Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2009 FEI RATINGS, SPECIAL TEAMS

through games of 1/7/2010

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
4.680 1 Stanford 8-5 19 .248 30 .003 50 .437 2 -.148 28 -.308 5 .036 56
4.422 2 LSU 9-4 17 .516 8 .285 1 .214 14 -.121 34 -.149 21 .095 67
4.269 3 TCU 11-1 8 .121 47 .241 3 .207 15 -.169 24 -.247 8 .032 55
3.960 4 Clemson 8-5 13 .005 68 .213 5 .539 1 .092 94 -.163 18 .599 115
3.654 5 Texas 13-1 6 .540 7 .127 16 .295 9 .055 89 -.220 12 .143 78
3.339 6 Nebraska 10-4 20 .624 5 .132 14 .091 33 .035 79 -.308 4 -.441 10
3.287 7 Florida State 6-6 24 .210 33 .251 2 .137 23 .008 69 -.244 9 -.561 4
2.991 8 Virginia Tech 10-3 3 .288 26 .062 30 .202 16 -.085 46 -.184 16 .472 109
2.840 9 Fresno State 7-5 81 .859 2 .059 32 -.079 80 -.256 9 -.093 32 -.318 16
2.817 10 Boise State 13-0 15 -.150 84 .056 33 .338 7 -.118 36 -.126 28 -.353 13
2.750 11 Florida 12-1 2 .163 41 .120 18 .083 38 -.258 8 -.073 33 .170 82
2.656 12 Rutgers 7-4 52 -.078 77 .038 40 .409 3 -.250 12 .110 87 -.163 32
2.586 13 Connecticut 7-5 25 -.283 100 .064 28 .396 4 -.142 29 -.032 46 -.032 48
2.545 14 Kentucky 6-6 45 .170 39 .166 8 .181 18 -.073 51 -.062 36 -.132 36
2.481 15 Tulsa 4-7 88 .501 9 .036 41 .128 26 -.309 3 .103 84 .468 108
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
2.151 16 Northern Illinois 6-6 65 .139 43 .168 7 .122 27 .014 71 -.131 26 -.207 27
2.139 17 Iowa 10-2 7 .091 53 -.065 66 .239 12 -.141 30 -.101 30 -.266 23
2.128 18 Kansas State 4-6 74 -.130 83 .071 24 .174 19 -.197 19 -.051 40 .214 88
2.007 19 Oregon State 7-5 28 .414 14 .070 26 .083 37 .019 73 -.152 20 .064 63
1.951 20 East Carolina 8-5 54 -.390 108 -.092 81 .292 10 -.401 1 .059 71 -.269 22
1.941 21 UCLA 7-6 50 .681 3 -.037 59 -.024 65 -.085 45 -.162 19 -.283 20
1.927 22 Temple 9-3 55 .011 64 .145 11 .345 6 .238 115 -.139 24 .163 80
1.924 23 Ohio 8-5 63 .388 15 .231 4 .184 17 .163 108 -.025 48 -.131 37
1.854 24 Central Florida 7-5 75 -.047 70 -.016 54 .113 29 -.134 31 -.172 17 -.406 11
1.673 25 Georgia 7-5 30 .874 1 -.106 85 .041 45 -.252 11 .111 88 .435 107
1.633 26 Iowa State 6-6 76 .123 46 -.077 75 -.041 69 -.236 13 -.188 15 -.135 35
1.596 27 Minnesota 5-7 53 .034 62 .105 21 -.018 62 -.210 17 -.037 44 .057 62
1.532 28 Miami 8-4 10 .375 18 .069 27 .113 28 -.086 44 .063 73 .117 72
1.489 29 Ohio State 11-2 4 .093 51 -.066 68 .084 36 -.070 53 -.190 14 -.055 44
1.484 30 Southern Mississippi 6-6 66 -.210 92 -.098 82 .310 8 -.172 22 .007 61 .417 105
