Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2010 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
Rk
DFP DFP
Rk
NFP NFP
Rk
1 LSU 10-2 .15 .58 13 .19 16 -.03 58 .10 46 .08 18 60.8 1 73.7 4 12.9 1
2 Virginia Tech 11-2 .14 .72 4 .08 39 .05 28 .18 20 .15 10 67.8 36 73.1 8 5.3 10
3 Western Michigan 5-6 .12 .21 45 .07 44 .23 3 .17 22 .02 33 67.3 24 72.0 15 4.7 15
4 Louisiana Tech 4-7 .12 .26 40 .17 19 .09 21 .17 25 .11 15 67.7 32 69.8 49 2.1 38
5 East Carolina 6-7 .11 .60 10 .15 23 .13 16 .09 50 -.10 88 67.7 34 66.8 99 -.9 68
6 Utah 10-3 .11 .12 52 -.05 91 .20 6 .38 3 -.19 102 67.0 18 69.0 61 2.1 36
7 USC 8-5 .11 -.43 107 .21 12 -.01 51 .29 5 .02 35 67.2 21 73.4 7 6.2 7
8 Louisville 6-6 .11 .16 50 .23 11 -.04 62 .12 37 -.01 43 69.0 55 71.2 29 2.2 34
9 Kansas State 6-6 .11 .33 27 .31 8 -.05 66 .11 44 .02 36 68.3 46 71.4 23 3.0 26
10 Southern Mississippi 7-5 .10 .52 15 .27 10 -.31 115 .19 18 .22 5 66.3 10 70.4 37 4.1 18
11 TCU 12-0 .10 .12 54 .17 18 .13 14 .14 30 -.05 59 64.7 4 74.6 2 9.8 3
12 Florida State 9-4 .09 .27 35 .07 45 .10 19 .01 71 .16 8 66.2 8 73.4 6 7.2 4
13 Nebraska 9-4 .09 .97 1 .00 71 .13 13 .08 54 -.01 46 69.3 64 71.2 28 2.0 40
14 Boise State 12-1 .09 -.16 85 .04 53 -.02 57 .26 9 -.20 103 65.5 6 69.4 55 3.9 19
15 Wisconsin 10-2 .09 .38 23 .19 14 -.07 75 .17 21 -.14 94 66.0 7 71.9 16 5.9 8
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 Mississippi State 8-4 .09 .01 68 -.06 99 -.03 59 .04 64 .38 1 68.2 40 69.7 53 1.4 46
17 Central Florida 10-3 .09 -.75 116 .39 2 .20 7 .12 38 -.06 70 64.4 3 74.7 1 10.4 2
18 Georgia 5-7 .08 .46 17 .04 54 .17 9 -.09 95 .15 9 67.1 19 72.1 12 5.0 13
19 UTEP 5-7 .08 -.35 101 .32 4 .02 36 .12 36 -.02 48 68.2 39 71.4 24 3.1 25
20 Oklahoma State 11-2 .08 .63 6 .16 20 -.09 81 .13 34 .12 13 69.2 62 71.4 21 2.2 35
21 Alabama 9-3 .07 .26 39 .19 13 .07 22 .04 62 .11 14 68.6 49 73.8 3 5.2 11
22 Tulsa 9-3 .07 -.29 98 .14 24 -.15 92 .21 12 .33 3 66.6 15 71.2 31 4.6 16
23 North Carolina State 8-4 .07 -.03 73 -.04 88 -.18 99 .28 7 .14 11 67.7 35 68.9 65 1.1 51
24 Notre Dame 8-5 .07 .76 3 .02 60 .13 15 .08 52 -.01 47 69.2 60 71.2 30 2.0 39
25 Duke 2-9 .07 .59 11 .07 42 .21 4 .14 32 -.24 109 68.6 50 69.4 54 .8 55
26 Penn State 6-6 .07 .16 49 .00 69 .13 12 .19 17 .06 23 69.9 73 72.6 10 2.7 28
27 Middle Tennessee 5-7 .07 .58 12 .12 26 -.08 76 .03 68 -.12 90 69.6 70 67.2 94 -2.4 86
28 Northern Illinois 10-3 .07 -.18 88 .06 49 .06 27 .27 8 -.06 69 66.3 9 72.0 14 5.7 9
29 Northwestern 6-6 .06 -.09 83 .15 22 .09 20 .06 58 -.05 58 70.1 78 72.1 13 1.9 41
30 Oregon 11-1 .06 -.07 80 -.36 120 .16 10 .46 1 -.01 44 68.5 48 71.3 26 2.7 29
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
