04 44 -.07 20 -.25 19
28 Nebraska 5-7 .06 .40 20 .05 50 -.04 86 -.09 29 .02 78 .00 47
29 Houston 11-1 .05 -.09 85 .07 43 .15 14 -.03 49 -.07 19 .19 78
30 Oklahoma State 9-2 .05 .12 56 .16 16 .04 47 -.05 41 .06 90 .01 51
Rk Team FBS
Rec
STE FGE Rk PRE Rk KRE Rk PE Rk KE Rk Opp
FGE
Rk
31 Hawaii 2-10 .05 .27 35 .04 52 -.06 104 -.14 17 .01 63 .56 120
32 Georgia Tech 2-9 .05 .43 13 .14 22 .00 70 .11 98 .01 60 -.03 43
33 Arizona 5-6 .04 .41 17 .07 44 -.07 106 -.02 50 .01 62 .03 57
34 South Carolina 3-8 .04 .12 57 -.07 95 .10 25 -.11 25 -.02 41 .35 109
35 Troy 3-8 .04 .08 64 .10 34 -.05 99 .01 67 -.14 5 .25 90
36 Florida State 9-2 .04 .13 53 -.09 99 .10 23 -.04 47 -.09 16 .44 112
37 Iowa 11-1 .04 .36 25 -.03 80 .12 20 .06 84 .02 71 .52 117
38 Wisconsin 9-3 .04 -.08 84 .06 46 .11 21 -.01 60 -.04 30 -.67 4
39 Ohio State 11-1 .04 -.59 121 .14 25 .04 48 -.21 10 -.09 13 -.20 27
40 Air Force 7-5 .04 .55 7 -.11 105 .00 68 -.08 31 .06 89 .22 85
41 Southern Mississippi 8-4 .04 -.26 109 -.04 81 .04 46 -.27 3 -.03 38 .12 72
42 Western Kentucky 11-2 .03 .48 10 -.03 76 .09 26 .09 91 .05 87 .00 48
43 Eastern Michigan 1-11 .03 .13 54 .16 18 -.07 110 -.06 36 .05 83 -.34 10
44 Texas State 2-9 .03 -.16 96 .01 64 .06 40 -.27 2 .10 101 -.19 30
45 Arkansas State 8-3 .03 -.01 75 .01 63 .12 17 -.06 38 .03 79 .03 55
Rk Team FBS
Rec
STE FGE Rk PRE Rk KRE Rk PE Rk KE Rk Opp
FGE
Rk
46 South Florida 7-4 .03 -.09 86 .10 33 .06 38 -.14 15 .10 102 .10 70
47 Georgia Southern 7-4 .03 -.15 94 .17 13 .03 52 .09 95 -.11 9 .28 97
48 Syracuse 3-8 .03 .17 47 -.03 79 .06 37 -.01 57 -.01 54 .01 49
49 Miami 7-4 .02 .40 22 -.01 70 .03 53 .10 96 .00 57 .33 105
50 BYU 8-3 .02 .36 26 .05 49 -.04 96 .16 110 -.09 17 -.30 14
51 Army 1-8 .02 .00 73 .16 17 -.04 93 .05 80 -.04 31 .73 127
52 Ball State 2-9 .02 -.02 77 -.03 77 .21 11 .04 78 .01 64 .28 96
53 Boise State 7-4 .02 .42 14 .00 67 .03 57 .12 102 .00 58 .16 75
54 Ohio 7-4 .02 .04 69 -.05 90 -.01 71 -.10 26 -.04 34 .58 122
55 Wake Forest 2-9 .02 -.21 102 -.01 71 -.04 98 -.22 7 -.03 36 -.36 9
56 Mississippi State 7-4 .02 .23 39 .17 15 -.08 112 .16 111 -.04 33 .09 68
57 Northwestern 9-2 .02 -.22 103 .02 56 .25 6 -.05 43 .14 114 -.20 26
58 Arizona State 5-6 .02 .08 63 .02 57 .01 64 -.02 51 .01 68 .46 113
59 West Virginia 6-5 .01 .07 66 -.07 97 -.04 92 -.12 21 -.03 39 .70 124
60 North Texas 1-10 .01 -.14 93 .09 39 .00 69 .00 62 -.05 27 .21 82
Rk Team FBS
Rec
STE FGE Rk PRE Rk KRE Rk PE Rk KE Rk Opp
FGE
Rk
