Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2013 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
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OFP OFP
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DFP DFP
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NFP NFP
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1 North Texas 9-4 .13 -.64 116 .04 32 .07 49 .39 1 .07 21 67.5 8 74.1 6 6.6 4
2 Arkansas State 7-5 .13 .35 30 .16 3 .09 38 .17 17 .01 46 68.1 25 73.3 9 5.2 10
3 Alabama 10-2 .12 -.28 98 .09 17 .22 1 .23 9 .17 7 69.9 57 74.9 3 5.0 12
4 Boise State 7-5 .12 .40 24 .01 45 .19 5 .20 12 .00 47 70.5 64 71.3 40 .8 60
5 South Florida 2-9 .12 .70 6 -.10 89 -.04 101 .11 32 .09 17 73.2 110 67.6 108 -5.5 112
6 Bowling Green 9-4 .11 .28 43 -.04 60 .03 74 .19 13 .14 9 68.9 41 74.6 5 5.7 8
7 Toledo 6-5 .10 .78 2 .05 28 .06 56 .08 44 .00 48 68.0 21 71.9 25 4.0 19
8 Florida State 13-0 .10 .70 8 .14 5 .07 47 .05 59 -.23 115 68.0 20 71.5 36 3.5 20
9 Ohio State 11-2 .09 .39 26 .05 29 .10 34 .12 27 .05 32 67.9 15 74.9 2 7.0 1
10 Stanford 11-3 .09 -.07 82 .38 1 .14 19 .12 28 -.02 56 67.9 16 73.2 10 5.3 9
11 Minnesota 7-5 .09 .26 45 .10 14 .09 39 .14 22 -.05 71 71.9 96 70.8 54 -1.1 78
12 Utah State 8-5 .09 .01 74 -.11 94 .17 8 .25 7 .05 33 67.6 10 73.4 8 5.8 6
13 Rutgers 5-7 .08 -.18 95 .10 13 .09 37 .28 3 -.01 53 67.4 4 70.4 61 3.1 23
14 Central Florida 12-1 .07 .52 18 .01 46 .20 4 -.02 86 -.08 83 68.7 37 73.2 11 4.5 16
15 Auburn 11-2 .07 .25 48 .12 9 -.01 89 .19 14 .06 27 70.9 76 72.4 16 1.5 46
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 Navy 8-4 .07 -.06 81 .04 30 .11 27 .14 21 .07 23 67.4 5 72.1 22 4.6 14
17 Oklahoma 11-2 .07 .54 16 -.02 54 .01 81 .25 5 -.18 109 69.7 53 70.9 51 1.3 52
18 Tulane 6-6 .07 .35 31 -.07 71 .10 35 -.01 78 -.07 77 66.9 1 69.2 90 2.3 36
19 Vanderbilt 8-4 .06 .42 22 -.12 99 .13 23 .07 50 .09 18 68.0 22 69.4 83 1.4 48
20 UCLA 10-3 .06 -.03 78 .02 39 .18 7 .07 54 .03 40 67.5 7 73.2 13 5.7 7
21 Ohio 6-6 .06 .06 67 -.03 56 .21 2 .09 43 -.01 51 68.8 38 71.4 37 2.7 29
22 Memphis 2-9 .06 .70 9 -.08 81 -.04 102 .09 41 .14 8 70.2 59 69.9 68 -.3 66
23 Georgia Tech 5-6 .06 .10 64 -.01 48 .05 60 .14 20 .08 19 70.3 60 69.7 73 -.5 71
24 USC 10-4 .06 -.09 86 -.07 70 .10 36 .28 4 -.13 103 68.8 39 72.2 19 3.4 22
25 New Mexico 3-9 .06 -.31 101 .20 2 .06 54 -.02 83 .11 14 69.0 42 71.3 41 2.3 37
26 Kansas State 8-4 .06 .19 51 .06 27 -.03 98 .23 8 -.07 79 68.3 29 69.8 72 1.4 47
27 Duke 9-4 .06 .17 54 .08 22 .11 28 .08 45 -.18 111 71.2 86 71.8 30 .6 61
