Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2012 FEI RATINGS, SPECIAL TEAMS

through games of 1/7/2013

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
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Team FBS
Rec
FEI
Rk
FGE FGE
Rk
PRE PRE
Rk
KRE KRE
Rk
PE PE
Rk
KE KE
Rk
OFGE OFGE
Rk
3.577 1 Kansas State 10-2 4 .014 62 .081 17 .338 2 -.299 6 -.035 102 .020 52
3.387 2 Kent State 10-3 53 .163 42 -.104 80 .353 1 -.288 8 -.118 73 .201 88
3.224 3 Florida 10-2 5 .365 18 -.051 58 .038 10 -.252 13 -.320 6 -.315 14
2.895 4 Northwestern 9-3 21 .650 4 .151 8 -.185 80 -.222 18 -.221 22 .151 73
2.838 5 Ball State 9-4 68 .313 27 .082 15 .006 17 -.262 12 -.154 55 .219 90
2.632 6 Vanderbilt 8-4 43 .265 33 .294 2 -.231 97 -.274 11 -.150 58 .268 95
2.443 7 Louisiana Tech 9-3 46 -.203 91 -.123 84 .033 12 -.477 1 -.199 33 .488 115
2.339 8 Middle Tennessee 8-3 92 -.087 75 -.022 46 .056 6 -.157 30 -.327 4 .170 80
2.195 9 LSU 9-3 12 .010 63 -.055 62 -.074 36 -.399 3 -.197 36 -.036 44
1.982 10 Oklahoma State 7-5 14 .532 10 -.046 54 .048 7 -.234 16 -.013 107 -.269 19
1.977 11 Rice 7-6 80 .633 5 -.231 107 -.054 29 -.125 45 -.363 3 -.309 15
1.924 12 Stanford 12-2 7 -.172 88 -.008 40 -.093 49 -.138 37 -.421 2 .317 101
1.843 13 Temple 3-7 83 .327 22 -.097 76 -.017 22 -.238 14 -.159 51 -.340 13
1.823 14 Texas State 3-8 104 .318 24 .325 1 -.327 122 -.174 27 -.127 69 -.244 21
1.781 15 Memphis 4-7 95 -.462 114 .231 3 -.220 90 -.329 5 -.202 29 .627 123
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
1.718 16 Central Florida 10-4 35 -.014 65 -.035 50 .104 5 -.043 70 -.248 16 -.191 23
1.713 17 Miami 6-5 60 -.144 84 .002 37 .043 9 -.138 38 -.224 21 -.130 33
1.682 18 Oregon 11-1 2 -.644 120 .020 29 .106 4 -.282 9 -.158 52 -.163 26
1.601 19 Northern Illinois 11-2 36 .347 20 .069 19 -.081 41 -.021 78 -.215 24 -.116 34
1.522 20 Missouri 4-7 57 -.083 72 .011 33 .033 13 -.154 32 -.151 57 .074 57
1.504 21 Auburn 2-9 116 .469 13 -.208 101 -.085 46 -.181 25 -.273 11 -.633 3
1.497 22 Duke 5-7 87 .573 9 .114 11 -.223 91 -.079 60 -.166 49 .055 54
1.440 23 USC 7-6 30 -.377 109 .099 14 .029 15 -.099 51 -.200 31 -.293 16
1.431 24 UTEP 3-9 88 -.594 118 .109 13 -.074 35 -.421 2 -.055 99 -.137 32
1.406 25 Toledo 8-4 56 .319 23 -.019 43 -.011 20 -.042 71 -.178 44 -.018 46
1.404 26 Clemson 10-2 25 .577 8 -.054 61 -.146 64 -.206 22 -.109 76 .218 89
1.327 27 Utah 4-7 58 -.101 76 -.254 113 .234 3 -.145 34 -.177 45 -.551 6
1.320 28 Alabama 12-1 1 .352 19 -.102 77 -.172 73 -.232 17 -.208 25 -.764 2
1.295 29 Hawaii 2-9 120 -.116 81 .062 21 .037 11 -.042 72 -.169 48 .619 122
1.280 30 Texas 9-4 17 -.346 105 .075 18 -.076 38 -.293 7 -.100 80 .225 91
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