61 Minnesota 5-7 .01 .42 16 -.10 100 .05 44 .00 64 .09 97 .21 84
62 North Carolina State 6-5 .01 -.56 120 .08 40 .23 7 -.13 19 .12 106 .43 111
63 Utah State 5-6 .01 -.27 111 -.05 88 .21 9 -.02 53 .01 65 .57 121
64 Texas Tech 6-5 .01 .37 24 .01 66 .05 45 .12 104 .08 95 -.81 2
65 USC 8-5 .01 .13 52 .15 20 -.03 83 .26 124 -.11 10 .24 88
66 Oregon 8-3 .01 .31 30 .12 27 .15 13 .41 128 -.01 56 .13 73
67 Connecticut 5-6 .00 .22 42 -.07 94 .03 50 -.06 34 .13 111 -.21 25
68 Louisville 6-5 .00 .11 61 -.01 72 .08 31 -.01 58 .12 107 .13 74
69 Navy 8-2 .00 .16 48 .06 48 .06 41 .15 109 .04 82 -.07 41
70 Florida Atlantic 3-9 .00 -.16 95 -.19 121 .01 61 -.18 12 -.06 25 -.44 7
71 UCLA 8-4 .00 .50 8 -.05 91 -.09 113 .09 93 .03 80 .28 95
72 Kentucky 4-7 -.01 .31 31 -.09 98 .03 54 .08 89 .05 86 .03 56
73 Nevada 5-6 -.01 .47 11 -.16 115 .00 66 .01 66 .10 100 -.22 23
74 Cincinnati 6-5 -.01 .39 23 -.04 82 -.04 90 .03 73 .13 112 .25 91
75 Oklahoma 11-1 -.01 -.01 76 -.14 110 -.03 84 -.12 23 -.01 55 .06 62
Rk Team FBS
Rec
STE FGE Rk PRE Rk KRE Rk PE Rk KE Rk Opp
FGE
Rk
76 Northern Illinois 7-5 -.01 .23 38 -.10 103 .07 34 .19 115 -.04 32 .06 63
77 Central Michigan 6-5 -.01 .00 74 .01 62 .01 60 -.05 40 .14 115 -.69 3
78 New Mexico 6-5 -.01 -.83 125 -.13 109 .15 15 -.30 1 -.02 40 .06 59
79 Akron 6-5 -.01 -.14 92 -.02 73 -.15 123 -.03 48 -.14 7 -.22 22
80 Louisiana Lafayette 3-8 -.02 -.20 100 .15 19 .05 42 .00 63 .19 122 -.18 31
81 Maryland 2-9 -.02 -.02 78 .02 58 .05 43 .14 107 .00 59 -.19 29
82 Toledo 9-2 -.02 -.08 83 .11 30 .11 22 .21 119 .05 85 -.17 34
83 Alabama 11-1 -.02 -.03 79 .17 14 -.18 125 .20 118 -.14 6 .02 53
84 Illinois 4-7 -.02 -.14 90 .10 31 -.04 87 .02 69 .07 91 .20 81
85 Iowa State 2-9 -.02 .33 29 .07 45 -.03 80 .12 103 .18 121 .05 58
86 UNLV 2-9 -.02 .05 67 -.10 104 -.03 79 .01 65 -.02 48 .20 80
87 Florida 10-3 -.02 -.91 126 .11 29 -.04 95 -.25 6 -.02 42 .08 66
88 LSU 8-3 -.03 .12 55 -.03 78 -.05 101 .19 117 -.09 18 .27 94
89 Clemson 12-0 -.03 .44 12 -.17 117 .03 51 .05 79 .17 119 .16 76
90 Georgia 8-3 -.03 -.24 106 .20 9 -.27 128 -.07 32 .02 76 .19 77
Rk Team FBS
Rec
STE FGE Rk PRE Rk KRE Rk PE Rk KE Rk Opp
FGE
Rk
91 Idaho 3-8 -.03 .35 27 -.19 122 -.13 120 -.09 30 .09 99 .35 108
92 South Alabama 4-7 -.03 .03 72 -.20 123 .09 29 .17 112 -.11 12 .48 116
93 Miami (OH) 2-9 -.03 .04 70 -.07 96 -.06 105 .11 99 -.06 23 .71 125
94 Colorado 3-9 -.03 -.24 105 -.05 87 .01 62 -.01 59 .01 66 .00 46
95 Penn State 7-5 -.03 .28 33 -.06 93 -.03 77 .03 70 .20 124 -.02 44
