Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2007 FEI RATINGS, SPECIAL TEAMS

through games of 1/7/2008

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 FEI ratings and FEI splits for Offense, Defense and Special Teams can be found using the drop-down menus provided above. Program FEI (five-year weighted) ratings and 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
3.875 1 Virginia Tech 10-3 12 .282 31 .099 26 .160 22 -.085 30 -.376 1 .346 104
3.385 2 Florida 8-4 5 -.367 101 .492 2 .202 16 -.186 9 .032 68 .259 94
3.070 3 Fresno State 8-4 56 -.066 69 .133 17 .281 7 -.076 32 -.175 18 .031 58
3.025 4 Boise State 9-3 48 .457 15 .253 8 .240 10 .009 69 -.008 57 -.482 8
2.915 5 UCLA 6-7 23 .513 12 -.083 86 .345 1 -.084 31 -.093 35 .248 93
2.790 6 Utah 9-4 33 .683 3 .103 24 -.089 89 -.174 12 -.184 16 .109 71
2.669 7 Idaho 0-11 111 .254 35 .306 4 -.009 60 .081 86 -.266 5 -.461 10
2.605 8 Oklahoma 11-3 7 .348 19 -.140 105 .327 2 -.049 42 -.187 13 -.138 32
2.580 9 Kansas State 4-7 71 .113 49 .602 1 -.062 75 -.166 14 .171 93 .307 100
2.544 10 West Virginia 11-2 2 .135 45 .081 31 .129 28 -.337 1 .045 71 .213 88
2.483 11 Cincinnati 9-3 13 -.331 94 .087 28 .134 26 -.263 5 -.150 25 .169 79
2.368 12 Wake Forest 9-4 34 .579 8 .064 35 .255 9 -.050 41 .058 76 .646 117
2.176 13 Georgia 10-2 6 .473 13 .216 11 -.024 61 -.086 29 -.037 49 .590 116
2.172 14 USC 11-2 3 .263 34 -.045 76 .136 25 -.089 26 -.187 14 -.084 41
2.092 15 Georgia Tech 6-6 44 .427 16 .027 47 -.136 100 -.312 3 -.110 31 .123 74
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
2.018 16 Troy 7-4 57 .576 9 .233 10 .035 48 .005 65 .018 64 .122 73
1.835 17 Central Florida 10-4 46 .367 18 .268 6 .198 18 .003 63 .187 98 .365 105
1.825 18 TCU 8-5 49 .142 44 .329 3 -.052 71 -.122 18 .045 72 .215 89
1.740 19 Wisconsin 8-4 38 .227 38 .012 51 -.181 108 -.178 10 -.287 2 -.039 44
1.723 20 Texas 10-3 26 .328 21 -.061 81 .201 17 -.021 53 -.089 37 -.106 39
1.660 21 UTEP 3-8 81 .714 2 -.106 95 -.146 104 -.087 28 -.280 3 -.072 42
1.643 22 Ohio 5-6 96 .271 33 -.092 88 .305 5 -.262 6 .215 104 .449 109
1.609 23 Connecticut 8-4 39 .307 23 .071 33 .229 12 .029 74 .034 69 -.173 30
1.597 24 Clemson 8-4 11 -.175 81 .116 20 .313 4 .159 98 -.113 29 .671 118
1.465 25 Alabama 6-6 28 .226 39 .194 14 -.092 91 .009 68 -.147 27 -.006 52
1.395 26 San Diego State 3-8 95 .529 11 -.041 75 .027 51 -.039 46 -.096 34 .729 119
1.349 27 Nebraska 5-7 86 .647 6 -.152 109 .067 39 .003 62 -.154 24 .498 112
1.337 28 UAB 1-10 115 .107 51 .198 13 -.004 57 -.033 48 -.026 51 .311 101
