Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2011 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.

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
1 Florida 6-6 .18 .57 3 .35 3 .05 39 .11 33 -.05 62 69.7 64 67.8 88 -1.9 77
2 Florida State 8-4 .16 .32 22 .02 55 .17 11 .20 9 .16 9 66.5 13 74.3 3 7.8 4
3 Temple 8-4 .14 -.12 71 .29 6 .17 12 .11 34 -.02 55 66.5 14 73.7 6 7.1 6
4 LSU 12-1 .12 .36 16 -.12 102 .14 18 .25 2 .18 6 67.5 23 73.2 10 5.7 10
5 Boise State 12-1 .11 -.46 105 .26 7 .18 9 .19 11 .15 11 63.8 2 79.0 1 15.1 1
6 Auburn 7-5 .11 .31 26 .18 15 .24 2 .03 67 .11 17 68.2 34 74.1 4 5.9 9
7 Arkansas 10-2 .10 .07 44 .16 18 .15 15 .17 14 -.19 103 69.2 53 74.5 2 5.3 13
8 Oklahoma State 12-1 .10 .14 40 .13 21 .18 6 -.12 106 .14 13 63.6 1 73.3 9 9.7 2
9 Connecticut 4-7 .10 .52 4 .11 27 -.10 83 .08 48 .02 37 68.5 39 69.1 66 .6 54
10 Louisville 6-6 .10 -.01 55 .11 28 -.02 69 .12 28 .02 42 69.1 51 70.3 39 1.1 44
11 Southern Mississippi 11-2 .09 .18 36 -.17 112 .09 27 .25 3 .08 21 67.5 24 71.2 31 3.7 25
12 Nebraska 8-4 .08 .32 23 .11 29 .14 19 .01 76 -.04 58 67.7 27 71.4 25 3.7 24
13 Western Michigan 6-6 .08 -.02 58 .07 35 .15 13 -.03 89 .18 5 66.7 16 72.7 13 6.0 8
14 Rice 4-8 .08 .71 1 -.12 101 .18 10 -.04 93 .13 14 70.9 87 70.2 43 -.7 63
15 Rutgers 8-4 .08 -.12 73 .25 12 -.12 91 .17 13 .17 8 65.8 7 67.7 89 2.0 36
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 1-10 .08 .27 28 -.06 86 .24 3 .14 22 -.01 51 72.1 103 69.6 57 -2.5 86
17 San Jose State 5-7 .08 -.17 83 .10 30 .13 21 .00 79 .22 2 69.4 59 68.3 79 -1.1 68
18 Florida International 8-5 .08 .31 25 .44 2 -.12 93 .06 55 -.08 75 68.8 43 69.7 56 .9 48
19 BYU 9-3 .08 -.09 64 .02 53 .11 24 .09 40 .11 16 68.9 47 71.3 29 2.4 32
20 Stanford 11-2 .07 -.13 74 -.17 114 -.02 71 .07 53 .20 4 67.0 19 68.3 81 1.3 43
21 Michigan State 10-3 .07 .33 21 .07 34 -.01 63 .23 5 -.12 87 65.6 4 70.2 40 4.7 20
22 USC 10-2 .06 .45 8 .14 20 -.13 96 .12 26 -.01 50 67.3 21 72.0 20 4.7 19
23 Purdue 6-6 .06 .35 18 .25 10 .09 26 -.01 85 -.09 76 68.0 31 70.9 33 2.9 30
24 Arizona State 5-7 .06 -.17 82 .16 19 -.01 64 .05 62 .15 12 69.1 49 70.0 48 .9 49
25 Western Kentucky 7-4 .06 -1.38 120 .46 1 -.08 78 .03 71 .18 7 66.2 9 70.3 38 4.1 23
26 TCU 10-2 .05 .17 38 .23 14 .08 28 -.06 96 -.07 71 64.7 3 72.1 19 7.4 5
27 Minnesota 3-8 .05 .32 24 .13 22 .02 45 .17 12 -.18 101 71.6 99 68.8 70 -2.8 88
28 Ohio 9-4 .05 .11 42 .13 23 -.02 67 .05 61 -.01 49 68.9 46 71.6 24 2.8 31
29 Kansas State 9-3 .05 .16 39 .17 17 .05 40 .06 58 -.06 63 65.6 5 67.6 92 2.0 35
30 Hawaii 5-7 .05 .01 49 -.01 64 .01 52 .22 6 .02 40 68.1 33 69.6 58 1.5 40
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 Tulsa 8-5 .05 .42 11 .01 58 .13 20 -.04 92 -.09 77 70.9 85 68.8 69 -2.1 81
