Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2008 FEI RATINGS, SPECIAL TEAMS

through games of 1/8/2009

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
4.571 1 LSU 7-5 34 .549 5 .053 43 .267 7 -.237 6 -.227 16 -.094 50
4.472 2 Florida 12-1 1 .372 15 .477 1 .062 26 -.274 2 -.029 71 -.116 44
4.003 3 Ohio State 9-3 14 .251 23 .253 5 -.072 70 -.261 4 -.329 5 .227 98
3.291 4 Missouri 9-4 28 .292 20 .247 7 .270 6 -.112 30 .025 84 .203 95
2.695 5 Louisiana Tech 7-5 98 -.494 104 .250 6 -.009 48 -.191 13 -.303 8 .424 113
2.599 6 Florida State 7-4 10 .879 1 -.193 110 .317 3 -.048 44 -.078 56 .016 73
2.587 7 North Carolina 7-5 6 .073 43 .139 22 .117 17 -.109 31 -.158 31 .121 84
2.489 8 Boise State 11-1 19 -.052 57 .213 9 -.059 65 -.193 12 -.203 23 -.379 16
2.429 9 Utah 12-0 11 .812 2 -.048 74 -.015 52 .061 77 -.363 2 -.034 60
2.366 10 Kansas State 4-7 90 .213 27 .348 2 .074 23 .328 116 -.328 6 -.268 26
2.307 11 Arizona 8-5 40 .418 12 .148 20 -.148 91 -.136 20 -.221 20 .245 100
2.292 12 Oklahoma State 8-4 36 .133 38 .068 40 .209 8 -.129 24 -.034 70 -.388 15
2.278 13 Cincinnati 10-3 25 .192 29 -.027 65 -.011 49 -.204 10 -.252 13 .516 119
2.239 14 Maryland 7-5 49 -.128 71 .027 50 .283 5 -.265 3 .057 90 -.129 38
2.204 15 Penn State 10-2 5 .412 14 .005 55 .048 32 -.134 22 -.145 33 .098 82
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
2.137 16 Kentucky 6-6 68 -.602 112 .037 45 .319 2 -.114 27 -.170 29 -.847 1
1.933 17 BYU 9-3 52 -.164 77 -.059 79 -.094 78 -.145 18 -.464 1 .161 87
1.891 18 Pittsburgh 9-4 12 .320 18 .034 46 .029 34 -.154 16 -.081 55 -.128 39
1.770 19 Nebraska 9-4 59 .596 4 .154 18 .006 40 -.033 48 .008 79 -.464 10
1.747 20 Temple 5-7 62 -.599 111 .031 49 .430 1 -.023 53 -.071 59 -.439 12
1.731 21 UTEP 5-7 80 .631 3 .024 52 -.064 67 -.148 17 -.058 61 -.587 5
1.655 22 Mississippi 8-4 7 .177 30 -.017 64 .055 31 -.114 28 -.138 36 .498 118
1.651 23 Texas 12-1 4 .218 25 .106 27 -.071 69 -.141 19 -.108 47 .012 72
1.649 24 Michigan State 9-4 44 .222 24 .078 38 .077 20 .070 84 -.185 26 -.127 40
1.517 25 USC 12-1 2 -.185 80 -.103 90 .179 10 .068 82 -.356 4 -.459 11
1.398 26 Miami 6-6 35 .460 10 -.014 62 .074 22 -.065 39 -.020 75 -.111 46
1.321 27 SMU 0-11 106 .207 28 -.126 98 -.131 87 -.286 1 -.185 25 .240 99
1.283 28 Ball State 11-2 30 .062 46 .165 14 .072 24 -.076 35 .056 89 -.264 27
1.204 29 TCU 10-2 20 -.028 55 .066 41 .134 13 -.026 49 -.036 69 .081 80
1.202 30 Auburn 4-7 53 -.684 116 .049 44 -.003 45 -.112 29 -.315 7 -.300 24