1.223 29 Ohio State 10-2 8 .045 59 .063 37 -.212 114 -.118 21 -.278 4 -.216 25
1.194 30 Maryland 5-7 41 .032 61 .088 27 -.070 80 -.068 35 -.158 22 -.158 31
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
1.172 31 Florida State 7-6 36 .301 25 .104 22 -.091 90 -.057 40 -.084 39 -.334 15
1.154 32 Arizona 4-7 27 .458 14 .029 46 -.034 64 -.143 16 .036 70 .225 91
1.114 33 Kansas 11-1 20 -.093 73 -.009 59 .290 6 .067 82 -.042 48 -.209 26
1.063 34 New Mexico 8-4 59 .282 32 -.192 113 .017 52 -.131 17 -.172 19 .284 95
1.056 35 Buffalo 5-7 113 .067 56 .101 25 -.058 74 -.108 23 -.056 44 -.497 5
1.008 36 LSU 12-2 1 .247 36 -.027 67 .119 30 .019 70 -.055 46 -.020 49
.905 37 Penn State 9-4 42 .112 50 -.034 70 -.143 103 -.336 2 -.007 58 -.031 46
.887 38 Michigan State 7-6 35 -.137 77 -.038 72 .158 23 .056 78 -.159 21 .302 98
.844 39 Southern Mississippi 6-6 63 .320 22 -.133 103 -.111 95 -.091 25 -.223 8 -.328 17
.835 40 Arizona State 10-3 17 .667 4 -.168 111 .102 34 .030 75 -.047 47 .191 84
.766 41 Indiana 6-6 68 .622 7 .024 48 -.008 59 .027 73 .029 67 -.121 36
.753 42 Tennessee 10-4 18 .062 58 .061 38 .183 20 .061 80 .047 74 .066 65
.710 43 Auburn 8-4 15 .031 62 .001 58 .042 44 -.087 27 -.011 55 -.278 20
.702 44 Texas Tech 8-4 32 .021 63 -.018 63 -.087 86 .000 60 -.242 6 -.177 29
.693 45 Akron 4-8 109 .292 28 .067 34 .326 3 .150 96 .197 99 .165 78
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
.687 46 Ball State 6-6 72 -.224 84 -.072 82 .108 32 -.069 34 -.107 32 .316 102
.585 47 Oregon 9-4 4 .299 26 -.053 78 -.065 77 -.032 49 -.111 30 .146 75
.585 48 Utah State 2-10 117 -.314 91 .295 5 .216 14 .194 106 .091 81 .441 108
.557 49 North Carolina State 4-7 70 .408 17 .060 39 -.074 82 .076 84 -.075 40 .070 67
.557 50 South Florida 8-4 9 -.171 80 -.131 102 .115 31 -.177 11 -.011 54 .182 81
.472 51 Colorado 6-7 52 -.076 71 .193 15 -.084 85 -.009 58 -.014 52 .408 106
.446 52 SMU 1-11 94 -.060 68 .012 53 .015 53 -.119 20 .028 66 .200 86
.438 53 Toledo 4-7 112 .538 10 -.188 112 .126 29 -.287 4 .301 114 -.317 18
.430 54 South Carolina 5-6 30 .219 40 .008 55 .058 41 .125 92 -.073 42 -.024 47
.410 55 BYU 10-2 14 -.148 78 -.086 87 .039 45 -.169 13 -.013 53 .472 110
.393 56 Purdue 7-5 61 .213 41 -.196 114 .281 8 -.035 47 .115 84 .294 97
.349 57 Illinois 8-4 29 .796 1 -.050 77 -.107 93 .180 103 -.145 28 -.131 34
.248 58 Michigan 9-3 22 -.075 70 .006 56 -.207 112 -.195 8 -.090 36 .180 80
.245 59 Texas A&M 6-6 67 -.491 111 -.073 83 -.129 99 -.202 7 -.213 9 -.482 7
