Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2010 FEI RATINGS, SPECIAL TEAMS

through games of 1/10/2011

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
3.391 1 Virginia Tech 11-2 5 .711 4 .090 24 -.029 51 -.274 9 -.158 26 -.160 33
3.301 2 Louisiana Tech 4-7 91 .226 41 .105 20 .112 16 -.215 15 -.193 21 -.071 41
3.163 3 LSU 10-2 6 .563 11 .019 43 .177 11 -.221 14 -.070 54 -.756 2
3.010 4 Western Michigan 5-6 67 .189 45 .112 15 -.008 41 -.112 36 -.357 3 .162 69
2.682 5 Alabama 9-3 3 .253 37 -.053 59 .128 14 -.226 12 -.181 22 .340 97
2.640 6 Southern Mississippi 7-5 51 .508 15 .108 19 .214 9 -.326 7 .243 113 .201 77
2.636 7 Oklahoma State 11-2 17 .610 7 .024 41 .079 21 -.242 11 -.018 73 .309 94
2.567 8 Nebraska 9-4 19 .916 1 -.024 54 -.094 67 -.100 43 -.261 12 .161 68
2.515 9 Kansas State 6-6 48 .284 31 .002 47 .254 7 -.130 33 -.050 62 .228 84
2.484 10 Central Florida 10-3 38 -.763 116 .053 32 .354 2 -.026 73 -.327 4 -.176 30
2.461 11 Georgia 5-7 34 .450 17 -.187 97 -.019 47 -.269 10 -.306 8 .214 80
2.402 12 Notre Dame 8-5 23 .751 3 -.003 49 -.066 60 -.089 47 -.242 14 .183 74
2.356 13 TCU 12-0 10 .126 53 .054 31 .098 19 -.043 62 -.257 13 .116 60
2.330 14 UTEP 5-7 101 -.132 86 .048 35 .274 4 -.094 45 -.115 37 -.168 32
2.278 15 Florida State 9-4 18 .224 42 -.082 70 -.010 43 -.274 8 -.227 17 .231 85
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
2.237 16 Penn State 6-6 56 .155 49 .111 16 -.099 70 -.144 27 -.269 10 .317 95
2.219 17 Connecticut 7-5 49 .252 38 -.093 73 .383 1 .011 85 -.096 47 .469 106
2.192 18 Tulsa 9-3 53 -.285 97 .124 11 .072 24 -.447 3 .072 90 -.011 48
2.045 19 USC 8-5 26 -.442 107 .199 6 .145 13 -.124 35 -.110 39 -.026 46
1.978 20 Duke 2-9 77 .567 10 .068 30 -.010 42 .155 106 -.321 6 .318 96
1.934 21 Utah 10-3 47 .112 55 .299 4 -.138 89 .112 102 -.324 5 -.176 31
1.905 22 East Carolina 6-7 75 .552 13 -.069 66 .083 20 .017 86 -.217 18 -.040 45
1.754 23 Louisville 6-6 31 .146 51 .023 42 .148 12 -.087 48 -.063 57 -.528 7
1.576 24 Florida 7-5 36 -.390 102 .032 37 .236 8 -.155 25 -.036 66 .688 116
1.510 25 Wisconsin 10-2 12 .369 23 .094 23 .123 15 .036 95 -.017 74 -.088 39
1.496 26 Northern Illinois 10-3 41 -.181 90 .194 7 -.021 49 -.030 71 -.175 23 -.364 18
1.451 27 Oklahoma 12-2 9 .170 48 -.120 77 -.055 57 -.484 2 .045 85 .404 102
1.447 28 UCLA 4-8 81 .318 28 -.052 58 -.093 65 -.327 6 -.029 70 .175 73
1.436 29 Oregon State 5-7 46 -.298 99 .109 18 .025 32 -.224 13 -.050 61 -.183 29
1.390 30 Mississippi State 8-4 27 .010 70 -.059 62 -.177 106 -.485 1 -.056 59 -.116 36
