Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2012 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
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PE PE
Rk
OFP OFP
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DFP DFP
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NFP NFP
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1 Florida 10-2 .16 .36 21 .13 10 .22 4 .07 47 .12 14 66.8 8 71.3 39 4.5 20
2 Rice 7-6 .13 .68 5 .04 33 .24 2 -.10 106 .05 32 70.0 61 69.8 70 -.1 67
3 Northwestern 9-3 .13 .69 4 -.07 77 .12 19 .25 6 .14 11 69.9 58 70.9 50 1.1 49
4 Kansas State 10-2 .12 .03 59 .38 2 -.07 107 .15 17 .20 6 63.7 1 74.4 2 10.7 1
5 Auburn 2-9 .12 .48 13 .03 38 .16 9 -.09 101 .08 24 71.6 91 71.0 48 -.6 73
6 Middle Tennessee 8-3 .11 -.10 80 .14 6 .22 3 .08 44 .07 27 66.5 6 72.2 23 5.7 13
7 Kent State 10-3 .10 .16 41 .39 1 .02 70 .01 77 .16 8 67.8 25 71.5 34 3.7 24
8 Alabama 12-1 .10 .13 46 .09 19 .09 38 -.01 82 .11 16 65.8 3 74.1 5 8.3 2
9 Oklahoma State 7-5 .10 .57 10 .13 9 -.08 109 .06 53 .10 18 70.0 62 71.1 44 1.1 48
10 LSU 9-3 .10 .01 63 .01 47 .07 46 .06 55 .27 3 67.6 21 73.1 13 5.5 15
11 Oregon 11-1 .10 -.62 118 .18 4 .07 49 .13 25 .19 7 67.5 19 68.1 90 .6 57
12 Vanderbilt 8-4 .09 .28 33 -.10 91 .04 56 .35 2 .13 12 66.4 4 72.7 22 6.3 7
13 Northern Illinois 11-2 .09 .38 19 .01 45 .12 18 .13 24 -.08 79 68.5 36 71.2 41 2.7 31
14 Utah 4-7 .09 -.08 75 .31 3 .05 54 -.15 116 .04 39 68.5 35 71.0 46 2.6 33
15 Ball State 9-4 .09 .34 25 .08 23 .04 55 .16 16 .07 25 67.9 27 73.8 8 5.9 12
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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 USC 7-6 .09 -.32 105 .11 15 .09 34 .19 13 -.03 59 68.1 29 69.3 77 1.2 46
17 Temple 3-7 .08 .33 26 .08 21 .06 51 -.03 89 .12 13 68.9 40 69.3 76 .4 60
18 UTEP 3-9 .08 -.58 116 .03 35 -.04 98 .20 10 .30 2 71.8 94 70.9 51 -1.0 75
19 Miami 6-5 .07 -.16 85 .13 8 .11 22 .10 31 .03 41 67.6 22 74.3 3 6.7 5
20 Central Florida 10-4 .07 .00 67 .18 5 .12 17 .06 54 -.06 67 67.4 17 73.0 19 5.6 14
21 Toledo 8-4 .07 .32 27 .09 17 .07 48 .08 43 -.05 66 71.8 92 72.0 27 .2 64
22 Boise State 11-2 .07 -.17 87 -.05 69 -.05 101 .15 19 .06 30 66.4 5 72.8 21 6.4 6
23 Florida State 10-2 .06 .45 15 .00 51 .20 5 .05 58 -.19 113 67.1 12 71.6 32 4.5 19
24 Boston College 1-10 .05 .46 14 -.11 94 .03 64 .20 11 -.06 68 72.1 104 67.8 97 -4.3 105
25 Idaho 1-10 .05 .72 3 -.15 109 .10 32 -.12 108 .06 29 72.5 112 63.8 124 -8.7 123
26 San Diego State 8-4 .05 .28 34 .08 22 .01 75 .07 46 -.07 76 69.0 41 68.7 82 -.3 70
27 Hawaii 2-9 .05 -.10 79 .12 13 .07 50 .14 22 -.07 71 67.7 23 67.5 101 -.2 69
28 Missouri 4-7 .05 -.07 72 .13 11 .04 58 .11 30 .04 37 69.2 45 67.1 106 -2.1 83
29 Stanford 12-2 .05 -.15 84 .00 48 .27 1 .09 41 .02 44 69.2 43 73.1 12 3.9 23
30 Clemson 10-2 .04 .59 8 -.04 64 .00 83 .03 70 .11 15 69.4 48 70.2 63 .8 51
