Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2007 FEI RATINGS, SPECIAL TEAMS

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.

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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
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1 Boise State 9-3 .15 .44 15 .28 12 -.07 58 .31 9 -.13 76 62.7 1 70.3 23 7.6 2
2 Virginia Tech 10-3 .15 .31 28 .21 23 .27 1 .19 20 -.01 30 67.6 45 70.9 17 3.3 24
3 Fresno State 8-4 .14 -.05 72 .32 8 .06 18 .22 17 .00 26 66.6 23 71.9 8 5.4 10
4 Idaho 0-11 .11 .29 32 .08 58 .19 2 .36 5 -.15 82 69.6 80 66.8 88 -2.8 91
5 Georgia Tech 6-6 .09 .43 17 -.05 101 .02 32 .10 50 .19 4 67.2 37 72.8 3 5.6 8
6 Utah 9-4 .09 .71 3 -.02 94 .07 16 .17 26 .07 13 64.9 7 71.7 10 6.8 4
7 Missouri 11-2 .09 .32 25 .13 41 -.02 45 .15 38 -.28 109 69.8 85 68.4 55 -1.5 73
8 Ohio State 10-2 .09 .08 56 -.10 112 .15 5 .14 40 .01 21 67.1 35 74.9 1 7.8 1
9 Alabama 6-6 .09 .24 38 -.01 91 .06 21 .27 13 -.09 67 66.9 33 68.7 50 1.8 38
10 Cincinnati 9-3 .08 -.29 89 .19 27 .03 29 .18 21 .16 6 65.8 13 72.1 7 6.3 5
11 UCLA 6-7 .08 .54 11 .39 1 .03 30 .00 91 -.02 34 67.9 54 68.9 46 1.0 45
12 USC 11-2 .08 .26 36 .19 28 .07 15 .06 67 .02 17 65.9 18 70.9 18 4.9 14
13 Buffalo 5-7 .08 .05 61 .03 73 -.01 41 .17 28 .00 25 67.8 51 68.1 60 .3 51
14 TCU 8-5 .08 .16 45 .01 79 -.11 70 .38 3 .02 19 64.7 5 72.1 6 7.5 3
15 West Virginia 11-2 .08 .16 43 .17 34 -.13 74 .16 34 .22 1 65.1 10 70.0 28 4.9 15
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 Florida 8-4 .07 -.34 98 .23 20 -.10 65 .55 2 .10 8 64.2 3 68.0 61 3.8 20
17 Florida State 7-6 .07 .31 30 .00 81 .00 38 .17 25 -.04 40 67.9 52 70.9 16 3.1 27
18 Maryland 5-7 .07 .07 58 .02 78 .06 23 .15 35 .00 28 68.6 67 68.8 48 .2 54
19 Wisconsin 8-4 .07 .23 40 -.07 107 .15 6 .08 59 .09 11 67.7 50 71.6 11 3.8 19
20 Troy 7-4 .07 .58 9 .09 51 -.10 64 .31 8 -.08 61 67.3 40 67.2 78 .0 56
21 Kansas State 4-7 .07 .11 51 .03 77 -.25 100 .64 1 .03 15 66.4 20 71.5 12 5.1 13
22 Ohio 5-6 .06 .29 33 .34 5 -.28 108 -.01 93 .20 3 65.9 17 66.9 87 1.0 46
23 Navy 8-4 .06 -.04 69 .26 14 -.15 80 .19 19 -.29 110 66.8 31 63.0 117 -3.8 102
24 Oklahoma 11-3 .06 .38 19 .36 4 .07 17 -.04 102 -.04 39 67.5 42 69.7 33 2.2 32
25 Georgia 10-2 .06 .46 14 .06 61 -.02 43 .28 11 -.01 29 66.8 30 68.8 47 2.0 36
26 UTEP 3-8 .06 .77 2 -.05 103 .18 3 -.04 104 .00 24 68.4 60 68.6 53 .2 52
27 Auburn 8-4 .06 .03 63 .10 49 -.03 48 .10 52 -.02 31 67.9 55 67.8 68 -.1 57
28 Wake Forest 9-4 .06 .58 8 .30 9 -.13 77 .16 32 -.03 36 66.6 24 69.6 36 3.0 29
29 Central Florida 10-4 .06 .38 18 .24 17 -.24 96 .33 7 -.09 64 67.4 41 65.6 108 -1.8 83
30 Connecticut 8-4 .05 .27 35 .28 13 -.11 67 .15 37 -.10 70 70.0 87 68.7 52 -1.3 71
