Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2011 FEI RATINGS, SPECIAL TEAMS

through games of 1/9/2012

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
3.771 1 Boise State 12-1 8 -.459 106 .116 11 .208 8 -.279 8 -.341 6 .431 111
3.590 2 Florida State 8-4 12 .299 24 .118 10 -.059 50 -.293 6 -.314 8 -.124 45
3.336 3 Auburn 7-5 66 .274 29 -.090 76 .104 15 -.223 17 -.372 2 .525 116
3.335 4 Florida 6-6 44 .565 3 .009 36 .295 3 -.043 63 -.164 37 -.630 6
2.974 5 Temple 8-4 38 -.153 76 .030 31 .238 4 -.081 53 -.319 7 -.767 3
2.830 6 LSU 12-1 1 .353 16 .161 5 -.227 102 -.319 4 -.243 19 .038 73
2.297 7 Oklahoma State 12-1 2 .140 38 -.215 104 .069 19 -.265 10 -.313 9 -.047 54
2.266 8 Western Michigan 6-6 59 -.029 54 -.109 84 .018 31 -.275 9 -.302 11 -.071 50
2.061 9 Arkansas 10-2 14 .089 43 .088 12 .081 18 .066 98 -.296 12 -.497 13
2.000 10 Purdue 6-6 78 .340 18 -.103 81 .192 11 -.025 68 -.188 30 .006 67
1.963 11 Florida International 8-5 69 .300 23 -.039 56 .399 2 .004 78 .049 93 -.098 48
1.962 12 Rutgers 8-4 24 -.149 75 .079 13 .183 12 -.260 12 .053 94 -.087 49
1.936 13 Mississippi 1-10 98 .241 31 .038 29 -.166 85 -.106 45 -.352 4 -.416 17
1.891 14 Nebraska 8-4 31 .294 25 -.070 72 .052 22 -.076 54 -.240 20 -.339 24
1.809 15 Texas 8-5 28 .315 20 -.004 39 .089 16 -.086 49 -.106 52 .740 120
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
1.798 16 San Jose State 5-7 82 -.183 83 -.114 86 .019 30 -.322 3 -.213 25 -.006 64
1.650 17 Rice 4-8 96 .658 1 -.149 95 -.231 104 -.247 14 -.269 14 .008 68
1.616 18 Cincinnati 9-3 23 -.197 87 -.010 41 .027 28 -.130 37 -.255 16 .390 108
1.610 19 Michigan State 10-3 11 .313 21 .175 1 .006 32 .025 84 -.085 58 -.162 42
1.565 20 Southern Mississippi 11-2 25 .170 34 .174 2 -.254 110 -.201 20 -.167 35 .218 95
1.555 21 BYU 9-3 46 -.133 69 -.014 44 -.056 49 -.209 19 -.233 22 -.201 38
1.405 22 TCU 10-2 21 .136 39 -.137 91 .166 14 -.021 70 -.192 28 .204 93
1.403 23 USC 10-2 10 .457 7 .026 33 .062 20 -.102 46 .040 87 -.503 12
1.301 24 Connecticut 4-7 48 .485 5 -.032 52 .032 26 -.123 41 .005 80 -.385 23
1.269 25 Utah 7-5 54 -.129 68 -.032 53 -.104 65 -.182 23 -.264 15 -.010 63
1.256 26 Pittsburgh 5-7 36 .103 41 -.024 47 -.005 35 -.200 21 -.065 68 .331 104
1.255 27 Washington 6-6 68 -.028 53 .163 4 -.099 63 -.144 31 -.075 63 .542 117
1.229 28 Kansas State 9-3 18 .131 40 -.041 60 .083 17 -.028 67 -.141 42 .130 84
1.219 29 Miami 5-6 26 .233 32 -.154 96 -.170 86 -.137 34 -.364 3 -.064 53
1.154 30 Hawaii 5-7 83 -.042 59 .138 8 -.068 53 -.124 40 -.070 65 -.542 9