31 Ohio 7-5 .06 .39 21 -.11 112 .06 24 .11 42 -.02 50 68.6 51 64.8 112 -3.8 100
32 Oregon State 5-7 .06 -.27 94 .08 37 -.04 60 .19 16 .12 12 66.4 11 71.4 22 5.0 12
33 Stanford 11-1 .06 .18 47 -.01 73 .19 8 .03 67 -.06 64 69.0 56 72.4 11 3.4 23
34 Missouri 9-3 .05 .41 19 .04 56 -.05 69 -.01 74 .06 22 70.9 92 71.8 18 .8 54
35 Connecticut 7-5 .05 .28 34 .42 1 .01 39 -.02 76 -.11 89 66.4 12 70.0 45 3.6 22
36 UCLA 4-8 .05 .33 28 .00 68 -.07 73 .07 57 .20 7 70.2 81 71.3 25 1.1 52
37 Army 6-6 .05 -.09 82 -.04 87 .21 5 .18 19 -.07 73 63.8 2 70.5 36 6.7 5
38 South Florida 7-5 .05 .07 61 .15 21 .01 42 .20 14 -.09 80 68.3 43 68.4 73 .1 62
39 Ball State 3-7 .05 .30 31 -.03 80 .00 46 .12 39 -.08 78 67.9 38 66.1 106 -1.8 79
40 Troy 8-5 .04 .09 57 .09 33 .00 44 .10 47 -.10 83 68.3 42 69.0 60 .8 56
41 Ohio State 12-1 .04 -.06 78 .31 7 -.09 78 .22 10 -.25 111 65.2 5 71.5 20 6.3 6
42 BYU 7-6 .03 .18 46 .04 58 .00 43 .09 48 .01 39 66.9 17 71.8 19 4.8 14
43 Houston 4-7 .03 .22 44 .19 17 -.10 82 -.13 111 -.13 93 72.8 118 66.3 105 -6.5 113
44 Fresno State 7-5 .03 .64 5 .08 38 -.20 102 .17 24 -.12 91 67.2 20 69.4 56 2.2 33
45 Washington State 1-10 .03 .12 53 -.16 118 .41 1 -.11 103 .07 21 73.3 120 71.1 32 -2.1 84
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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 Florida 7-5 .02 -.37 102 .31 6 -.04 65 .13 33 .04 29 67.3 23 67.8 84 .5 57
47 Purdue 3-8 .02 .30 32 -.02 76 .03 32 -.10 98 .01 40 69.3 63 67.5 89 -1.8 77
48 Temple 7-4 .02 -.40 106 -.04 86 .31 2 -.04 83 -.19 101 67.3 25 70.1 42 2.8 27
49 Arkansas 9-3 .02 .50 16 -.05 96 -.17 95 .14 31 .07 19 68.5 47 69.9 46 1.4 47
50 Oklahoma 12-2 .02 .17 48 .04 55 -.14 89 -.02 75 .35 2 68.7 52 72.9 9 4.2 17
51 Clemson 5-7 .02 -.50 110 .08 40 .12 17 .15 29 .03 30 69.5 67 69.2 58 -.3 65
52 Michigan State 10-2 .02 .61 9 -.02 78 .01 40 .10 45 -.08 74 70.0 76 68.8 69 -1.2 74
53 Nevada 12-1 .02 -.26 92 -.01 72 .13 11 .07 56 -.06 67 68.9 54 71.0 33 2.1 37
54 Air Force 8-4 .02 -.56 112 .01 62 -.13 87 .20 15 .29 4 70.1 79 68.0 80 -2.2 85
55 Vanderbilt 2-10 .02 -.40 105 .09 36 -.04 61 .17 23 -.06 65 70.3 85 67.8 85 -2.5 87
56 Florida International 7-6 .01 .35 26 .32 5 -.09 79 .04 63 -.31 115 67.7 31 67.7 86 .0 64
57 Rutgers 3-8 .01 .08 58 .10 32 -.23 109 .37 4 -.15 96 66.5 14 68.3 75 1.8 43
58 Texas A&M 8-4 .01 .27 36 .14 25 .01 41 -.11 104 -.10 85 71.7 107 65.8 108 -5.9 108
59 Auburn 13-0 .01 .05 63 .07 43 .11 18 -.10 99 -.08 79 70.2 82 70.4 38 .1 60
60 Iowa State 4-7 .01 -.37 103 .11 28 -.01 52 .06 59 .04 27 69.1 57 70.0 44 1.0 53
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
61 Georgia Tech 5-7 .00 .62 7 -.05 98 .04 30 -.16 112 -.17 100 70.0 75 68.9 66 -1.2 73