28 Washington 8-4 .05 .65 11 .10 15 -.04 103 -.01 82 .06 26 70.9 75 71.7 34 .9 58
29 Ball State 9-3 .05 .38 28 .08 23 .15 15 -.02 89 -.06 74 69.7 52 71.0 49 1.3 50
30 Rice 10-4 .05 .29 40 -.05 66 .18 6 -.02 87 .03 39 70.0 58 72.1 21 2.1 38
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 Oregon 10-2 .05 -.20 96 .14 4 .03 68 .28 2 -.11 95 68.1 24 70.8 55 2.7 28
32 LSU 9-3 .04 .71 4 .03 33 .06 52 -.11 110 .18 5 68.9 40 71.8 33 2.9 25
33 Houston 7-5 .04 -.50 114 .10 16 .08 42 -.05 99 .12 13 67.9 19 72.5 14 4.6 15
34 Louisville 11-1 .04 .06 68 .03 37 -.04 104 .08 46 .22 2 71.5 91 71.2 43 -.3 69
35 Utah 4-7 .04 .56 14 -.14 105 -.07 107 .11 33 .14 10 71.5 89 69.3 86 -2.2 90
36 Michigan State 12-1 .04 .39 25 .03 34 .10 30 -.04 94 .03 43 68.1 26 74.8 4 6.6 3
37 Boston College 6-6 .04 .85 1 .09 21 .06 50 -.03 92 -.02 58 70.9 73 71.1 44 .2 63
38 Texas State 5-6 .03 .05 70 -.04 61 -.02 93 .13 25 .06 25 67.2 3 72.3 18 5.1 11
39 Wisconsin 8-4 .03 -.07 83 .09 18 .07 46 .08 49 -.09 88 69.2 46 71.0 47 1.8 42
40 Miami (OH) 0-12 .03 .29 42 -.18 122 .08 43 .14 23 .05 36 72.1 103 68.0 103 -4.1 103
41 Texas A&M 8-4 .03 .43 20 -.15 112 .16 11 .05 61 .05 30 68.5 33 75.2 1 6.7 2
42 Texas 8-5 .03 .62 12 -.06 68 -.03 100 .15 18 -.05 66 69.5 50 71.4 38 1.9 41
43 Arizona State 9-4 .03 .22 49 -.11 90 .08 44 -.05 95 .07 24 67.7 13 71.8 32 4.1 18
44 Maryland 6-6 .03 .27 44 .13 7 .12 24 -.07 104 .05 34 67.9 17 68.9 93 .9 56
45 Miami 8-4 .03 .06 69 -.14 106 .14 16 .09 38 -.01 52 71.0 81 72.2 20 1.2 53
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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 Illinois 3-8 .03 -.08 85 -.08 78 .04 66 .17 16 -.03 63 73.1 109 69.4 79 -3.6 100
47 UTEP 2-10 .02 -.77 119 .13 8 .14 17 .00 73 .06 28 72.0 99 69.4 84 -2.6 93
48 Tennessee 4-7 .02 .43 21 -.02 52 -.11 114 .15 19 -.13 102 68.6 34 71.0 50 2.4 35
49 UAB 1-10 .02 .25 47 -.13 102 .11 26 .02 67 -.05 68 70.6 65 70.3 63 -.3 68
50 Troy 5-6 .02 .04 71 -.09 82 -.10 113 .17 15 -.03 59 72.1 102 72.0 24 -.1 64
51 Nevada 3-8 .01 .29 41 -.10 86 .05 61 .01 71 .09 15 72.4 106 71.8 31 -.6 73
52 Western Kentucky 7-4 .01 .18 53 .02 42 .01 79 .07 53 -.09 91 69.4 49 68.5 98 -.9 76
53 Indiana 4-7 .01 .08 65 -.07 75 .16 9 -.05 96 -.16 106 70.9 78 71.8 28 .9 57
54 Georgia 7-5 .01 .71 5 -.08 79 .02 76 -.19 121 .04 38 70.8 71 69.4 80 -1.4 82
55 Iowa State 3-8 .01 -.14 91 .13 6 .15 14 .00 77 -.02 55 69.7 56 70.5 59 .8 59
56 West Virginia 3-8 .01 .33 35 -.10 87 .14 20 -.12 111 .13 11 71.0 80 66.5 118 -4.5 105