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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 Indiana 6-6 .05 .62 7 .07 59 -.11 68 .11 47 -.10 72 68.5 62 67.4 74 -1.1 66
32 Texas 10-3 .05 .36 21 .25 16 .00 36 .05 78 -.07 57 68.3 59 70.7 19 2.4 31
33 Texas Tech 8-4 .05 .06 60 -.01 87 .12 7 .08 61 -.08 63 69.6 82 71.2 14 1.6 39
34 LSU 12-2 .05 .24 37 .19 29 -.02 44 .07 64 -.11 74 64.9 6 67.9 66 3.0 28
35 Arizona 4-7 .05 .47 13 .05 63 -.12 73 .13 42 .02 18 69.9 86 69.9 29 .0 55
36 Southern Mississippi 6-6 .05 .35 22 -.02 95 .11 8 -.04 103 .00 27 70.1 91 68.4 56 -1.7 81
37 Pittsburgh 4-7 .04 .11 50 .06 60 -.16 84 .13 43 -.08 60 64.9 8 66.5 98 1.6 41
38 Nebraska 5-7 .04 .63 6 .14 40 .04 25 -.04 105 -.10 71 71.5 114 69.0 44 -2.5 89
39 Penn State 9-4 .03 .11 53 -.05 104 -.09 63 .06 69 .20 2 66.5 22 72.7 4 6.2 6
40 Bowling Green 7-5 .03 .34 23 .14 39 -.14 79 -.07 108 -.10 68 69.2 72 67.6 72 -1.6 76
41 South Carolina 5-6 .03 .23 41 .12 42 -.01 40 .10 49 -.20 91 70.1 90 67.0 82 -3.1 93
42 Texas A&M 6-6 .03 -.49 112 -.04 98 .09 12 .01 86 .09 10 68.8 69 70.4 21 1.6 40
43 Illinois 8-4 .03 .80 1 -.01 90 .04 27 .05 76 -.26 104 72.3 117 69.8 30 -2.5 87
44 New Mexico 8-4 .03 .30 31 .10 50 .08 13 -.11 115 .04 14 68.6 65 69.2 41 .6 48
45 Clemson 8-4 .02 -.14 77 .37 3 -.03 47 .18 22 -.23 98 66.1 19 71.5 13 5.4 9
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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 Army 2-9 .02 -.36 101 .24 18 -.29 111 .26 14 -.11 73 67.6 44 67.1 81 -.5 60
47 UAB 1-10 .02 .16 44 .09 54 -.08 61 .28 12 -.06 50 70.8 100 69.8 31 -1.0 64
48 San Diego State 3-8 .02 .56 10 .10 48 .03 28 .06 71 -.05 47 70.7 99 69.6 34 -1.1 67
49 Michigan State 7-6 .02 -.12 76 .21 22 .05 24 .06 72 -.14 78 65.8 14 69.5 37 3.7 21
50 Tennessee 10-4 .02 .06 59 .23 19 -.11 69 .15 36 -.16 84 66.4 21 69.5 38 3.1 26
51 Arizona State 10-3 .01 .70 4 .17 33 -.05 51 -.07 111 -.09 66 68.0 56 68.2 59 .2 53
52 Kansas 11-1 .01 -.06 74 .33 7 -.06 52 .09 53 -.17 86 67.0 34 71.0 15 4.0 16
53 North Carolina 3-8 .01 .67 5 .03 70 -.27 103 .16 29 -.12 75 67.5 43 67.2 80 -.3 59
54 Oregon 9-4 .01 .33 24 .00 82 .02 31 .04 81 -.07 54 66.7 26 70.3 24 3.6 22
55 Louisiana Monroe 5-6 .01 -.42 107 .03 75 -.13 76 .05 77 .01 20 70.8 101 69.6 35 -1.2 70
56 Purdue 7-5 .01 .31 29 .33 6 -.17 85 -.07 112 -.06 48 70.3 94 66.9 85 -3.4 97
57 Michigan 9-3 .01 -.05 70 -.10 114 .02 33 .09 58 .11 7 66.8 29 70.1 27 3.3 25
58 Colorado 6-7 .01 -.02 67 .00 83 -.06 57 .25 15 -.06 51 65.7 12 67.9 67 2.2 33
59 North Carolina State 4-7 .01 .44 16 .01 80 -.01 42 .16 33 -.14 80 69.4 76 66.7 92 -2.7 90
60 Western Michigan 4-7 .01 -.37 103 .26 15 -.15 81 .06 66 -.05 46 68.5 63 66.8 90 -1.7 82