32 Wisconsin 10-3 .05 .21 33 .04 46 -.02 68 .20 10 -.11 85 66.4 12 71.4 27 4.9 17
33 Arkansas State 9-3 .05 -.02 56 .06 37 -.03 72 .11 32 .02 35 67.7 25 69.0 67 1.3 42
34 Miami 5-6 .05 .23 32 -.06 87 .23 4 -.05 95 .04 31 73.4 116 71.8 23 -1.6 72
35 Clemson 9-4 .04 .39 15 .11 24 .02 48 .03 68 -.10 81 68.9 48 69.8 53 .9 50
36 Oregon 11-2 .04 -.08 63 .11 26 .06 36 .06 57 -.06 68 68.8 44 69.8 54 .9 46
37 Ball State 6-6 .04 .00 52 -.03 77 .02 50 .08 49 .07 23 69.8 67 71.9 21 2.1 34
38 North Texas 5-7 .04 -.33 93 .04 44 -.07 77 -.10 102 .31 1 67.7 26 72.3 17 4.6 21
39 Pittsburgh 5-7 .04 .13 41 .08 31 -.02 65 .08 43 .10 19 70.5 79 68.5 74 -2.0 78
40 Missouri 7-5 .03 -.37 99 .02 52 .05 37 .09 41 .04 29 69.9 69 70.2 42 .3 56
41 Texas 8-5 .03 .36 17 .17 16 .01 55 .09 37 .01 45 69.3 57 68.3 80 -1.0 67
42 Toledo 8-4 .03 .19 35 .25 11 -.24 109 .14 21 -.14 96 66.4 11 69.5 61 3.1 29
43 Texas A&M 7-6 .03 .66 2 -.05 85 .07 35 .02 75 -.15 98 67.8 29 69.5 62 1.7 39
44 Kent State 4-7 .03 .41 14 -.03 71 -.12 92 .16 16 .02 39 68.5 38 66.8 104 -1.7 75
45 Mississippi State 6-6 .03 -.14 77 -.03 72 .08 29 .16 15 .03 34 69.7 63 69.5 59 -.2 58
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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 Louisiana Tech 7-5 .03 -.02 57 .06 38 .07 34 -.12 105 .21 3 68.0 32 73.2 11 5.1 15
47 Oregon State 3-8 .03 -.11 67 -.09 89 .18 8 .16 17 -.13 90 69.9 70 70.8 35 .8 51
48 Utah 7-5 .03 -.12 72 -.04 78 .14 16 .05 60 .05 27 66.2 10 71.9 22 5.7 11
49 Michigan 11-2 .02 .00 54 -.02 68 .18 7 .08 46 -.09 78 68.4 37 69.3 65 .9 45
50 Virginia Tech 10-3 .02 -.07 62 -.09 91 .08 31 .13 23 -.13 89 69.6 61 71.1 32 1.5 41
51 Oklahoma 10-3 .02 .33 20 -.05 82 .04 41 .02 73 .03 33 65.8 6 74.0 5 8.3 3
52 Notre Dame 8-5 .02 -.23 88 .29 5 .08 32 -.12 107 -.10 79 71.4 93 70.2 44 -1.2 69
53 Idaho 1-10 .02 .18 37 -.10 96 -.19 106 .08 44 .11 18 73.3 114 67.0 102 -6.3 112
54 Texas Tech 4-7 .02 .24 31 -.13 105 .00 58 -.06 98 .06 25 70.8 83 69.8 51 -1.0 65
55 UNLV 2-9 .01 -.12 70 .04 43 -.11 88 .08 50 .01 44 70.3 75 68.7 71 -1.6 73
56 Cincinnati 9-3 .01 -.19 85 .11 25 .14 17 .06 54 .00 47 66.7 18 72.3 16 5.6 12
57 Alabama 11-1 .01 -.09 65 .02 57 -.12 94 .15 20 -.06 67 66.5 15 70.0 46 3.5 27
58 Washington 6-6 .01 .03 46 -.02 66 .00 60 .25 1 .04 32 69.8 65 68.8 68 -1.0 64
59 Ohio State 6-7 .01 .41 13 .01 59 -.01 62 .10 36 -.04 57 67.0 20 72.2 18 5.2 14
60 Northern Illinois 10-3 .00 .03 47 .03 50 -.12 90 .01 77 .08 22 69.8 66 68.4 78 -1.4 71
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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 Iowa 6-6 .00 -.16 81 -.02 70 -.01 61 .09 42 .02 41 69.7 62 68.5 75 -1.2 70