62 Bowling Green 2-10 .00 -1.06 119 .04 57 .02 34 .29 6 -.01 42 67.7 30 66.6 103 -1.1 70
63 Illinois 6-6 .00 .38 22 -.03 82 .06 25 -.12 110 .01 37 67.3 22 68.4 72 1.2 49
64 Texas 5-7 .00 .40 20 -.06 100 -.02 56 -.05 87 .01 38 69.1 58 68.7 70 -.4 66
65 Kentucky 5-7 .00 .10 56 .10 31 -.18 100 .12 40 -.03 51 68.2 41 69.9 48 1.7 44
66 Arizona State 4-6 .00 -.02 71 .28 9 .05 29 .08 53 -.38 119 71.0 94 70.1 40 -.9 67
67 Washington 7-6 .00 .25 42 -.01 75 -.04 64 .01 69 -.10 82 70.7 89 67.9 81 -2.8 91
68 Iowa 7-5 .00 .05 65 .07 46 -.08 77 .04 65 .07 20 70.3 83 73.4 5 3.2 24
69 Syracuse 6-5 -.01 .62 8 -.14 116 -.26 110 -.02 77 .02 34 70.2 80 66.9 98 -3.3 95
70 North Texas 3-9 -.01 .35 25 .19 15 -.22 106 -.04 82 -.08 77 71.5 104 68.4 74 -3.1 92
71 California 4-7 -.01 -.12 84 -.05 95 -.05 70 .20 13 -.16 98 69.7 71 70.9 34 1.2 50
72 Miami (OH) 10-4 -.01 -.32 99 -.02 77 -.12 85 .11 43 -.02 49 67.5 27 66.6 104 -.9 69
73 Maryland 8-4 -.01 -.07 79 -.08 105 -.11 84 .43 2 -.14 95 66.5 13 70.2 39 3.8 20
74 San Diego State 8-4 -.02 .06 62 -.07 103 .00 45 -.10 97 -.04 57 69.6 68 69.7 52 .1 63
75 Pittsburgh 7-5 -.02 -.03 74 -.13 114 -.05 68 .16 26 .03 32 67.7 29 71.3 27 3.6 21
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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 Cincinnati 3-8 -.02 .29 33 .01 65 -.01 49 -.10 100 -.08 75 72.0 111 65.8 107 -6.2 110
77 Boston College 6-6 -.02 .25 43 .00 70 -.01 50 -.04 84 .00 41 68.9 53 70.8 35 1.9 42
78 Buffalo 1-10 -.03 -.17 86 -.05 97 -.02 54 .12 35 -.27 112 69.9 74 64.2 115 -5.7 107
79 Virginia 2-8 -.03 -.18 87 .01 66 .00 47 -.05 90 .05 24 72.5 116 69.1 59 -3.4 96
80 Rice 4-8 -.03 -.26 93 -.05 92 -.16 94 .08 51 .22 6 68.3 45 69.8 50 1.5 45
81 Tennessee 5-7 -.03 .42 18 .02 59 -.02 55 -.26 117 -.06 66 69.6 69 67.5 88 -2.1 83
82 Mississippi 4-7 -.03 .13 51 .10 30 -.04 63 .06 60 -.06 68 68.3 44 68.8 67 .5 58
83 Idaho 5-7 -.03 -.01 70 -.03 81 .02 37 -.11 106 -.07 72 71.8 108 69.0 63 -2.8 90
84 Wyoming 2-9 -.03 .27 38 -.04 90 -.05 67 -.02 78 -.04 53 69.8 72 68.0 79 -1.8 78
85 Miami 6-6 -.04 .32 29 -.14 115 .02 35 -.03 80 .08 17 71.3 101 68.1 78 -3.3 94
86 South Carolina 8-5 -.04 -.02 72 -.05 94 .01 38 -.12 108 .09 16 69.2 61 71.8 17 2.6 31
87 New Mexico State 2-10 -.04 .37 24 .08 41 -.38 118 -.24 116 .04 28 71.2 100 67.2 93 -3.9 101
88 UNLV 2-11 -.05 -.05 76 .05 51 .00 48 .01 72 -.09 81 71.6 106 63.8 118 -7.8 118
89 SMU 7-7 -.05 -.25 91 .05 50 -.18 98 -.32 120 -.04 55 72.3 115 68.3 76 -4.0 102
90 Florida Atlantic 4-8 -.05 -.46 109 -.04 85 .06 23 .04 66 -.10 84 72.0 110 68.5 71 -3.4 97
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
91 Marshall 5-7 -.06 -.38 104 -.03 83 -.27 112 .07 55 -.15 97 71.5 103 65.3 109 -6.2 109