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
1.149 31 Louisiana Tech 7-5 40 -.030 55 -.233 109 -.015 37 -.337 2 -.163 38 .211 94
1.129 32 Arizona State 5-7 42 -.192 86 -.060 67 .044 24 -.251 13 -.069 66 .194 91
1.103 33 Ohio State 6-7 35 .434 8 .014 35 -.090 60 -.071 56 -.099 54 .350 105
1.058 34 Louisville 6-6 30 -.046 61 .040 28 .030 27 -.114 42 -.056 72 -.719 4
1.051 35 Minnesota 3-8 104 .307 22 .066 17 .053 21 .109 104 -.108 51 -.386 22
1.047 36 Ohio 9-4 58 .103 42 -.044 61 .049 23 -.111 43 -.071 64 -.218 34
.978 37 Clemson 9-4 32 .365 15 -.048 62 .025 29 .014 80 -.121 49 .270 100
.960 38 Arkansas State 9-3 73 -.012 52 .044 26 -.023 38 -.124 39 -.065 67 -.280 31
.955 39 Oregon 11-2 6 -.104 65 -.041 59 .034 25 -.051 61 -.187 31 .263 98
.903 40 Wisconsin 10-3 5 .168 35 .121 9 -.043 44 .003 76 -.064 70 -.224 32
.896 41 Duke 3-8 72 -.761 115 .052 22 -.112 67 -.146 30 -.350 5 .480 115
.888 42 Mississippi State 6-6 47 -.179 80 .073 15 -.138 78 -.135 35 -.181 33 .099 80
.861 43 Oklahoma 10-3 4 .345 17 -.061 68 -.174 88 -.153 29 -.154 39 .234 96
.767 44 Ball State 6-6 94 -.031 56 -.006 40 -.121 72 -.192 22 -.111 50 -.164 41
.733 45 Western Kentucky 7-4 87 -1.413 120 -.070 71 .417 1 -.288 7 .024 84 -.483 14
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
.723 46 Oregon State 3-8 91 -.138 71 .071 16 -.185 89 -.006 74 -.305 10 -.623 7
.652 47 Bowling Green 4-7 90 -.316 93 .051 24 .005 33 -.234 16 .041 90 .147 87
.554 48 Texas A&M 7-6 16 .634 2 -.057 65 -.172 87 .052 93 -.189 29 .397 109
.538 49 Tulsa 8-5 52 .384 13 -.144 94 -.095 61 .027 85 -.246 18 .115 82
.513 50 Michigan 11-2 9 -.037 57 -.014 45 -.128 73 .024 83 -.282 13 .288 102
.482 51 UTEP 4-7 97 -.374 99 .054 21 -.049 46 -.169 25 -.056 73 -.388 21
.473 52 Kent State 4-7 102 .284 26 .077 14 -.133 76 -.097 47 .024 83 .150 88
.455 53 Notre Dame 8-5 15 -.251 91 -.232 108 .230 6 .016 81 -.180 34 .131 85
.420 54 Boston College 3-8 64 -.269 92 -.049 63 -.050 47 -.056 60 -.216 24 .383 107
.389 55 North Texas 5-7 112 -.373 98 -.202 102 -.046 45 -.420 1 -.038 76 -.043 55
.327 56 Missouri 7-5 20 -.385 101 -.026 48 -.070 56 -.143 32 -.148 41 -.138 44
.302 57 California 6-6 49 .429 9 -.112 85 -.227 101 -.245 15 -.027 77 -.004 65
.147 58 Iowa 6-6 37 -.160 77 -.012 42 -.107 66 -.130 36 -.076 62 .283 101
.120 59 Kentucky 4-7 88 .284 27 -.134 89 -.474 120 -.140 33 -.403 1 .266 99
.107 60 Toledo 8-4 33 .157 36 .052 23 .195 10 .086 101 .189 110 -.294 30
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