62 UAB 3-9 .00 .44 10 .01 60 -.32 116 .22 7 -.06 65 72.6 107 67.2 99 -5.4 107
63 Penn State 8-4 .00 .01 51 -.11 100 .02 47 .11 35 -.07 69 68.8 45 71.2 30 2.3 33
64 Colorado State 2-9 .00 -.43 104 .05 40 -.11 87 -.20 115 .16 10 70.0 73 69.3 64 -.7 61
65 Bowling Green 4-7 .00 -.32 92 .07 33 -.11 89 .12 27 .09 20 67.9 30 69.7 55 1.8 38
66 SMU 7-5 .00 -.60 110 -.09 93 .15 14 .08 47 -.08 73 71.0 88 67.9 87 -3.1 92
67 UTEP 4-7 -.01 -.33 95 .02 51 -.06 76 .15 19 .05 28 69.3 56 72.7 14 3.4 28
68 California 6-6 -.01 .46 7 -.12 104 -.06 75 .01 78 .12 15 71.1 89 67.3 97 -3.8 97
69 Louisiana Lafayette 8-4 -.01 .48 5 -.05 84 -.21 108 .09 38 .06 24 70.9 86 65.7 112 -5.3 106
70 Duke 3-8 -.01 -.75 115 -.01 65 .23 5 .13 24 .04 30 69.2 52 72.7 15 3.5 26
71 Georgia 9-4 -.02 -.14 76 .02 56 .03 43 .09 39 -.21 108 66.1 8 70.9 34 4.8 18
72 Northwestern 5-7 -.02 -.12 69 -.01 63 -.02 66 .11 30 -.12 86 71.4 94 69.4 63 -2.0 79
73 East Carolina 5-7 -.02 .46 6 -.14 108 -.05 74 .04 65 -.26 112 70.8 82 66.1 109 -4.7 101
74 Houston 12-1 -.03 .01 50 .00 62 .00 59 .02 74 -.13 88 71.4 92 71.4 26 .0 57
75 Kentucky 4-7 -.03 .25 30 -.29 120 .27 1 -.03 90 .02 36 71.5 98 69.9 49 -1.7 76
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
76 South Florida 4-7 -.03 .09 43 .05 42 -.09 80 -.14 111 -.07 70 70.4 76 70.1 45 -.3 60
77 Iowa State 5-7 -.03 -.11 66 .02 54 .07 33 -.02 88 -.05 61 67.8 28 67.5 93 -.2 59
78 Boston College 3-8 -.04 -.24 90 .04 45 .10 25 .03 69 -.04 60 68.4 36 73.5 8 5.1 16
79 Wake Forest 5-7 -.04 .04 45 -.04 80 -.03 73 .13 25 -.14 93 70.8 84 68.2 83 -2.6 87
80 Wyoming 6-5 -.04 -.42 103 -.11 99 -.10 85 .08 45 -.02 54 73.3 115 69.5 60 -3.8 98
81 Central Florida 4-7 -.04 -.05 61 .26 9 .01 56 -.09 100 -.27 115 66.7 17 73.6 7 6.8 7
82 Marshall 7-6 -.04 .00 53 -.04 79 -.18 104 .22 8 -.10 80 68.7 42 67.7 91 -1.0 66
83 San Diego State 7-5 -.04 -1.21 118 .03 48 .11 23 .00 81 .02 38 68.6 41 73.1 12 4.5 22
84 Vanderbilt 5-7 -.05 -.58 109 -.02 67 .05 38 .03 70 -.06 64 69.4 58 71.4 28 1.9 37
85 Central Michigan 2-9 -.05 .20 34 -.14 110 .02 51 .07 51 -.21 109 73.1 112 67.4 96 -5.7 109
86 Georgia Tech 7-5 -.05 -.15 78 -.03 75 -.08 79 -.11 104 -.14 94 72.8 109 67.7 90 -5.1 105
87 Navy 4-7 -.05 -.72 114 .05 41 .00 57 -.18 114 -.11 82 69.3 54 68.6 73 -.7 62
88 UCLA 6-8 -.05 -.21 87 -.04 81 .02 49 -.23 118 .06 26 70.0 74 70.6 37 .6 53
89 Air Force 5-6 -.05 .42 12 -.14 109 -.20 107 -.03 91 -.01 53 70.4 77 68.3 82 -2.1 84
90 North Carolina 6-6 -.06 -.23 89 .04 47 -.10 84 .06 56 -.20 106 70.0 72 66.4 108 -3.6 95
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 Virginia 7-5 -.06 -.34 96 -.02 69 .02 46 -.21 117 -.13 92 71.5 97 68.6 72 -2.9 89