92 Hawaii 9-4 -.06 .02 67 -.08 108 -.12 86 -.11 105 .04 26 69.4 65 67.8 82 -1.6 76
93 Arkansas State 4-8 -.06 -.66 114 .01 64 .04 31 -.05 89 -.04 52 67.9 37 66.8 101 -1.1 72
94 West Virginia 8-4 -.06 -.45 108 .06 48 .06 26 -.06 92 -.05 62 67.7 33 70.1 41 2.4 32
95 Colorado 5-7 -.07 -.09 81 -.03 84 .03 33 -.17 113 -.04 56 70.9 93 68.2 77 -2.7 88
96 Utah State 3-8 -.07 -.05 77 .12 27 -.10 83 -.20 115 -.10 86 72.9 119 67.8 83 -5.1 105
97 Texas Tech 7-5 -.07 -.05 75 -.01 74 -.17 97 -.05 88 .04 25 69.4 66 69.9 47 .5 59
98 Central Michigan 2-9 -.08 -.59 113 .01 63 -.21 104 .16 27 -.21 104 70.9 91 68.8 68 -2.0 81
99 Kansas 3-8 -.08 .04 66 .09 35 -.07 74 .16 28 -.34 117 70.9 90 67.4 91 -3.5 99
100 Memphis 1-11 -.08 .26 41 -.10 111 -.06 71 -.28 118 -.13 92 71.4 102 65.0 110 -6.4 112
101 Arizona 6-6 -.09 .05 64 -.07 102 -.01 53 -.08 93 -.17 99 71.0 95 69.0 64 -2.0 82
102 Minnesota 3-8 -.09 -.28 95 .09 34 -.23 107 -.11 107 -.35 118 71.1 98 66.9 97 -4.2 103
103 North Carolina 7-5 -.10 .32 30 -.10 110 -.09 80 .01 70 -.41 120 72.3 114 64.8 111 -7.4 116
104 Wake Forest 2-9 -.10 .79 2 -.02 79 -.14 91 -.08 94 -.22 105 70.5 86 63.7 119 -6.8 114
105 Western Kentucky 2-10 -.10 -.55 111 .04 52 -.32 116 .22 11 -.23 107 67.6 28 69.0 62 1.4 48
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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 Louisiana Monroe 4-7 -.10 .11 55 .06 47 -.39 119 -.12 109 -.08 76 71.9 109 64.0 116 -7.9 119
107 Toledo 8-5 -.10 -.83 117 .35 3 -.26 111 -.05 86 -.29 114 66.9 16 67.0 96 .1 61
108 Kent State 4-7 -.10 -.22 89 -.14 117 -.17 96 .05 61 -.07 71 67.4 26 70.1 43 2.6 30
109 Indiana 4-7 -.10 .27 37 .11 29 -.30 113 -.19 114 -.24 108 72.1 112 64.7 114 -7.4 115
110 Akron 1-10 -.11 -.28 97 -.12 113 -.19 101 .09 49 -.10 87 70.6 88 67.1 95 -3.5 98
111 Navy 8-4 -.11 -.24 90 -.05 93 -.14 90 .00 73 -.25 110 70.5 87 69.4 57 -1.1 71
112 Baylor 6-6 -.12 .07 60 -.08 107 -.22 105 -.10 102 -.04 54 71.0 97 69.8 51 -1.3 75
113 Colorado State 3-9 -.12 .07 59 -.08 109 -.16 93 -.10 101 -.01 45 71.1 99 66.7 102 -4.4 104
114 San Jose State 0-11 -.13 -.28 96 -.04 89 -.07 72 -.04 81 -.28 113 72.8 117 67.5 90 -5.3 106
115 Louisiana Lafayette 3-9 -.14 -.33 100 .02 61 -.30 114 -.03 79 -.05 61 71.6 105 63.8 117 -7.7 117
116 Michigan 6-6 -.14 -1.16 120 -.07 104 -.20 103 .11 41 .03 31 70.3 84 67.5 87 -2.8 89
117 UAB 4-8 -.14 -.99 118 -.07 101 -.13 88 -.05 85 -.05 63 69.2 59 67.3 92 -1.8 80
118 New Mexico 1-11 -.14 .55 14 .00 67 -.23 108 -.31 119 -.33 116 72.1 113 62.3 120 -9.8 120
119 Eastern Michigan 2-10 -.17 -.75 115 -.08 106 -.35 117 -.06 91 -.05 60 70.1 77 66.8 100 -3.3 93
120 Tulane 3-8 -.24 .00 69 -.21 119 -.51 120 -.09 96 -.22 106 71.0 96 64.8 113 -6.3 111