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
1.472 31 Utah 10-3 49 .278 27 -.024 55 -.096 87 .038 81 -.371 1 .197 86
1.372 32 Arkansas State 3-8 103 .005 67 -.073 72 .033 48 -.190 20 -.138 25 -.473 9
1.243 33 Mississippi 7-4 27 -.170 87 -.031 56 .215 13 -.068 54 -.060 37 .043 59
1.229 34 Troy 9-4 83 .059 59 -.115 90 .029 51 -.302 4 -.028 47 .130 76
1.198 35 Arizona 7-5 29 .075 56 .137 12 .010 55 -.080 50 -.008 56 .294 96
1.142 36 Oklahoma State 8-4 42 .271 28 .032 42 -.105 90 .021 74 -.243 10 -.353 14
1.120 37 Michigan 4-7 59 .093 52 -.062 65 .040 46 -.208 18 -.024 50 .050 61
1.069 38 Florida International 3-9 106 -.158 85 .117 19 .108 31 -.015 62 -.037 45 -.218 26
1.040 39 Bowling Green 7-6 78 -.659 119 .192 6 .135 24 -.095 41 -.016 53 -.143 34
1.026 40 Cincinnati 11-1 14 -.101 79 -.137 98 .291 11 .155 105 -.231 11 .696 116
.970 41 Michigan State 5-7 41 .433 11 -.056 61 .026 53 .013 70 -.104 29 .126 75
.869 42 Ball State 2-9 92 .078 54 .070 25 -.035 67 -.120 35 -.009 55 -.003 50
.860 43 Houston 9-4 39 .066 57 -.164 102 .350 5 -.052 56 .087 80 -.121 38
.807 44 Georgia Tech 10-3 5 .015 63 .135 13 .011 54 -.260 7 .225 105 -.096 42
.763 45 Air Force 7-5 40 -.015 69 -.068 69 .027 52 -.234 14 .022 64 .374 101
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
.698 46 Central Michigan 11-2 36 .063 58 .064 29 .088 34 .004 65 .021 63 -.196 28
.622 47 Arkansas 7-5 26 -.077 76 .006 45 .069 41 -.007 64 -.072 34 .168 81
.599 48 Oklahoma 7-5 21 -.225 93 .084 23 -.297 120 -.287 6 -.140 23 .426 106
.492 49 Alabama 13-0 1 .344 20 .052 37 -.125 97 -.182 21 .105 85 .079 65
.472 50 Western Michigan 4-7 90 -.447 113 .004 48 .047 44 .104 98 -.288 6 -.039 46
.363 51 Vanderbilt 1-10 72 .183 38 -.238 111 .149 21 -.080 49 -.018 52 .906 120
.348 52 Oregon 10-3 9 .050 60 .089 22 -.018 63 .054 88 -.041 42 .404 103
.173 53 Navy 9-4 37 .197 35 .164 9 -.220 114 -.110 37 .068 74 -.313 18
.109 54 Indiana 3-8 73 -.552 117 -.052 60 .107 32 -.351 2 .193 101 -.498 7
.106 55 Duke 4-6 69 .419 13 -.120 91 -.045 70 -.288 5 .227 106 .382 102
.080 56 Boston College 7-5 34 .291 24 .002 51 -.157 100 -.024 61 -.057 38 .249 90
.053 57 Missouri 7-5 61 .587 6 -.077 76 -.213 110 -.221 16 .101 83 .849 119
.046 58 Pittsburgh 9-3 11 .133 44 -.114 89 .056 43 .114 99 -.129 27 -.052 45
.036 59 Mississippi State 4-7 43 .382 17 .045 39 .129 25 .125 101 .166 97 -.193 29
-.035 60 Wisconsin 9-3 22 .158 42 -.002 52 -.095 85 -.122 33 .077 77 .531 112
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