.189 60 Mississippi State 7-5 37 .293 27 .060 40 -.110 94 .078 85 -.073 41 .040 60
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
.129 61 Navy 8-4 60 -.058 67 .129 19 .223 13 .221 110 .090 80 -.248 21
.125 62 Missouri 11-2 10 .305 24 .058 41 .045 43 .215 108 -.033 50 -.490 6
.117 63 Army 2-9 97 -.382 103 .204 12 .186 19 .008 67 .227 105 -.021 48
.114 64 North Carolina 3-8 58 .666 5 .086 29 -.054 73 .036 76 .182 96 -.118 37
.072 65 Washington 4-9 40 -.027 66 .035 44 .103 33 -.048 43 .158 92 .067 66
.041 66 Marshall 3-8 76 .120 48 .111 21 .008 55 .091 89 .058 75 .105 70
.036 67 Stanford 4-8 53 -.323 93 -.013 60 -.088 88 -.059 37 -.154 23 -.095 40
-.076 68 Western Michigan 4-7 84 -.360 100 -.029 68 .212 15 -.031 51 .115 85 -.002 54
-.077 69 California 7-6 24 -.226 85 -.019 65 .036 47 -.122 19 .077 78 .524 114
-.165 70 Arkansas 7-5 21 -.094 74 -.105 94 .168 21 .134 93 -.055 45 -.018 50
-.245 71 Bowling Green 7-5 101 .291 29 -.123 98 .086 36 .024 71 .090 79 -.395 11
-.335 72 Pittsburgh 4-7 47 .085 54 .051 43 -.005 58 .006 66 .135 88 -.367 12
-.344 73 Minnesota 1-10 82 -.194 82 -.126 100 .047 42 .136 95 -.194 11 -.137 33
-.355 74 Colorado State 2-9 78 .127 47 .012 50 -.040 65 .086 87 .003 60 .506 113
-.359 75 Iowa 6-6 65 -.322 92 .021 49 -.176 107 .002 61 -.186 15 .020 57
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
-.501 76 Kentucky 7-5 25 -.167 79 .010 54 -.067 79 -.010 57 .003 59 -.003 53
-.600 77 Virginia 9-4 31 .237 37 -.119 97 -.313 119 -.032 50 -.196 10 .032 59
-.749 78 Air Force 8-4 51 .080 55 -.251 117 -.148 106 -.014 56 -.194 12 -.016 51
-.759 79 Louisiana Monroe 5-6 93 -.428 107 -.019 66 -.066 78 -.115 22 .045 73 -.576 2
-.830 80 Rutgers 7-5 45 .067 57 -.145 107 .030 49 .026 72 .059 77 .015 56
-.834 81 Rice 3-8 104 -.349 98 -.099 93 -.245 116 -.043 45 -.238 7 .206 87
-.887 82 Middle Tennessee 5-6 87 -.580 115 -.108 96 -.081 84 -.007 59 -.178 17 .243 92
-.929 83 Oklahoma State 6-6 50 -.335 96 -.078 85 -.049 67 .117 91 -.149 26 .307 99
-1.007 84 East Carolina 8-5 69 -.292 90 -.019 64 .236 11 .134 94 .204 101 .182 82
-1.031 85 Syracuse 2-10 108 .086 53 -.139 104 .131 27 .062 81 .181 95 .046 61
-1.044 86 Oregon State 8-4 16 .012 65 -.094 89 -.087 87 .216 109 -.162 20 .161 77
-1.057 87 Arkansas State 5-7 88 -.381 102 .086 30 .007 56 .180 102 .015 63 .060 64
-1.061 88 Central Michigan 8-5 83 -.216 83 -.165 110 .099 35 -.046 44 .136 90 -.363 13
-1.098 89 Louisiana Tech 4-7 103 -.354 99 -.037 71 .149 24 -.021 54 .249 109 -.200 28
-1.132 90 Florida International 1-11 114 -.390 104 .034 45 -.063 76 .058 79 .024 65 .005 55