1.223 31 Florida State 10-2 13 .457 14 -.044 53 -.078 39 .102 113 -.325 5 .397 110
1.205 32 Mississippi State 7-5 62 -.086 74 -.046 55 -.125 57 -.362 4 -.101 79 .087 64
1.134 33 Iowa 3-8 63 .146 44 .005 35 -.032 27 -.011 82 -.204 28 .243 93
1.061 34 Oklahoma 9-3 6 .136 47 -.214 104 .044 8 -.064 62 -.274 10 .178 83
1.048 35 Ohio 8-4 70 .144 45 .001 38 -.021 24 -.088 57 -.107 78 .076 59
.995 36 Boston College 1-10 86 .451 15 .130 10 -.232 98 -.025 75 -.146 61 -.156 28
.988 37 UAB 2-9 113 .611 7 .224 4 -.166 70 .124 116 -.080 91 .191 87
.984 38 Utah State 10-2 24 .096 50 .045 24 -.200 84 -.083 59 -.250 15 .190 86
.949 39 SMU 6-6 76 -.159 86 -.062 64 -.083 44 -.137 39 -.258 13 .516 117
.928 40 Iowa State 5-7 39 .142 46 -.049 57 -.107 53 -.214 19 -.097 83 .164 76
.867 41 San Diego State 8-4 48 .237 38 -.006 39 -.017 21 -.020 80 -.108 77 -.071 41
.768 42 Colorado State 4-7 121 1.053 2 -.102 79 -.217 88 -.194 23 .046 113 .032 53
.746 43 Navy 7-5 103 -.227 93 -.087 72 -.082 43 -.181 26 -.219 23 .234 92
.734 44 North Carolina 7-4 47 .006 64 .044 25 -.138 63 -.118 48 -.134 64 .317 99
.690 45 Connecticut 5-7 64 -.025 69 .162 7 -.252 106 -.058 65 -.193 39 .403 112
STE STE
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Team FBS
Rec
FEI
Rk
FGE FGE
Rk
PRE PRE
Rk
KRE KRE
Rk
PE PE
Rk
KE KE
Rk
OFGE OFGE
Rk
.680 46 Indiana 3-8 71 .289 30 -.073 67 -.082 42 -.004 87 -.196 38 .369 107
.610 47 San Jose State 10-2 38 .657 3 -.361 119 .029 14 -.046 69 -.188 41 .527 118
.571 48 Tulane 2-10 117 1.090 1 -.092 75 -.301 118 -.024 77 -.138 63 -.038 43
.454 49 Michigan 8-5 26 .505 12 -.122 83 -.100 52 .017 91 -.165 50 .080 61
.436 50 Michigan State 7-6 23 .132 48 -.015 42 -.193 82 -.127 44 -.134 65 .683 124
.396 51 Pittsburgh 5-6 44 .073 55 .195 5 -.134 62 .084 110 -.087 87 .387 108
.350 52 Boise State 11-2 32 -.165 87 .056 22 -.127 59 -.141 35 -.065 94 -1.060 1
.347 53 Georgia 11-2 8 -.111 78 -.127 85 -.047 28 .040 96 -.314 7 -.091 39
.250 54 Oregon State 8-4 16 .408 17 -.209 102 -.219 89 -.139 36 -.208 26 -.431 9
.226 55 TCU 6-6 22 .264 34 -.312 117 -.092 48 -.112 49 -.245 17 .057 55
.148 56 Louisiana Lafayette 8-4 75 .520 11 -.052 59 -.321 120 -.007 85 -.230 19 .499 116
.140 57 UTSA 4-4 118 .043 57 .138 9 -.169 71 .007 88 -.060 97 .087 62
.116 58 Texas Tech 7-5 45 -.144 83 -.081 70 .003 19 .011 89 -.154 54 .363 106
.040 59 Nevada 6-6 65 -.114 80 .004 36 -.181 79 -.167 28 -.063 95 .532 119
.014 60 Cincinnati 8-3 20 .246 35 -.205 99 -.060 31 .023 92 -.202 30 .140 71
STE STE
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Team FBS
Rec
FEI
Rk
FGE FGE
Rk
PRE PRE
Rk
KRE KRE
Rk
PE PE
Rk
KE KE
Rk
OFGE OFGE
Rk
-.013 61 Maryland 3-8 81 -.017 66 -.129 87 -.020 23 .053 102 -.197 37 -.104 37
-.036 62 Virginia Tech 6-6 49 .187 41 .029 27 -.056 30 -.009 84 .047 114 .124 70