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
1.198 31 Navy 7-5 38 .543 6 .258 4 -.234 109 .085 86 -.145 34 -.029 61
1.161 32 Wake Forest 8-5 18 -.227 86 -.069 81 .014 39 -.248 5 -.127 38 .494 117
1.054 33 Clemson 5-6 24 -.004 53 -.049 75 .134 12 -.019 54 -.113 45 -.083 53
.988 34 Florida International 5-7 111 -.255 90 .180 11 .077 21 .062 79 -.096 50 .212 96
.984 35 North Carolina State 5-7 31 .166 31 -.038 69 .201 9 .001 62 .013 81 .372 106
.966 36 Iowa 8-4 16 -.084 61 .152 19 -.127 86 -.132 23 -.083 53 .082 81
.827 37 Western Michigan 8-4 72 -.258 91 .087 34 .062 25 .125 94 -.227 17 -.150 36
.819 38 Stanford 5-7 66 .301 19 .092 32 -.046 61 -.009 58 -.024 73 -.038 59
.808 39 Indiana 2-9 107 -.357 97 -.107 92 -.103 81 -.134 21 -.357 3 .384 108
.793 40 Troy 7-5 65 -.154 76 .033 47 .078 19 -.097 32 -.012 76 .064 76
.786 41 Miami (OH) 1-10 101 .484 9 -.003 59 .084 18 .048 74 .027 85 .012 71
.734 42 Akron 5-7 71 -.230 87 .111 26 .287 4 .017 65 .151 100 -.326 20
.686 43 South Florida 7-5 29 -.147 72 .088 33 .139 11 -.024 51 .058 91 .433 115
.669 44 Oregon State 9-4 32 -.216 83 .162 15 .129 16 .128 95 -.045 65 .161 88
.562 45 Vanderbilt 7-6 42 .072 44 -.016 63 -.083 73 -.196 11 -.004 78 -.318 21
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
.507 46 UAB 3-8 95 .369 16 -.144 103 -.136 88 -.040 46 -.222 19 -.317 22
.495 47 Syracuse 2-9 87 .518 8 -.118 96 .029 35 -.035 47 .012 80 .412 112
.475 48 Central Florida 3-8 75 -.397 98 -.040 70 .133 14 -.056 41 -.075 57 -.164 33
.448 49 Notre Dame 7-6 50 -.306 93 .179 13 -.209 108 .021 66 -.248 15 -.028 62
.425 50 Middle Tennessee 5-7 92 -.058 59 .025 51 .060 28 .062 78 -.082 54 -.748 2
.396 51 South Carolina 6-6 41 -.038 56 -.179 107 -.014 51 -.011 57 -.268 12 -.114 45
.362 52 Central Michigan 7-5 63 .019 49 .180 12 -.040 58 -.025 50 .087 94 -.025 63
.303 53 Fresno State 7-6 82 .097 41 .224 8 .005 41 .224 108 -.026 72 -.017 65
.210 54 New Mexico 4-8 83 .104 40 .082 35 -.239 110 .107 89 -.272 11 .102 83
.157 55 Virginia 4-7 45 -.322 95 -.093 88 -.108 82 -.220 7 -.121 40 .150 86
.150 56 Alabama 12-2 8 -.099 64 .318 3 -.157 96 .069 83 .017 83 -.504 8
.099 57 Marshall 3-8 69 -.219 84 -.204 111 .027 37 -.207 8 -.060 60 .170 91
.099 58 Minnesota 6-6 73 -.001 52 -.154 104 -.063 66 .044 73 -.272 10 .169 90
.043 59 Air Force 7-5 64 .292 21 .142 21 -.360 120 .149 99 -.283 9 .189 92
.039 60 Louisiana Monroe 3-8 104 -.311 94 -.010 61 -.036 57 .024 67 -.175 28 -.005 69
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