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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 SMU 1-11 .01 -.05 71 .09 55 -.12 71 .11 46 -.02 32 67.9 53 71.8 9 3.9 18
62 Akron 4-8 .00 .28 34 .37 2 -.24 97 .13 44 -.20 92 68.5 61 66.9 86 -1.6 79
63 Washington 4-9 .00 .01 65 .16 36 -.22 94 .13 45 -.04 38 67.2 39 68.7 51 1.5 42
64 Ball State 6-6 .00 -.24 84 .17 31 .00 35 .04 82 -.04 41 68.2 58 73.3 2 5.1 12
65 South Florida 8-4 .00 -.16 80 .19 26 -.04 49 -.05 106 .09 9 64.0 2 67.4 73 3.4 23
66 Toledo 4-7 .00 .50 12 .19 24 -.34 114 -.07 113 .17 5 69.2 73 66.0 104 -3.2 95
67 Central Michigan 8-5 .00 -.22 83 .17 32 -.19 90 -.08 114 -.05 43 67.1 36 67.7 70 .5 50
68 Marshall 3-8 -.01 .14 47 .11 46 -.12 72 .17 24 -.18 89 71.2 107 70.1 26 -1.1 68
69 BYU 10-2 -.01 -.15 79 .11 47 -.06 55 .02 85 .08 12 70.0 89 68.5 54 -1.6 77
70 Air Force 8-4 -.01 .11 54 -.06 105 .09 11 -.12 116 -.07 58 69.8 84 68.3 57 -1.5 74
71 Stanford 4-8 -.01 -.31 94 .00 84 .07 14 .06 70 -.04 42 69.2 74 68.9 45 -.2 58
72 Minnesota 1-10 -.02 -.17 81 .12 43 .06 22 -.03 100 -.22 96 68.0 57 69.2 40 1.2 43
73 Arkansas 7-5 -.02 -.06 73 .19 25 -.03 46 -.03 99 -.21 94 65.8 15 67.8 69 1.9 37
74 Mississippi State 7-5 -.02 .31 27 -.03 96 .00 37 .14 41 -.16 85 68.6 64 66.7 91 -1.8 84
75 Tulane 3-8 -.02 .08 57 .06 62 -.34 113 .02 84 -.07 53 71.7 115 66.1 102 -5.5 113
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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 Northwestern 5-6 -.02 -.30 92 .15 37 -.41 116 .09 55 -.05 44 71.3 110 66.7 93 -4.7 109
77 Iowa 6-6 -.02 -.29 90 -.08 110 .09 9 .10 48 -.09 65 67.6 46 70.4 22 2.7 30
78 Rutgers 7-5 -.02 .09 55 .11 45 -.14 78 -.07 110 -.07 55 69.2 75 65.8 105 -3.4 98
79 Syracuse 2-10 -.03 .11 52 .18 30 -.21 93 -.02 98 -.15 83 69.5 78 67.3 75 -2.2 85
80 Louisiana Tech 4-7 -.03 -.34 100 .21 21 -.28 105 .06 74 -.07 59 69.0 71 66.5 99 -2.5 88
81 Oklahoma State 6-6 -.03 -.33 97 .05 64 .04 26 .05 75 -.21 93 70.7 97 70.1 25 -.6 61
82 Utah State 2-10 -.03 -.30 91 .29 10 -.16 82 .36 4 -.28 108 66.8 28 68.8 49 2.0 35
83 Kentucky 7-5 -.04 -.15 78 -.01 86 -.10 66 .08 62 -.07 52 65.9 16 67.9 65 2.0 34
84 Virginia 9-4 -.04 .24 39 -.23 119 .09 10 -.01 92 -.06 49 68.6 68 69.4 39 .8 47
85 Northern Illinois 2-9 -.04 -.26 86 -.09 111 -.04 50 .21 18 -.25 101 70.2 92 69.0 43 -1.2 69
86 Miami (OH) 6-7 -.04 -.49 111 .04 69 -.20 92 .09 57 -.04 37 69.7 83 66.6 94 -3.0 92
87 Florida International 1-11 -.04 -.37 102 .03 72 -.07 59 .10 51 -.14 79 71.0 104 63.3 116 -7.7 116
88 Hawaii 10-1 -.04 .32 26 .15 38 -.20 91 .08 60 -.34 114 70.7 98 65.4 110 -5.3 111
89 Arkansas State 5-7 -.04 -.38 104 .08 57 -.07 60 .17 27 -.25 103 69.5 79 67.9 64 -1.6 78
90 Rice 3-8 -.05 -.32 96 -.15 116 .16 4 .01 88 -.03 35 67.7 48 67.0 83 -.7 63