-.109 61 Hawaii 5-7 114 -.421 110 -.088 78 -.021 64 -.229 15 .003 60 -.233 25
-.110 62 BYU 11-2 35 .235 31 .004 47 -.090 83 -.011 63 .022 65 -.161 33
-.162 63 New Mexico State 2-10 120 -.417 109 .051 38 -.195 107 .078 92 -.320 2 -.363 12
-.207 64 USC 9-4 23 -.108 81 .131 15 -.180 104 -.025 60 -.024 49 .151 79
-.240 65 Marshall 6-6 82 .353 19 .012 43 -.080 81 .034 78 .061 72 -.582 3
-.301 66 Louisiana Tech 3-8 79 .432 12 .145 10 .031 49 .239 116 .142 94 .220 89
-.310 67 Maryland 1-10 70 .044 61 -.079 77 .086 35 -.051 57 .137 93 .353 100
-.326 68 Middle Tennessee 10-3 77 .169 40 .054 35 .031 50 .094 96 .114 89 -.269 21
-.358 69 Notre Dame 6-6 31 .262 29 .054 34 -.124 96 .017 72 .069 75 .045 60
-.374 70 Texas Tech 8-4 18 .096 50 -.036 58 -.281 119 .005 66 -.212 13 .010 51
-.440 71 Kansas 4-7 62 .114 49 -.100 83 -.086 82 -.092 42 .033 67 .746 118
-.443 72 UNLV 4-7 101 -.489 116 -.172 103 -.015 59 -.253 10 -.001 59 .029 53
-.444 73 Colorado 3-9 84 -.107 80 -.160 101 .057 42 .223 113 -.250 7 .030 54
-.459 74 Virginia 3-8 56 .481 10 -.009 53 -.067 77 .099 97 .078 78 .112 71
-.468 75 Idaho 8-5 100 .218 32 .009 44 -.066 76 .156 106 -.040 43 .124 73
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
-.549 76 Nevada 8-5 93 -.058 72 -.211 109 -.058 74 -.103 40 -.066 35 .293 95
-.642 77 Kent State 4-7 89 -.242 95 -.205 108 .171 20 -.070 52 .098 82 -.170 30
-.674 78 Utah State 3-8 94 -.304 102 -.274 116 -.120 95 -.028 59 -.311 3 .206 87
-.728 79 Wyoming 6-6 108 -.070 74 .116 20 -.196 108 -.088 43 .125 91 .319 99
-.879 80 Arizona State 3-8 60 -.632 118 -.092 80 -.114 93 -.081 48 -.144 22 -.166 31
-.903 81 Rice 2-10 119 -.462 115 .054 36 -.143 99 -.108 38 .050 69 -.108 40
-.996 82 Auburn 7-5 32 .650 4 -.264 113 .037 47 .043 84 .156 96 -.314 17
-1.019 83 West Virginia 8-4 33 .294 23 -.126 94 .073 40 -.124 32 .375 118 -.099 41
-1.156 84 SMU 7-5 67 .009 65 -.114 88 -.018 61 .093 95 .028 66 -.726 2
-1.166 85 Louisville 3-8 86 -.159 86 -.068 70 -.039 68 .043 83 .046 68 .296 97
-1.289 86 Tennessee 7-6 38 -.260 97 -.181 105 .079 39 .006 67 .084 79 .408 104
-1.360 87 Western Kentucky 0-11 113 .129 45 -.076 74 -.076 78 -.155 27 .321 114 .110 70
-1.371 88 Louisiana Lafayette 5-6 112 .184 37 -.057 62 -.213 112 -.166 26 .232 109 -.024 49
-1.421 89 North Carolina 6-5 16 .115 48 -.101 84 -.178 103 .074 91 -.014 54 .268 92
-1.475 90 California 7-5 51 -.188 89 -.035 57 -.058 73 .047 87 .109 86 .291 94
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