.036 61 UNLV 5-7 94 .078 42 -.138 102 -.163 102 -.077 34 -.204 22 .197 94
.014 62 Oregon 10-3 27 -.151 74 .160 17 -.160 99 .059 76 -.114 43 -.095 49
.008 63 Kansas 7-5 61 .214 26 .162 16 -.117 85 .114 90 -.005 77 -.123 41
-.026 64 Arizona State 4-7 74 -.052 58 .125 24 -.160 100 .064 81 -.113 44 .393 111
-.027 65 San Jose State 5-6 102 -.150 73 -.100 89 .028 36 .030 71 -.138 37 .391 110
-.111 66 Wisconsin 6-6 56 .412 13 -.174 105 -.153 93 -.023 52 -.143 35 .425 114
-.124 67 UCLA 4-8 91 .535 7 .097 30 -.185 105 -.045 45 .145 99 -.111 47
-.183 68 Iowa State 1-10 109 -.151 75 .060 42 .000 43 -.121 26 .162 101 -.655 3
-.334 69 Southern Mississippi 7-6 43 -.443 102 .082 36 -.082 72 .182 103 -.249 14 .065 77
-.423 70 California 9-4 33 -.235 89 .205 10 -.042 59 -.016 56 .182 103 -.577 6
-.522 71 Georgia 9-3 23 -.113 67 .119 25 -.054 64 -.066 38 .193 105 .195 93
-.578 72 Buffalo 8-6 48 -.127 70 -.070 82 .021 38 -.007 59 .040 87 -.009 68
-.623 73 Tulsa 10-3 39 -.170 79 -.033 67 .058 30 .131 96 -.023 74 .296 104
-.668 74 West Virginia 8-4 21 .287 22 -.138 101 -.005 46 -.177 14 .262 110 -.244 28
-.672 75 Army 3-8 100 -.105 65 -.188 109 .059 29 .026 68 -.039 68 -.062 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
-.691 76 Utah State 3-9 110 .125 39 -.052 76 -.319 117 -.074 36 -.115 42 .165 89
-.836 77 Northern Illinois 5-7 60 .146 36 -.089 87 -.007 47 .265 113 -.125 39 -.120 43
-.867 78 Louisiana Lafayette 6-6 93 -.125 69 -.185 108 -.029 56 .026 69 -.091 51 .281 103
-1.006 79 Bowling Green 6-6 46 -.399 99 .095 31 -.154 94 .003 63 .014 82 .257 101
-1.008 80 Virginia Tech 9-4 9 .154 33 -.041 71 -.156 95 .235 111 -.161 30 .132 85
-1.065 81 Tennessee 5-7 58 -.353 96 -.075 84 -.001 44 .092 88 -.051 64 .302 105
-1.075 82 Duke 3-8 57 .149 34 -.073 83 -.171 103 -.052 43 .078 93 -.067 55
-1.110 83 Texas A&M 4-8 113 -.226 85 -.178 106 -.086 75 .119 91 -.211 21 -.102 48
-1.114 84 Texas Tech 9-2 15 -.166 78 .126 23 -.018 54 .489 120 -.186 24 -.090 51
-1.145 85 Western Kentucky 0-10 112 -.093 63 -.042 72 .001 42 .124 93 .050 88 -.343 18
-1.146 86 Northwestern 8-4 51 -.082 60 -.042 73 -.287 114 -.001 60 -.116 41 -.343 19
-1.186 87 Connecticut 7-5 26 .017 50 -.084 86 -.042 60 .192 105 -.054 62 .491 116
-1.266 88 Rutgers 7-5 22 -.207 81 .031 48 -.094 77 .029 70 .105 96 -.158 34
-1.308 89 Oklahoma 11-2 3 -.411 101 .101 29 .034 33 .004 64 .266 112 -.087 52
-1.362 90 Colorado State 6-6 85 .328 17 -.083 85 -.248 112 .174 101 -.107 48 -.016 66
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