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
1.360 31 Northwestern 6-6 71 -.107 83 -.030 55 .074 22 -.065 55 -.207 20 -.273 23
1.342 32 South Florida 7-5 30 .050 62 .100 22 .073 23 .011 84 -.104 43 .204 78
1.298 33 Clemson 5-7 25 -.513 110 .087 25 -.010 44 -.133 32 -.232 16 .213 79
1.231 34 Oregon 11-1 4 -.048 77 .386 2 -.468 120 -.106 40 -.269 9 .514 109
1.201 35 BYU 7-6 66 .179 47 .015 44 -.050 56 -.111 39 -.122 36 .156 67
1.191 36 Ohio State 12-1 8 .125 54 .119 13 .260 5 .178 111 -.002 76 -.053 43
1.176 37 Stanford 11-1 2 .208 43 -.055 60 -.117 77 -.037 66 -.311 7 .494 107
1.168 38 Washington State 1-10 96 .129 52 -.226 106 -.298 118 -.184 22 -.537 1 -.433 12
1.164 39 Army 6-6 61 -.129 84 .110 17 -.130 85 -.040 65 -.269 11 .037 54
1.070 40 Michigan State 10-2 39 .588 9 .032 38 -.124 81 -.021 77 -.109 40 .434 104
1.017 41 Ohio 7-5 94 .361 24 .030 39 -.185 109 -.086 50 -.170 25 -.499 9
.885 42 Rice 4-8 112 .028 69 .010 46 -.130 84 -.415 4 .101 97 -.003 50
.783 43 Missouri 9-3 15 .414 19 -.113 76 -.077 62 -.187 20 -.037 65 -.530 6
.744 44 Troy 8-5 64 .101 56 -.006 51 .030 29 -.022 75 -.076 52 -.490 11
.717 45 Fresno State 7-5 86 .610 6 .101 21 .017 36 .036 94 .125 101 .109 59
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
.700 46 Iowa 7-5 21 .049 63 -.056 61 -.013 45 -.185 21 -.019 71 .227 83
.678 47 Arkansas 9-3 7 .508 16 .050 33 -.169 100 -.192 19 .083 92 .164 70
.555 48 Air Force 8-4 42 -.576 112 .123 12 -.097 68 -.380 5 .084 94 .090 58
.555 49 Middle Tennessee 5-7 90 .555 12 -.070 67 .020 35 .009 82 .007 78 -.718 3
.545 50 Maryland 8-4 24 -.063 80 .390 1 -.170 101 .046 96 .024 82 .217 82
.518 51 Iowa State 4-7 82 -.424 106 -.045 57 .027 30 -.176 23 -.090 49 .023 53
.504 52 Rutgers 3-8 69 .064 58 .302 3 .022 33 .055 97 .172 108 .068 57
.473 53 Ball State 3-7 109 .292 30 .036 36 -.110 75 -.004 79 -.078 50 -.544 5
.460 54 North Carolina State 8-4 13 -.032 73 .173 9 -.146 93 -.206 16 .110 100 -.417 14
.446 55 Mississippi 4-7 63 .154 50 -.063 63 .030 28 -.041 64 -.034 68 .569 113
.399 56 Boise State 12-1 11 -.156 88 .188 8 -.025 50 .077 99 -.052 60 -.971 1
.314 57 Pittsburgh 7-5 20 -.045 76 .081 27 -.209 112 -.153 26 -.066 55 .362 100
.287 58 Florida International 7-6 57 .335 25 -.064 64 .257 6 .248 115 .007 79 -.140 35
.281 59 Kentucky 5-7 45 .061 59 .026 40 .037 26 -.084 51 .103 98 .249 87
.230 60 Auburn 13-0 1 .046 64 -.211 103 .006 38 .005 81 -.233 15 .145 63
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