-1.501 91 Illinois 2-9 80 -.453 114 -.154 100 -.183 105 -.167 25 -.004 57 .021 52
-1.593 92 Washington 5-7 58 .323 22 -.111 86 -.164 101 .043 85 .121 90 .310 98
-1.687 93 Purdue 5-7 48 .341 21 -.061 64 -.199 109 .130 102 .076 76 .100 69
-1.739 94 South Carolina 6-6 44 .290 25 -.092 79 -.002 57 .046 86 .319 113 .177 83
-1.755 95 Northwestern 7-5 47 .076 55 -.129 95 -.096 88 .120 100 .054 70 -.035 47
-1.766 96 San Diego State 3-8 104 -.208 91 -.126 93 -.077 79 -.081 47 .180 99 .043 58
-1.784 97 Wake Forest 4-7 46 -.173 88 -.199 106 -.133 98 .040 82 -.047 41 .547 113
-1.784 98 Penn State 10-2 12 -.243 96 -.112 87 -.025 66 .170 109 -.003 58 .085 66
-2.013 99 North Texas 2-10 102 -.311 104 -.131 96 .006 56 .230 114 -.020 51 .518 111
-2.032 100 Florida Atlantic 5-7 107 -.196 90 -.211 110 -.113 92 .146 104 -.096 31 .587 114
-2.059 101 Baylor 3-8 87 -.361 107 .004 49 -.166 102 .142 103 .012 62 .132 77
-2.201 102 Eastern Michigan 0-12 115 -.446 112 .061 31 -.049 71 -.050 58 .370 116 .195 85
-2.393 103 Syracuse 3-8 85 -.052 71 -.139 99 -.006 58 -.055 55 .392 119 -.514 6
-2.495 104 Army 4-7 95 .006 66 -.072 71 -.016 60 .191 112 .251 110 -.548 5
-2.589 105 UTEP 4-8 91 -.062 73 -.074 73 -.223 115 .021 75 .202 103 -.477 8
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
-2.665 106 New Mexico 1-11 111 -.122 82 -.314 118 -.261 117 .008 68 -.055 39 -.308 19
-2.707 107 Akron 2-9 99 -.927 120 .123 17 .145 22 .181 111 .354 115 -.739 1
-2.711 108 Memphis 1-10 105 -.273 99 -.265 114 -.097 89 -.170 23 .285 111 .501 110
-2.718 109 Colorado State 2-9 97 .204 34 .004 46 -.190 106 .299 117 .155 95 .726 117
-2.811 110 Texas A&M 6-7 68 -.071 75 -.268 115 -.110 91 .062 90 .134 92 .289 93
-2.959 111 Toledo 5-7 98 .383 16 -.179 104 -.094 84 .307 118 .176 98 .099 68
-2.967 112 Louisiana Monroe 5-6 110 -.439 111 -.261 112 .110 30 .027 77 .310 112 .043 57
-3.032 113 UAB 5-7 96 -.272 98 -.332 119 -.095 86 -.105 39 .229 107 .074 64
-3.070 114 Buffalo 4-7 71 -.233 94 -.058 63 -.239 116 .036 80 .231 108 .125 74
-3.253 115 San Jose State 1-10 118 -.091 78 -.204 107 -.213 111 .024 76 .213 104 -.062 43
-3.550 116 South Florida 6-5 57 -.312 106 -.276 117 -.117 94 .175 110 .089 81 .262 91
-4.029 117 North Carolina State 3-7 64 .193 36 -.404 120 -.057 72 .082 93 .374 117 -.339 15
-4.538 118 Tulane 2-9 116 -.294 101 -.065 67 -.060 75 .560 120 .188 100 -.243 24
-5.041 119 Miami (OH) 1-11 109 -.312 105 -.122 92 -.269 118 .376 119 .199 102 -.117 39
-5.237 120 Washington State 1-11 117 -.310 103 -.136 97 -.218 113 .158 107 .485 120 .182 84