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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 California 7-6 -.05 -.21 82 .09 52 -.13 75 .07 63 .00 22 68.9 70 67.3 77 -1.6 80
92 Middle Tennessee 5-6 -.05 -.55 114 .00 85 .06 20 -.02 96 -.10 69 66.9 32 72.2 5 5.3 11
93 East Carolina 8-5 -.05 -.29 88 .28 11 -.27 102 .04 79 -.21 95 64.3 4 70.4 20 6.1 7
94 Oregon State 8-4 -.06 .04 62 -.02 93 .06 19 -.01 94 -.27 107 65.6 11 66.6 96 1.0 44
95 Tulsa 10-4 -.06 -.30 93 .09 53 -.22 95 .06 73 -.15 81 70.8 102 67.0 84 -3.9 105
96 Colorado State 2-9 -.06 .15 46 .05 65 -.06 56 .09 56 -.17 87 67.7 47 68.3 58 .6 49
97 Notre Dame 3-9 -.06 -.77 118 .05 66 -.28 110 .06 68 -.07 56 67.2 38 64.1 114 -3.1 94
98 Louisville 5-6 -.06 .13 49 -.04 99 -.08 62 .07 65 -.24 100 71.3 108 68.0 62 -3.2 96
99 Florida Atlantic 8-5 -.06 -.31 95 .04 67 -.16 83 .16 30 -.23 99 67.7 49 64.3 113 -3.4 99
100 Kent State 2-9 -.07 .02 64 .11 44 -.28 107 .24 16 -.40 118 66.7 25 65.7 107 -1.0 65
101 Boston College 10-3 -.07 -.39 105 -.01 89 -.19 89 .01 87 -.05 45 70.3 95 69.7 32 -.6 62
102 Houston 7-5 -.07 -.25 85 -.01 88 .00 39 -.02 97 -.25 102 70.0 88 66.2 100 -3.8 103
103 Eastern Michigan 3-8 -.08 -.57 116 .03 71 -.25 99 .04 83 .03 16 69.6 81 65.8 106 -3.8 104
104 UNLV 2-10 -.08 .36 20 -.05 102 -.37 115 .04 80 -.02 33 72.2 116 66.5 97 -5.6 114
105 Memphis 6-6 -.08 -.12 75 .04 68 -.17 86 -.03 101 -.37 117 71.4 112 67.2 79 -4.1 108
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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 Wyoming 5-7 -.09 .20 42 .16 35 -.26 101 -.27 119 -.08 62 70.7 96 66.8 89 -3.9 106
107 Vanderbilt 4-7 -.09 -.47 110 .08 56 -.17 88 -.07 109 -.18 90 65.0 9 69.0 42 4.0 17
108 Mississippi 2-9 -.09 -.34 99 -.05 100 -.48 118 .34 6 -.31 112 71.4 113 65.1 112 -6.3 115
109 Iowa State 3-8 -.09 -.40 106 -.01 92 -.31 112 .18 23 -.17 88 71.2 105 67.6 71 -3.6 100
110 Louisiana Lafayette 3-8 -.10 .13 48 .03 76 -.17 87 -.21 118 -.33 113 71.4 111 67.3 76 -4.1 107
111 Washington State 5-7 -.11 -.04 68 -.17 117 -.41 117 .09 54 .00 23 70.8 103 65.5 109 -5.4 112
112 Miami 5-7 -.11 -.45 108 -.07 106 .02 34 .14 39 -.26 105 66.7 27 65.3 111 -1.4 72
113 San Jose State 4-7 -.12 -.52 113 .03 74 -.06 54 .30 10 -.40 119 69.4 77 67.9 63 -1.5 75
114 North Texas 1-10 -.13 -.56 115 -.08 109 -.28 109 -.05 107 -.14 77 71.3 109 66.1 103 -5.2 110
115 Baylor 2-9 -.14 -.62 117 -.03 97 -.28 106 -.12 117 -.35 115 71.2 106 62.5 119 -8.7 117
116 Temple 4-8 -.14 -.47 109 -.08 108 -.25 98 .16 31 -.35 116 68.6 66 66.2 101 -2.4 86
117 Duke 1-11 -.14 -1.55 119 -.10 113 -.06 53 .00 89 -.26 106 72.6 118 63.9 115 -8.7 118
118 Nevada 5-7 -.17 -.02 66 -.13 115 -.27 104 .00 90 -.30 111 70.2 93 66.6 95 -3.6 101
119 New Mexico State 2-9 -.24 -.28 87 -.18 118 -.56 119 -.01 95 -.22 97 73.1 119 62.6 118 -10.5 119