.209 61 Vanderbilt 2-10 98 -.406 105 .076 29 .021 34 -.045 61 -.035 67 .005 52
.187 62 Texas A&M 8-4 28 .246 39 -.194 99 .050 25 .017 88 -.111 38 .003 51
.166 63 Purdue 3-8 88 .260 36 -.210 102 -.100 72 -.112 38 -.145 29 -.222 25
.149 64 Boston College 6-6 50 .273 33 -.162 87 -.099 71 -.140 30 -.063 56 .396 101
.147 65 Nevada 12-1 29 -.282 95 -.024 53 -.110 74 -.046 60 -.209 19 .152 66
.119 66 Illinois 6-6 35 .374 21 -.224 105 -.131 86 -.112 37 -.143 30 .439 105
.090 67 Bowling Green 2-10 103 -1.057 119 .215 5 -.041 52 -.093 46 -.102 44 -.077 40
.063 68 Miami 6-6 22 .280 32 -.142 81 -.249 116 -.192 18 -.126 33 .341 98
-.103 69 Arizona State 4-6 37 -.051 78 -.036 56 .186 10 .308 119 -.138 32 -.092 37
-.147 70 Temple 7-4 70 -.401 104 -.152 82 -.113 76 .091 100 -.441 2 -.429 13
-.233 71 Texas 5-7 72 .406 20 -.180 94 -.172 105 -.101 41 -.070 53 .288 88
-.252 72 Cincinnati 3-8 54 .307 29 -.185 96 -.085 64 -.021 76 -.091 48 -.146 34
-.289 73 Virginia 2-8 80 -.206 91 -.174 91 -.081 63 -.163 24 -.098 45 .347 99
-.315 74 UNLV 2-11 116 -.044 75 -.078 69 -.047 54 .028 89 -.097 46 .698 117
-.434 75 South Carolina 8-5 16 -.059 79 -.229 109 -.152 94 -.201 17 -.108 41 .216 81
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
-.452 76 North Texas 3-9 85 .323 26 -.164 88 .105 17 -.015 78 .160 107 -.009 49
-.482 77 California 4-7 83 -.153 87 .117 14 -.171 103 .035 93 -.042 63 -.385 16
-.529 78 Washington 7-6 58 .183 46 -.083 71 -.124 80 -.002 80 -.034 69 -.300 22
-.590 79 Houston 4-7 74 .190 44 -.239 111 .100 18 .034 92 .022 81 -.312 21
-.604 80 Wyoming 2-9 111 .237 40 -.121 78 -.135 87 -.037 67 -.015 75 .243 86
-.667 81 Idaho 5-7 102 -.042 74 -.243 112 -.109 73 -.098 44 -.123 35 -.059 42
-.669 82 West Virginia 8-4 14 -.468 109 -.181 95 -.005 40 -.042 63 -.148 27 .559 111
-.685 83 Georgia Tech 5-7 52 .620 5 -.220 104 -.163 96 .120 103 -.147 28 -.376 17
-.740 84 Florida Atlantic 4-8 99 -.465 108 -.067 65 -.139 90 -.026 72 -.174 24 .061 55
-.760 85 San Diego State 8-4 40 .035 65 -.180 93 -.171 102 -.071 53 -.106 42 -.185 28
-.879 86 Kansas 3-8 110 -.004 72 .086 26 .001 39 .257 117 .018 80 .502 108
-1.015 87 Tennessee 5-7 59 .427 18 -.381 116 -.056 58 -.033 70 -.042 64 -.345 20
-1.078 88 Miami (OH) 10-4 104 -.313 100 .015 45 -.122 78 -.052 57 .065 87 -.492 10
-1.104 89 Syracuse 6-5 43 .606 8 -.113 75 -.229 114 -.127 34 .206 110 -.194 27
-1.145 90 Arkansas State 4-8 60 -.676 114 -.155 85 -.065 59 -.069 54 -.125 34 -.041 44
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