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 Duke 5-7 .04 .57 9 -.10 87 -.02 91 .19 14 -.03 61 70.3 69 71.8 30 1.5 43
32 Utah State 10-2 .04 .12 49 -.09 83 .12 14 .14 20 -.05 65 68.9 39 74.0 6 5.1 17
33 Louisiana Tech 9-3 .04 -.23 95 .11 14 .10 26 -.02 85 .31 1 67.2 15 73.1 14 6.0 10
34 Ohio 8-4 .04 .15 44 .07 25 -.01 86 .10 36 .00 50 69.9 59 73.0 18 3.1 28
35 Navy 7-5 .04 -.21 92 .01 43 .13 12 .02 73 .07 26 72.0 101 70.6 54 -1.4 78
36 Michigan 8-5 .03 .56 11 -.01 52 .07 45 .00 79 -.10 86 70.1 63 68.0 93 -2.1 84
37 Mississippi State 7-5 .03 -.05 71 -.02 57 -.02 89 .04 65 .24 4 67.7 24 73.6 10 5.9 11
38 Georgia 11-2 .03 -.08 76 .06 28 .12 16 -.02 84 -.13 99 68.3 32 73.0 16 4.7 18
39 Indiana 3-8 .03 .29 32 .02 39 .11 21 .04 63 -.08 83 72.0 100 70.0 65 -2.0 81
40 Oklahoma 9-3 .03 .16 42 .12 12 .14 11 -.08 100 -.06 70 71.5 88 73.9 7 2.4 35
41 Oregon State 8-4 .03 .41 17 -.12 96 .09 35 -.09 102 .02 45 70.8 76 71.5 33 .7 53
42 Texas State 3-8 .03 .40 18 -.25 124 .04 59 .39 1 .04 38 68.7 37 72.0 26 3.3 25
43 North Carolina 7-4 .02 .01 64 -.03 60 .01 72 .14 23 .00 48 69.8 55 71.4 36 1.6 40
44 Texas 9-4 .02 -.27 102 .03 34 .00 81 .14 21 .16 9 69.1 42 72.0 25 3.0 29
45 Tulane 2-10 .02 1.12 1 -.19 119 .04 61 .01 75 -.07 75 71.5 89 67.4 102 -4.2 104
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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 Kentucky 1-10 .02 -.34 108 -.07 76 .08 39 .10 32 .06 28 70.9 78 67.3 103 -3.6 99
47 Iowa State 5-7 .02 .15 43 -.02 56 .00 80 .05 60 .11 17 71.1 82 71.8 29 .7 56
48 Connecticut 5-7 .02 .01 65 -.15 111 .10 28 .24 9 -.04 63 69.2 44 69.8 71 .6 58
49 California 2-9 .02 -.17 86 .02 41 -.01 85 .05 59 -.03 57 71.2 83 68.8 81 -2.4 88
50 Iowa 3-8 .02 .12 48 .05 29 .08 41 .10 37 -.08 81 69.7 53 70.5 58 .7 52
51 SMU 6-6 .02 -.14 83 .01 44 .15 10 .06 56 .04 36 66.9 11 69.3 78 2.3 36
52 UAB 2-9 .01 .64 6 -.05 70 .01 78 .31 3 -.21 116 71.5 87 65.6 117 -5.9 110
53 Tulsa 10-3 .01 -.34 109 .02 40 .17 8 .07 48 -.22 120 70.3 68 71.0 47 .7 55
54 Fresno State 8-4 .01 .02 61 -.10 89 .10 25 .03 68 -.10 88 69.4 47 71.4 38 2.0 38
55 TCU 6-6 .01 .31 28 -.01 53 .13 13 -.21 117 -.01 53 65.7 2 70.0 66 4.2 21
56 Troy 5-7 .01 .22 38 -.08 79 -.05 100 -.04 91 .04 35 72.2 105 71.1 42 -1.1 76
57 North Carolina State 6-6 .01 -.32 106 .14 7 .10 31 .04 61 -.17 108 71.4 85 67.8 96 -3.6 98
58 Memphis 4-7 .01 -.41 112 -.12 98 .10 29 .30 4 .20 5 67.9 26 71.1 43 3.2 26
59 BYU 7-5 .01 -.95 124 -.02 58 .03 63 .11 28 .09 19 67.1 14 74.7 1 7.6 3
60 Rutgers 8-4 .00 -.26 100 -.16 112 .18 7 .03 66 -.10 89 70.2 65 68.1 91 -2.0 82
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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 Pittsburgh 5-6 .00 .10 52 -.04 61 -.02 93 .25 7 -.17 110 67.3 16 70.5 57 3.2 27
62 Colorado State 4-7 .00 1.03 2 -.10 88 -.13 113 .03 67 .08 23 72.9 115 66.2 115 -6.7 116
63 Wisconsin 7-6 .00 -.61 117 -.01 55 .09 33 .12 27 -.08 82 67.5 20 73.6 11 6.0 9