96 Baylor 8-3 -.04 -.06 82 -.10 102 .02 59 -.01 56 .07 93 .23 87
97 New Mexico State 3-9 -.04 -.10 88 .02 59 -.05 102 .11 97 -.02 50 -.29 17
98 Massachusetts 3-9 -.04 -.09 87 .03 55 .08 32 .09 90 .16 118 .40 110
99 UTEP 4-7 -.04 .04 71 -.20 124 -.02 73 .03 71 -.04 35 -.17 32
100 California 6-5 -.04 .23 41 -.10 101 -.02 76 .05 82 .14 113 .55 119
101 Mississippi 8-3 -.04 .05 68 -.36 128 -.20 127 -.10 27 -.20 2 .21 83
102 Virginia 3-8 -.05 .26 37 -.22 125 -.10 114 -.04 45 .11 104 .32 104
103 Old Dominion 4-7 -.05 -.04 80 -.06 92 -.07 108 .06 83 .06 88 .31 102
104 Washington State 8-3 -.05 .20 44 .08 41 -.07 107 .25 123 .12 108 -.08 40
105 Arkansas 6-5 -.05 -.48 118 .03 53 -.02 75 .04 77 -.01 53 -.27 18
Rk Team FBS
Rec
STE FGE Rk PRE Rk KRE Rk PE Rk KE Rk Opp
FGE
Rk
106 Rice 4-7 -.06 -.53 119 .07 42 -.04 88 .08 88 -.02 47 -.56 6
107 Tulsa 6-6 -.06 -.29 112 -.15 112 -.10 115 -.13 18 .02 74 -.15 36
108 Michigan State 12-1 -.06 -.19 99 .00 68 .07 33 .15 108 .13 109 .02 52
109 Georgia State 6-5 -.07 -.18 98 -.05 89 .03 56 .23 120 -.02 45 .29 99
110 Missouri 4-7 -.07 .08 65 -.18 118 -.11 116 -.02 55 .10 103 -.38 8
111 UTSA 3-9 -.07 -.37 115 .03 54 -.14 121 .05 81 .02 70 .09 67
112 Vanderbilt 3-8 -.08 -.25 108 -.11 106 -.03 78 .19 116 -.06 22 .07 65
113 Middle Tennessee 6-5 -.08 .14 51 .09 37 -.04 89 .30 126 .22 126 -.84 1
114 Fresno State 2-9 -.08 -.24 104 -.12 108 -.04 91 .04 74 .09 96 -.33 11
115 Louisiana Tech 7-4 -.08 .20 45 -.05 86 -.15 122 .13 105 .19 123 .53 118
116 Buffalo 4-7 -.08 -.27 110 -.04 83 -.03 81 .07 86 .15 117 .20 79
117 San Jose State 4-7 -.08 -.35 113 -.18 119 -.04 85 -.26 5 .28 128 -.20 28
118 Oregon State 1-10 -.09 -.18 97 -.11 107 .02 58 .09 94 .17 120 .22 86
119 Bowling Green 10-3 -.09 -.61 123 -.02 74 .00 65 .04 76 .09 98 -.09 38
120 Charlotte 1-10 -.09 -.36 114 .09 38 -.06 103 .19 114 .13 110 -.21 24
Rk Team FBS
Rec
STE FGE Rk PRE Rk KRE Rk PE Rk KE Rk Opp
FGE
Rk
121 SMU 2-9 -.10 -.06 81 -.24 127 .06 39 .33 127 -.06 24 -.64 5
122 Louisiana Monroe 1-11 -.10 -.24 107 -.15 111 -.02 72 .24 121 -.03 37 -.31 13
123 Boston College 1-9 -.10 -.60 122 -.16 113 .12 19 -.04 46 .20 125 .47 115
124 Kent State 2-9 -.11 -.41 116 -.04 84 -.12 119 -.06 37 .24 127 -.23 20
125 Tulane 2-9 -.13 -.44 117 .06 47 -.12 118 .24 122 .14 116 .26 92
126 Purdue 1-10 -.16 -.91 127 -.17 116 .01 63 .09 92 .11 105 .11 71
127 Kansas 0-11 -.17 -.71 124 -.19 120 -.04 97 .26 125 .02 72 -.12 37
128 Wyoming 2-9 -.21 -1.26 128 -.23 126 -.11 117 .07 87 .02 75 .06 61