-1.173 91 Texas Tech 7-5 65 -.071 81 -.173 89 -.127 82 -.144 28 .065 88 .560 112
-1.353 92 Colorado 5-7 79 -.129 85 -.297 113 -.140 91 -.048 59 -.139 31 .152 65
-1.407 93 Wake Forest 2-9 105 .793 2 -.173 90 -.128 83 .176 110 .082 91 .307 93
-1.423 94 Buffalo 1-10 108 -.171 89 .048 34 -.141 92 .218 114 -.062 58 -.515 8
-1.448 95 Hawaii 9-4 62 .034 66 -.229 108 -.166 98 -.143 29 .062 86 -.014 47
-1.644 96 Arizona 6-6 44 .031 68 -.178 92 -.164 97 .098 101 -.077 51 .303 90
-1.737 97 Colorado State 3-9 119 .052 61 -.200 101 -.182 108 -.086 49 .084 93 .722 118
-1.853 98 Utah State 3-8 107 -.077 82 -.360 115 .025 31 .017 87 .025 83 .140 62
-2.017 99 Akron 1-10 115 .032 67 -.003 50 -.238 115 .031 91 .156 106 .306 92
-2.077 100 Baylor 6-6 73 .060 60 -.196 100 -.188 110 -.079 52 .149 104 .306 91
-2.144 101 Kent State 4-7 92 -.229 92 -.076 68 -.251 117 -.052 58 .096 96 .430 103
-2.210 102 Central Michigan 2-9 78 -.594 113 .079 28 -.074 61 .151 105 .126 102 -.211 26
-2.471 103 Memphis 1-11 118 .269 35 -.408 117 -.199 111 .028 90 -.019 72 -.252 24
-2.511 104 Western Kentucky 2-10 87 -.570 111 .131 10 -.049 55 .146 104 .274 115 -.354 19
-2.522 105 New Mexico State 2-10 120 .371 22 -.426 118 -.015 46 -.101 42 .315 117 -.089 38
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
-2.602 106 Toledo 8-5 93 -.910 117 -.138 80 .296 3 .209 113 .214 111 .149 64
-2.697 107 Navy 8-4 32 -.264 94 -.109 74 -.136 88 .171 109 .071 89 .589 114
-2.766 108 San Jose State 0-11 113 -.295 98 -.158 86 -.153 95 .181 112 .002 77 .300 89
-2.776 109 Marshall 5-7 106 -.401 103 -.023 52 -.123 79 .074 98 .231 112 .067 56
-2.780 110 North Carolina 7-5 33 .322 27 -.090 72 -.221 113 .359 120 .028 84 .184 75
-2.783 111 Michigan 6-6 55 -1.237 120 .001 48 -.166 99 -.138 31 .148 103 .524 110
-2.807 112 Louisiana Monroe 4-7 95 .064 57 -.235 110 -.020 48 .010 83 .347 119 .170 72
-2.900 113 Indiana 4-7 89 .270 34 -.322 114 .036 27 .158 108 .265 114 .123 61
-2.952 114 SMU 7-7 68 -.245 93 -.436 120 -.043 53 -.035 68 .108 99 -.679 4
-3.063 115 Louisiana Lafayette 3-9 97 -.372 101 -.138 79 -.094 66 -.023 74 .311 116 .723 119
-3.296 116 UAB 4-8 84 -1.010 118 -.155 84 -.179 107 -.064 56 .095 95 .786 120
-3.486 117 Minnesota 3-8 76 -.283 96 -.227 107 .009 37 .287 118 .151 105 -.390 15
-3.760 118 New Mexico 1-11 117 .516 14 -.427 119 -.098 69 .255 116 .193 109 .169 71
-4.072 119 Eastern Michigan 2-10 114 -.747 115 -.153 83 -.171 104 -.034 69 .319 118 .596 115
-5.511 120 Tulane 3-8 100 -.003 71 -.188 98 -.317 119 .156 107 .493 120 .199 76