-.053 63 East Carolina 7-5 107 .345 21 -.013 41 -.312 119 -.089 56 -.119 71 .188 85
-.095 64 North Carolina State 6-6 59 -.350 107 -.049 56 .019 16 .083 109 -.198 34 -.145 30
-.100 65 Tennessee 4-7 61 -.024 68 -.197 98 .004 18 -.050 67 -.123 70 .174 82
-.111 66 Arizona State 7-5 37 -.203 90 -.114 81 -.204 86 -.280 10 -.088 85 .019 51
-.114 67 Rutgers 8-4 34 -.299 100 -.065 65 -.236 101 .059 104 -.425 1 -.286 17
-.124 68 Idaho 1-10 119 .622 6 -.294 115 -.281 112 -.162 29 -.183 42 -.439 8
-.138 69 Florida Atlantic 2-9 114 -.342 104 .082 16 -.162 69 -.084 58 -.085 88 .288 98
-.162 70 Western Kentucky 6-6 66 .108 49 -.091 73 -.031 25 -.010 83 -.040 101 .089 65
-.181 71 BYU 7-5 29 -.941 124 .008 34 -.118 56 -.235 15 -.148 59 -.468 7
-.225 72 Wisconsin 7-6 15 -.616 119 .031 26 -.114 55 -.036 73 -.200 32 .168 78
-.229 73 UCLA 9-5 33 -.069 71 -.221 105 -.294 115 -.213 21 -.276 9 -.191 24
-.232 74 Purdue 5-7 89 -.230 94 -.023 47 -.031 26 .037 94 -.114 74 -.014 47
-.260 75 Tulsa 10-3 40 -.369 108 -.038 51 -.075 37 .128 118 -.296 8 -.621 4
STE STE
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Team FBS
Rec
FEI
Rk
FGE FGE
Rk
PRE PRE
Rk
KRE KRE
Rk
PE PE
Rk
KE KE
Rk
OFGE OFGE
Rk
-.273 76 California 2-9 79 -.198 89 -.066 66 -.073 34 -.063 63 -.082 90 -.620 5
-.311 77 Kentucky 1-10 111 -.388 110 .015 31 -.202 85 -.155 31 -.100 81 -.115 35
-.334 78 Louisiana Monroe 8-5 69 -.454 113 .019 30 -.112 54 -.062 64 -.110 75 .609 121
-.340 79 Massachusetts 1-11 123 .096 51 -.054 60 -.172 75 .141 120 -.257 14 .317 100
-.364 80 Fresno State 8-4 54 .018 61 -.078 68 -.223 93 .013 90 -.229 20 -.365 12
-.447 81 Troy 5-7 77 .198 40 -.153 89 -.198 83 -.151 33 -.045 100 -.143 31
-.551 82 Ohio State 12-0 9 .073 54 .181 6 -.248 104 .142 121 -.074 92 -.159 27
-.561 83 UNLV 2-10 106 .293 29 -.207 100 -.178 77 -.074 61 -.094 84 -.110 36
-.576 84 Central Michigan 6-6 100 .082 53 -.155 90 -.129 61 .078 108 -.206 27 .564 120
-.611 85 Army 2-9 108 -.238 96 -.033 49 -.127 58 .072 105 -.175 46 .398 111
-.624 86 South Carolina 10-2 11 .043 56 .109 12 -.276 110 -.006 86 -.024 103 .348 105
-.657 87 Syracuse 7-5 27 -.204 92 -.083 71 -.349 124 -.130 42 -.234 18 .153 74
-.743 88 Minnesota 5-7 74 .025 59 -.019 45 -.243 103 .056 103 -.154 56 .325 103
-.800 89 Texas A&M 9-2 3 -.348 106 -.250 110 -.208 87 -.214 20 -.189 40 .182 84
-.822 90 Notre Dame 12-1 10 -.024 67 -.210 103 -.248 105 -.093 54 -.197 35 .114 67
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
-.859 91 New Mexico 3-9 109 -.238 97 -.298 116 -.176 76 -.094 53 -.269 12 -.070 42
-1.009 92 South Florida 2-9 73 .314 25 -.256 114 -.280 111 -.135 41 -.087 86 .264 94
-1.050 93 Arizona 7-5 41 -.153 85 -.128 86 -.264 108 -.047 68 -.172 47 .277 97