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
-1.188 91 Hawaii 10-1 55 .285 30 -.033 69 .072 38 .271 113 .118 86 .192 85
-1.243 92 Northern Illinois 2-9 116 -.257 86 .131 18 -.199 111 .175 100 -.066 43 -.507 4
-1.357 93 Louisville 5-6 43 .091 52 -.016 61 -.125 98 .168 99 .009 61 .342 103
-1.448 94 San Jose State 4-7 119 -.542 113 .233 9 -.049 69 .324 118 -.009 56 .489 111
-1.476 95 Florida Atlantic 8-5 77 -.117 75 .063 36 -.046 66 .176 101 .114 82 .104 69
-1.543 96 UNLV 2-10 90 .342 20 -.054 79 -.146 105 -.076 33 .301 115 .587 115
-1.544 97 Miami (OH) 6-7 98 -.506 112 .003 57 -.050 70 -.067 36 .175 94 -.510 3
-1.701 98 Kent State 2-9 105 .014 64 .188 16 .036 46 .359 119 .229 106 -.125 35
-1.767 99 Northwestern 5-6 79 -.257 87 -.017 62 .064 40 -.059 39 .387 116 -.789 1
-1.789 100 Miami 5-7 64 -.446 109 .054 42 -.189 110 .187 105 -.088 38 .415 107
-1.831 101 Houston 7-5 73 -.270 88 -.123 99 -.080 83 .202 107 -.098 33 .292 96
-1.875 102 Tulane 3-8 91 .044 60 -.076 84 -.025 62 .004 64 .300 113 -.332 16
-1.879 103 Tulsa 10-4 54 -.332 95 -.039 73 .011 54 .075 83 .185 97 .157 76
-1.923 104 Eastern Michigan 3-8 99 -.566 114 -.056 80 -.049 68 -.144 15 .252 110 .114 72
-2.034 105 Boston College 10-3 19 -.416 105 -.098 92 -.103 92 -.059 38 .148 91 -.220 23
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
-2.115 106 Wyoming 5-7 85 .158 43 -.392 119 .083 37 -.014 55 .210 102 .216 90
-2.193 107 Vanderbilt 4-7 66 -.442 108 -.149 108 .029 50 .090 88 .114 83 -.108 38
-2.556 108 Iowa State 3-8 92 -.417 106 .104 23 -.111 96 .093 90 .295 112 .183 83
-2.623 109 Notre Dame 3-9 74 -.771 118 -.040 74 -.032 63 -.030 52 .255 111 -.217 24
-2.948 110 Washington State 5-7 62 -.079 72 .012 52 -.282 118 -.094 24 .402 117 -.033 45
-3.131 111 Memphis 6-6 100 -.120 76 -.145 106 -.053 72 .297 117 .135 89 -.316 19
-3.355 112 Mississippi 2-9 75 -.341 97 .259 7 -.114 97 .247 112 .482 118 -.469 9
-3.384 113 Nevada 5-7 89 .170 42 -.094 91 -.215 115 .230 111 .231 107 .055 63
-3.393 114 Temple 4-8 118 -.476 110 .078 32 -.141 102 .294 116 .203 100 .046 62
-3.441 115 Louisiana Lafayette 3-8 102 .128 46 -.307 118 -.071 81 .276 114 .126 87 -.229 22
-4.107 116 North Texas 1-10 106 -.603 116 -.199 116 -.188 109 .043 77 .239 108 -.205 27
-4.795 117 Duke 1-11 80 -1.590 119 -.094 90 -.207 113 .184 104 .014 62 -.039 43
-4.945 118 Baylor 2-9 107 -.661 117 -.196 115 -.140 101 .285 115 .214 103 -.348 14
-5.810 119 New Mexico State 2-9 110 -.280 89 -.128 101 -.274 117 .153 97 .570 119 .095 68