64 Ohio State 12-0 .00 .11 51 -.14 106 -.03 96 .24 8 -.24 122 70.8 75 70.3 61 -.5 71
65 Virginia Tech 6-6 -.01 .21 39 .05 30 -.13 116 .11 29 -.07 72 70.4 72 67.7 98 -2.7 91
66 Maryland 3-8 -.01 .02 62 .07 26 .10 27 -.04 92 -.11 93 68.8 38 64.9 119 -3.9 100
67 Texas Tech 7-5 -.01 -.12 82 .10 16 .07 47 .03 71 -.11 90 69.3 46 67.1 105 -2.2 85
68 San Jose State 10-2 -.01 .63 7 .09 18 .07 44 -.22 120 -.04 62 70.3 70 71.7 31 1.3 45
69 UCLA 9-5 -.01 -.07 73 -.19 118 .10 23 -.12 107 .09 20 66.8 9 73.7 9 6.8 4
70 UTSA 4-4 -.01 .06 56 -.05 71 -.02 92 .28 5 -.12 96 70.9 80 66.9 111 -4.1 102
71 Cincinnati 8-3 -.01 .25 36 .03 37 .09 37 -.09 104 -.12 95 68.0 28 74.3 4 6.2 8
72 New Mexico 3-9 -.02 -.19 90 -.06 73 .18 6 -.14 113 -.03 60 72.0 103 73.0 15 1.0 50
73 East Carolina 7-5 -.02 .35 22 -.19 121 .01 77 .09 38 -.02 55 69.8 54 71.4 37 1.6 39
74 Michigan State 7-6 -.02 .13 47 -.09 85 .04 62 .09 39 .03 42 69.6 51 71.0 45 1.5 42
75 Penn State 8-4 -.02 -.38 110 -.13 101 -.04 97 .09 40 -.03 58 67.1 13 71.3 40 4.2 22
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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 Nevada 6-6 -.02 -.11 81 -.09 84 -.02 88 .10 33 .09 21 70.2 66 70.2 64 .0 66
77 Louisiana Monroe 8-5 -.02 -.41 111 -.01 54 .01 71 .10 35 -.04 64 69.6 52 70.3 59 .7 54
78 Arizona State 7-5 -.02 -.19 91 -.11 95 -.02 90 -.01 83 .14 10 66.9 10 72.1 24 5.3 16
79 UNLV 2-10 -.02 .29 31 -.06 74 .00 84 -.08 99 -.11 92 73.6 119 67.6 99 -6.0 113
80 Florida Atlantic 2-9 -.02 -.17 88 -.08 80 -.03 94 .15 18 -.01 51 69.8 56 70.3 60 .5 59
81 Tennessee 4-7 -.03 -.01 68 .08 24 .01 76 -.07 98 -.06 69 68.3 31 70.8 53 2.5 34
82 Purdue 5-7 -.03 -.22 93 .07 27 .02 68 .08 45 -.15 104 68.4 34 70.5 56 2.1 37
83 South Carolina 10-2 -.03 .05 58 -.18 117 -.05 103 .20 12 -.08 80 69.9 60 68.0 94 -1.9 80
84 Western Kentucky 6-6 -.03 .09 53 .04 31 -.06 105 -.01 81 -.09 85 67.4 18 68.6 86 1.1 47
85 Southern Mississippi 0-12 -.03 .00 66 .04 32 -.22 119 -.06 95 -.01 52 71.8 95 65.9 116 -6.0 114
86 West Virginia 6-6 -.03 -.05 70 .02 42 -.13 115 -.03 88 -.11 91 70.9 79 66.9 108 -4.0 101
87 Notre Dame 12-1 -.04 -.01 69 -.12 100 .08 40 -.07 97 -.01 54 72.0 98 71.5 35 -.5 72
88 South Florida 2-9 -.04 .36 20 -.13 102 .00 82 -.14 115 .05 33 75.5 124 67.6 100 -7.9 120
89 Louisiana Lafayette 8-4 -.04 .51 12 -.19 120 .11 20 .07 50 -.10 87 74.1 121 70.5 55 -3.5 97
90 Syracuse 7-5 -.05 -.44 114 -.15 110 .10 24 .01 76 .04 34 70.4 71 71.9 28 1.5 41
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 North Texas 3-8 -.05 -.26 97 -.11 92 -.08 110 .08 42 -.08 78 71.6 90 73.0 20 1.4 44
92 Army 2-9 -.05 -.22 94 -.04 63 .09 36 .04 62 -.15 103 70.6 74 68.9 80 -1.7 79
93 Central Michigan 6-6 -.05 .09 54 -.04 65 .10 30 -.03 90 -.19 112 70.4 73 70.8 52 .4 62
94 Nebraska 9-4 -.05 .31 29 -.03 59 .01 73 -.22 119 -.18 111 71.9 96 68.6 83 -3.3 95