-1.057 94 Penn State 8-4 31 -.392 111 .015 32 -.229 95 -.056 66 -.067 93 -.279 18
-1.239 95 Bowling Green 7-5 72 -.837 122 .046 23 -.151 67 -.124 47 .002 109 .445 114
-1.326 96 Houston 5-7 84 .245 36 -.462 123 -.178 78 -.125 46 -.147 60 .277 96
-1.356 97 Arkansas 3-8 67 -.335 103 -.242 108 -.300 117 -.187 24 -.179 43 -.027 45
-1.364 98 Washington 6-6 55 -.300 101 -.059 63 -.172 74 .045 98 -.085 89 .155 75
-1.429 99 South Alabama 1-11 105 .239 37 -.032 48 -.234 100 .087 111 .024 111 -.013 49
-1.460 100 Southern Mississippi 0-12 115 -.031 70 -.162 92 -.073 33 -.094 52 .154 119 -.092 38
-1.475 101 North Texas 3-8 99 -.236 95 -.019 44 -.223 92 -.025 76 .012 110 -.014 48
-1.536 102 Baylor 7-5 18 -.113 79 -.158 91 -.086 47 -.017 81 .062 117 -.076 40
-1.544 103 Nebraska 9-4 19 .265 32 -.316 118 -.147 65 .078 107 -.119 72 -.247 20
-1.552 104 Miami (OH) 3-8 112 .212 39 -.197 97 -.148 66 -.021 79 .073 118 .087 63
-1.608 105 West Virginia 6-6 52 -.116 82 -.133 88 -.080 40 .037 95 .054 116 -.415 10
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
-1.612 106 Washington State 2-9 97 .038 58 -.120 82 -.293 114 .088 112 -.146 62 -.003 50
-1.740 107 Florida International 3-9 85 -.494 115 -.190 95 -.084 45 .075 106 -.134 66 .120 69
-1.740 108 Western Michigan 3-8 82 -.302 102 -.038 52 -.094 50 .163 122 -.022 104 .173 81
-1.741 109 Eastern Michigan 2-9 101 .410 16 -.167 93 -.186 81 -.089 55 .230 120 .147 72
-1.795 110 Marshall 4-7 90 .306 28 .065 20 -.270 109 .029 93 .233 121 .394 109
-1.984 111 Mississippi 6-6 42 .276 31 -.254 112 -.231 96 .049 99 -.022 105 .115 68
-2.001 112 Georgia Tech 6-7 50 -.497 116 -.080 69 -.098 51 .052 101 .031 112 -.402 11
-2.002 113 Illinois 1-10 110 -.109 77 -.391 121 -.241 102 -.110 50 -.129 68 .097 66
-2.165 114 Air Force 5-7 96 -.699 121 -.192 96 -.129 60 -.028 74 -.060 98 .326 104
-2.315 115 Louisville 10-2 28 .159 43 -.092 74 -.261 107 .138 119 .050 115 .074 58
-2.511 116 Akron 0-11 98 .314 26 -.251 111 -.336 123 .045 97 .001 108 -.147 29
-2.523 117 Wake Forest 4-7 102 -.250 98 -.102 78 -.299 116 .111 114 -.061 96 .169 79
-2.804 118 Wyoming 4-7 94 -.500 117 -.224 106 -.226 94 .116 115 -.130 67 -.182 25
-3.025 119 Buffalo 3-8 91 .018 60 .024 28 -.170 72 .187 123 .306 124 .057 56
-3.090 120 Arkansas State 9-3 51 .093 52 -.363 120 -.233 99 .196 124 -.097 82 .168 77
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
-3.257 121 Kansas 0-11 93 -.263 99 -.247 109 -.322 121 .051 100 -.016 106 .408 113
-3.620 122 Colorado 1-10 122 -.083 73 -.412 122 -.152 68 -.135 40 .306 123 .321 102
-3.752 123 Virginia 3-8 78 -.427 112 -.189 94 -.282 113 -.128 43 .300 122 -.203 22
-3.894 124 New Mexico State 0-11 124 -.916 123 -.505 124 -.068 32 .126 117 -.155 53 .079 60