92 Miami (OH) 4-8 -.06 -1.30 119 -.03 74 .08 30 .00 80 -.19 105 72.0 102 69.8 50 -2.1 83
93 North Carolina State 6-5 -.06 -.13 75 -.07 88 -.14 97 .06 59 -.11 83 68.6 40 66.9 103 -1.6 74
94 West Virginia 9-3 -.07 -.41 102 .26 8 -.26 113 -.01 83 -.17 100 69.1 50 67.0 101 -2.1 82
95 Memphis 1-10 -.07 -.38 100 -.09 92 -.13 95 .16 18 -.08 74 72.7 108 66.6 106 -6.1 111
96 Troy 3-9 -.07 -.64 111 -.11 98 .04 42 -.09 101 -.01 52 69.5 60 69.8 52 .3 55
97 New Mexico State 4-9 -.07 -.57 108 .30 4 -.17 102 -.20 116 -.38 119 72.3 104 67.5 94 -4.8 102
98 Fresno State 3-9 -.07 -.12 68 -.10 94 -.24 110 .12 29 -.19 104 72.3 105 70.2 41 -2.1 80
99 Akron 0-11 -.07 .45 9 -.17 113 -.35 119 .11 31 -.03 56 74.0 117 62.6 120 -11.4 120
100 Syracuse 4-7 -.07 -.04 60 .06 39 -.19 105 .04 63 -.11 84 68.4 35 65.0 116 -3.4 94
101 Middle Tennessee 2-10 -.07 -.48 106 .06 36 -.34 118 .00 82 .01 43 67.3 22 68.2 84 .9 47
102 Tennessee 4-7 -.08 -.15 79 -.12 103 .01 54 .03 72 -.22 110 70.7 81 65.7 111 -5.0 104
103 Nevada 7-6 -.08 -.20 86 -.26 119 -.09 82 -.02 87 -.13 91 74.4 119 68.1 86 -6.3 113
104 South Carolina 10-2 -.08 .02 48 -.20 117 -.09 81 -.13 108 -.18 102 69.3 55 65.4 115 -4.0 99
105 Baylor 9-3 -.09 -.36 98 -.21 118 .01 53 .03 66 -.23 111 71.2 90 67.1 100 -4.0 100
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
106 Buffalo 2-9 -.09 -.02 59 .03 49 -.14 98 -.16 113 -.14 95 71.3 91 66.5 107 -4.9 103
107 Arizona 3-8 -.09 -.35 97 -.13 106 .11 22 -.08 99 -.30 117 72.9 111 70.0 47 -2.9 90
108 Illinois 6-6 -.09 .30 27 -.18 116 -.14 99 -.06 97 -.14 97 72.8 110 65.6 114 -7.2 116
109 Eastern Michigan 4-6 -.10 -.16 80 -.05 83 -.02 70 .24 4 -.16 99 69.9 68 70.7 36 .8 52
110 Indiana 0-11 -.10 .35 19 -.10 95 -.15 100 -.02 86 -.01 48 74.0 118 66.7 105 -7.3 117
111 Maryland 1-10 -.11 -.54 107 -.03 73 -.32 117 .07 52 .00 46 70.7 80 68.4 77 -2.3 85
112 Louisiana Monroe 3-8 -.11 -.66 112 .24 13 -.28 114 -.14 112 -.29 116 71.5 96 65.8 110 -5.7 108
113 Florida Atlantic 1-11 -.11 -.39 101 .00 61 -.16 101 -.05 94 -.38 120 70.0 71 63.0 119 -7.0 115
114 Washington State 3-8 -.12 .27 29 .07 32 -.30 115 -.13 109 -.27 114 71.5 95 68.4 76 -3.0 91
115 Colorado 3-10 -.12 -.28 91 -.13 107 -.11 86 -.32 120 -.06 66 73.2 113 67.4 95 -5.8 110
116 Army 2-9 -.13 -.96 117 -.14 111 .03 44 -.01 84 -.34 118 72.6 106 65.7 113 -6.9 114
117 Tulane 1-11 -.15 -.19 84 -.03 76 -.26 112 .04 64 -.26 113 70.5 78 67.2 98 -3.2 93
118 Kansas 1-10 -.15 -.33 94 -.09 90 -.26 111 -.10 103 -.08 72 71.8 100 64.2 118 -7.6 118
119 Utah State 6-6 -.15 -.79 116 -.11 97 -.17 103 -.24 119 -.04 59 71.8 101 68.2 85 -3.6 96
120 New Mexico 1-10 -.16 -.70 113 -.18 115 -.42 120 -.13 110 -.20 107 75.4 120 64.8 117 -10.6 119