95 Washington 6-6 -.06 -.26 99 -.06 75 .01 74 .03 69 -.13 98 66.6 7 69.2 79 2.7 32
96 Arizona 7-5 -.06 -.18 89 -.14 107 .08 43 -.01 80 -.08 84 69.8 57 70.2 62 .4 61
97 Baylor 7-5 -.06 -.09 77 .01 46 -.14 117 -.05 93 -.07 77 70.2 67 69.5 75 -.7 74
98 Bowling Green 7-5 -.06 -.81 121 -.05 67 -.08 108 .12 26 .02 43 68.2 30 71.0 49 2.8 30
99 Texas A&M 9-2 -.06 -.33 107 -.10 86 .08 42 -.12 109 .08 22 72.8 114 73.0 17 .2 65
100 Miami (OH) 3-8 -.06 .20 40 -.04 66 -.14 118 -.03 87 -.07 73 72.4 110 69.9 68 -2.5 89
101 Minnesota 5-7 -.06 .06 57 -.13 104 .02 69 .06 51 -.14 102 69.4 49 69.7 72 .3 63
102 Washington State 2-9 -.06 -.25 96 -.10 90 .04 60 .01 74 -.17 109 72.2 107 64.0 122 -8.2 121
103 Georgia Tech 6-7 -.07 -.47 115 .00 50 -.11 112 .03 72 -.13 101 69.5 50 66.9 110 -2.6 90
104 South Alabama 1-11 -.07 .24 37 -.12 99 -.06 104 .05 57 -.16 107 70.9 81 66.5 113 -4.4 107
105 Houston 5-7 -.07 .25 35 -.08 78 .04 57 -.34 123 .00 49 72.3 108 68.1 92 -4.2 103
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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 Mississippi 6-6 -.07 .34 24 -.12 97 -.08 111 -.13 111 -.12 94 71.8 93 67.2 104 -4.6 108
107 Western Michigan 3-8 -.07 -.30 103 .00 49 -.03 95 .06 52 -.22 118 71.4 86 65.5 118 -5.9 111
108 Arkansas 3-8 -.08 -.31 104 -.18 116 .06 52 -.14 114 .06 31 72.6 113 69.9 69 -2.8 92
109 Air Force 5-7 -.08 -.69 119 -.04 62 -.01 87 -.10 105 -.07 74 70.2 64 67.9 95 -2.3 86
110 Massachusetts 1-11 -.08 .11 50 -.08 81 .12 15 .07 49 -.24 121 70.9 77 69.7 73 -1.2 77
111 Florida International 3-9 -.08 -.79 120 .09 20 .03 65 -.09 103 -.15 105 72.0 102 67.0 107 -5.0 109
112 Wyoming 4-7 -.08 -.91 123 -.11 93 .03 66 .04 64 -.21 117 72.3 109 70.0 67 -2.4 87
113 Akron 0-11 -.09 .34 23 -.20 122 -.07 106 -.13 112 -.13 100 74.0 120 66.9 109 -7.1 118
114 Illinois 1-10 -.09 -.08 74 -.13 105 .03 67 -.30 122 .02 46 72.2 106 63.8 123 -8.4 122
115 Buffalo 3-8 -.09 .03 60 -.06 72 -.34 122 .10 34 -.24 123 74.4 122 64.8 120 -9.6 124
116 Virginia 3-8 -.10 -.42 113 -.17 114 -.37 124 -.06 94 .03 40 73.2 117 66.5 112 -6.6 115
117 Colorado 1-10 -.10 -.09 78 -.05 68 -.35 123 -.29 121 .02 47 72.0 97 64.4 121 -7.6 119
118 Marshall 4-7 -.11 .31 30 -.15 108 -.29 120 .17 15 -.15 106 71.2 84 68.2 88 -2.9 94
119 Eastern Michigan 2-9 -.11 .43 16 -.08 82 -.31 121 -.06 96 -.02 56 72.5 111 69.6 74 -2.9 93
120 New Mexico State 0-11 -.11 -.82 122 .03 36 .06 53 -.37 124 -.22 119 74.5 123 68.6 85 -5.9 112
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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
121 Louisville 10-2 -.12 .15 45 -.17 115 -.13 114 -.02 86 -.20 114 68.4 33 68.2 89 -.2 68
122 Arkansas State 9-3 -.13 .09 55 -.13 103 .00 79 -.22 118 -.25 124 73.0 116 68.6 84 -4.3 106
123 Wake Forest 4-7 -.13 -.27 101 -.16 113 -.04 99 .00 78 -.20 115 72.0 99 68.5 87 -3.4 96
124 Kansas 0-11 -.16 -.26 98 -.21 123 -.05 102 -.13 110 -.13 97 73.4 118 66.5 114 -6.9 117