-1.384 91 East Carolina 9-5 37 -.213 82 -.065 80 -.112 83 -.052 42 .094 95 -.525 7
-1.389 92 San Diego State 2-9 116 .014 51 .000 57 -.242 111 .158 100 -.100 49 -.398 14
-1.500 93 Hawaii 6-7 105 -.537 109 -.327 118 .061 27 .120 92 -.225 18 -.155 35
-1.684 94 Purdue 3-8 67 -.112 66 -.031 66 -.012 50 .340 117 -.052 63 -.171 31
-1.696 95 Memphis 5-7 76 .038 48 .008 54 -.162 101 -.067 37 .271 114 -.014 67
-1.700 96 Washington 0-12 117 -.536 108 .071 39 -.149 92 .294 114 -.180 27 .386 109
-1.734 97 Michigan 3-9 70 -.091 62 -.131 99 -.323 118 -.155 15 .029 86 .069 78
-1.809 98 Ohio 3-8 77 -.233 88 .103 28 .130 15 .346 119 .199 106 -.122 42
-1.944 99 Florida Atlantic 7-6 97 -.026 54 .000 58 -.326 119 .232 110 -.153 32 -.066 56
-1.962 100 Boston College 8-5 13 -.488 103 .078 37 -.143 90 .001 61 .181 102 -.238 29
-2.017 101 Georgia Tech 7-4 17 -.125 68 -.229 113 -.114 84 .139 97 -.086 52 .076 79
-2.025 102 Arkansas State 5-6 96 .161 32 .001 56 -.074 71 .189 104 .217 108 -.504 9
-2.090 103 Houston 7-5 47 -.535 107 -.324 117 -.085 74 -.092 33 -.044 66 -.270 25
-2.194 104 Toledo 3-9 103 .038 47 -.105 91 -.100 80 -.064 40 .327 115 -.143 37
-2.271 105 Idaho 1-10 118 .433 11 -.425 120 -.196 106 .085 87 -.075 58 -.164 32
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
-2.489 106 New Mexico State 2-9 115 -.580 110 -.008 60 -.314 116 -.205 9 .203 107 -.074 54
-2.565 107 Illinois 4-7 55 .133 37 -.133 100 -.140 89 .177 102 .138 98 -.023 64
-2.681 108 Louisville 4-7 84 -1.097 120 -.055 78 -.016 53 .079 85 .061 92 -.411 13
-2.776 109 Tulane 2-10 114 -.607 113 -.037 68 -.160 98 .237 112 -.039 67 -.196 30
-2.898 110 Rice 10-3 54 -.291 92 -.123 97 -.298 115 .212 107 -.111 46 -.365 17
-3.267 111 Nevada 6-6 78 .147 35 -.266 115 -.070 68 .139 98 .266 113 .062 75
-3.428 112 Arkansas 4-7 81 -.608 114 -.248 114 -.158 97 -.128 25 .242 109 .029 74
-3.588 113 Colorado 4-7 88 -1.061 119 -.052 77 -.052 63 .041 72 .262 111 .373 107
-3.935 114 Baylor 3-8 79 -.646 115 -.409 119 -.052 62 -.016 55 .182 104 .275 102
-4.115 115 Washington State 1-11 119 -.503 105 -.222 112 -.092 76 .063 80 .327 116 -.633 4
-4.129 116 Mississippi State 3-8 89 -.710 118 -.109 93 -.182 104 .228 109 .124 97 -.056 58
-4.830 117 Wyoming 3-8 108 -.526 106 -.114 94 -.205 107 .195 106 .332 117 .219 97
-5.118 118 North Texas 1-11 120 .067 45 .017 53 -.267 113 .344 118 .500 119 .005 70
-5.266 119 Kent State 3-8 86 -.704 117 -.314 116 -.025 55 .053 75 .490 118 .530 120
-5.527 120 Eastern Michigan 2-9 99 -.403 100 -.114 95 -.094 79 .300 115 .526 120 -.302 23