.040 61 Texas Tech 4-7 77 .469 6 -.163 98 -.229 103 -.176 24 -.076 61 -.529 10
-.074 62 Central Florida 4-7 63 -.083 62 -.156 97 .210 7 .187 115 -.127 47 .196 92
-.077 63 Stanford 11-2 7 -.138 70 -.034 55 -.300 113 -.310 5 -.065 69 -.844 2
-.111 64 Iowa State 5-7 60 -.168 78 -.143 93 -.042 42 -.046 62 -.165 36 .067 76
-.144 65 Louisiana Lafayette 8-4 80 .493 4 .001 37 -.163 84 -.166 26 .182 109 .029 71
-.163 66 Penn State 8-4 39 .034 45 .026 32 -.212 96 -.014 72 -.129 46 .037 72
-.178 67 Eastern Michigan 4-6 99 -.182 82 .164 3 -.154 82 .063 96 -.078 60 .375 106
-.211 68 Virginia Tech 10-3 27 -.100 63 .047 25 -.195 92 .056 94 -.192 27 -.298 28
-.258 69 Northwestern 5-7 51 -.103 64 .055 20 -.117 70 .022 82 -.064 71 .117 83
-.321 70 San Diego State 7-5 75 -.891 117 -.096 79 -.051 48 -.129 38 -.236 21 .466 114
-.348 71 Northern Illinois 10-3 53 -.003 51 -.094 77 -.069 54 -.158 28 .063 96 .080 77
-.407 72 Alabama 11-1 3 -.146 74 .060 19 -.078 58 -.022 69 .038 86 -.405 19
-.420 73 Vanderbilt 5-7 45 -.609 110 -.076 73 -.115 69 -.067 57 -.230 23 .192 90
-.435 74 UAB 3-9 111 .426 10 .143 6 -.086 59 -.033 66 .307 119 -.307 26
-.446 75 UNLV 2-9 119 -.180 81 -.018 46 -.059 52 -.085 50 .040 88 -.202 37
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
-.472 76 Georgia 9-4 19 -.169 79 -.026 49 -.070 55 .091 102 -.138 43 .446 113
-.567 77 Marshall 7-6 85 .004 49 .141 7 -.113 68 .011 79 .130 105 .438 112
-.577 78 Houston 12-1 22 .000 50 -.081 74 -.102 64 .040 89 -.097 55 .310 103
-.598 79 Wake Forest 5-7 55 .015 47 .014 34 -.144 80 .056 95 -.054 75 .166 89
-.683 80 Idaho 1-10 107 .156 37 -.053 64 -.213 97 -.222 18 .138 107 -.036 57
-.765 81 SMU 7-5 70 -.609 111 -.013 43 -.201 94 .004 77 -.252 17 -.034 58
-1.020 82 Colorado State 2-9 103 -.424 104 -.287 115 -.040 41 -.264 11 .014 82 -.469 15
-1.109 83 West Virginia 9-3 17 -.139 72 -.106 82 .203 9 .081 100 .210 113 .041 74
-1.145 84 Central Michigan 2-9 95 .214 33 -.031 51 -.239 106 .129 108 -.086 57 .017 70
-1.224 85 Indiana 0-11 105 .336 19 -.128 87 -.219 99 -.063 59 .080 98 .698 119
-1.309 86 South Florida 4-7 34 .066 44 -.249 112 -.059 51 -.007 73 .002 79 -.033 59
-1.314 87 UCLA 6-8 93 -.224 89 -.363 118 -.132 75 -.160 27 -.125 48 -.099 47
-1.325 88 East Carolina 5-7 92 .418 11 -.060 66 -.231 105 .182 114 -.055 74 -.323 25
-1.345 89 North Carolina 6-6 41 -.232 90 -.034 54 -.026 39 .115 107 .036 85 .052 75
-1.376 90 Syracuse 4-7 62 -.039 58 -.067 70 -.043 43 .035 88 .133 106 .250 97
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
-1.460 91 Air Force 5-6 79 .372 14 -.136 90 -.240 107 -.072 55 .119 103 -.174 40
-1.531 92 North Carolina State 6-5 50 -.104 66 -.029 50 -.163 83 .027 86 .067 97 .092 78
-1.561 93 Memphis 1-10 117 -.396 103 .066 18 -.215 98 .000 75 .044 92 -.023 62
-1.618 94 Troy 3-9 110 -.620 112 -.176 100 -.196 93 -.082 52 -.149 40 -.156 43
-1.755 95 Navy 4-7 67 -.380 100 -.273 114 -.031 40 .033 87 -.080 59 -.601 8
-1.956 96 Tennessee 4-7 57 -.139 73 -.084 75 -.225 100 .155 110 -.092 56 -.099 46
-2.035 97 Wyoming 6-5 101 -.427 105 -.040 58 -.242 108 -.084 51 .084 100 -.408 18
-2.035 98 Akron 0-11 118 .408 12 .031 30 -.316 116 -.037 65 .299 118 .095 79
-2.200 99 Middle Tennessee 2-10 116 -.490 107 -.099 80 -.015 36 -.108 44 .293 117 .108 81
-2.210 100 Georgia Tech 7-5 43 -.191 85 -.213 103 -.149 81 .050 92 -.004 78 -.208 36
-2.288 101 Fresno State 3-9 84 -.108 67 .042 27 -.209 95 .104 103 .170 108 -.190 39
-2.300 102 Maryland 1-10 81 -.519 108 -.001 38 -.129 74 -.092 48 .267 116 -.064 51
-2.348 103 Buffalo 2-9 100 -.044 60 -.261 113 -.073 57 .070 99 .084 99 -.296 29
-2.359 104 Virginia 7-5 56 -.350 96 -.332 116 -.118 71 .048 91 -.104 53 -.447 16
-2.480 105 Baylor 9-3 29 -.393 102 -.062 69 -.308 114 .163 111 -.135 44 -.029 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
-2.543 106 Illinois 6-6 61 .270 30 -.175 99 -.323 117 .063 97 .062 95 -.064 52
-2.622 107 Washington State 3-8 89 .278 28 -.248 111 .001 34 .182 113 .222 114 .008 69
-2.733 108 Miami (OH) 4-8 76 -1.292 119 -.094 78 -.140 79 .113 105 -.183 32 -.211 35
-2.768 109 Arizona 3-8 74 -.323 95 -.221 106 -.252 109 .224 116 -.206 26 -.040 56
-2.896 110 Tulane 1-11 113 -.201 88 -.039 57 -.137 77 .172 112 .195 111 .630 118
-3.108 111 Kansas 1-10 114 -.323 94 -.182 101 -.187 90 -.017 71 .195 112 .409 110
-3.159 112 South Carolina 10-2 13 .032 46 -.221 105 -.330 118 .115 106 .013 81 -.223 33
-3.168 113 Nevada 7-6 71 -.191 84 -.139 92 -.377 119 .046 90 .041 89 -.510 11
-3.282 114 New Mexico State 4-9 109 -.543 109 -.343 117 .237 5 .307 119 .124 104 -.396 20
-3.312 115 Colorado 3-10 108 .009 48 -.451 120 -.255 111 -.042 64 .044 91 -.024 61
-3.563 116 Florida Atlantic 1-11 115 -.355 97 -.133 88 -.096 62 .307 120 .108 102 -.301 27
-3.600 117 Louisiana Monroe 3-8 86 -.643 113 -.246 110 .175 13 .242 117 .249 115 -.649 5
-3.720 118 Army 2-9 106 -.955 118 -.108 83 -.257 112 .252 118 -.135 45 .131 86
-4.089 119 Utah State 6-6 65 -.833 116 -.377 119 -.188 91 -.066 58 .096 101 .004 66
-6.058 120 New Mexico 1-10 120 -.705 114 -.224 107 -.309 115 .142 109 .371 120 -.928 1