57 Colorado State 7-6 .01 .53 17 -.02 53 .03 70 .12 29 -.18 108 71.3 87 69.2 91 -2.1 88
58 Louisiana Lafayette 8-4 .01 -.47 110 .11 11 .10 31 .07 52 -.08 82 69.3 48 71.4 39 2.1 39
59 Notre Dame 9-4 .01 .14 59 .03 36 -.02 91 .01 70 -.14 104 72.1 101 70.2 64 -1.9 84
60 Hawaii 1-11 .01 -.48 112 .01 43 .03 71 .06 56 .20 4 69.1 44 69.5 77 .4 62
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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 North Carolina 6-6 .00 -.48 113 -.14 108 -.02 94 .22 10 .22 3 70.6 67 73.2 12 2.6 30
62 Arkansas 2-9 .00 .70 7 -.15 115 .00 83 -.06 101 -.09 86 73.3 112 71.0 48 -2.3 91
63 Baylor 10-2 .00 -.16 93 .01 44 .04 63 -.03 90 -.11 97 69.2 47 70.6 58 1.4 49
64 San Jose State 5-6 .00 .34 32 -.13 100 .06 53 -.15 116 -.09 84 73.2 111 68.2 100 -5.0 108
65 Michigan 7-6 .00 .12 62 -.03 57 -.01 88 .09 42 -.02 57 67.5 9 66.7 117 -.8 74
66 Nebraska 8-4 .00 .61 13 .03 35 .01 80 -.05 98 .04 37 71.8 94 67.4 110 -4.4 104
67 North Carolina State 2-9 .00 .19 52 -.11 93 -.12 116 .25 6 -.04 65 71.9 98 68.7 95 -3.2 98
68 Iowa 7-5 .00 .04 72 .03 38 -.01 86 .11 31 -.06 75 67.9 18 70.3 62 2.4 34
69 Wake Forest 3-8 .00 .21 50 -.10 85 .13 21 -.02 85 -.07 76 73.4 113 68.1 101 -5.3 110
70 Marshall 9-4 -.01 -.29 99 -.06 69 .10 33 .13 24 -.24 116 68.7 36 71.1 45 2.4 32
71 Air Force 1-10 -.01 .72 3 -.11 96 .05 59 -.21 123 -.11 98 73.9 117 67.9 106 -6.0 115
72 Kent State 3-8 -.01 -.75 117 .09 20 -.12 115 .07 51 .13 12 71.0 79 70.1 66 -.9 77
73 Washington State 5-7 -.01 .42 23 -.13 104 .13 22 .11 34 -.15 105 71.2 85 69.2 89 -2.0 85
74 Northwestern 4-7 -.01 .45 19 -.08 80 .09 40 .03 64 -.21 114 71.1 83 69.8 71 -1.3 81
75 South Alabama 6-5 -.01 .29 39 -.03 58 .03 69 .05 60 -.11 96 69.7 55 70.8 53 1.1 55
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 Kansas 2-9 -.01 -.11 89 -.01 49 -.09 111 .09 37 .05 35 70.6 66 68.6 97 -2.0 86
77 Central Michigan 5-6 -.01 -.35 105 .07 24 .10 32 .06 58 -.16 107 68.2 28 70.6 57 2.4 33
78 Virginia 1-10 -.01 .36 29 -.17 119 .04 65 .00 74 .00 49 71.9 95 67.3 114 -4.6 106
79 Syracuse 6-6 -.01 -.34 104 -.11 97 .04 67 .21 11 -.02 54 69.5 51 69.2 88 -.3 67
80 Buffalo 7-5 -.01 .14 57 .11 12 -.03 99 .00 76 -.09 85 68.6 35 69.9 69 1.3 51
81 Missouri 11-2 -.02 -.02 77 -.08 77 .03 72 .04 62 .02 44 69.0 43 71.9 27 2.9 26
82 East Carolina 9-3 -.02 -.38 106 .00 47 .03 73 .08 48 -.09 90 67.4 6 70.5 60 3.0 24
83 Middle Tennessee 7-5 -.02 -.05 80 -.07 73 -.06 105 .11 36 -.03 62 71.8 93 69.7 76 -2.1 89
84 Purdue 0-11 -.02 -.61 115 -.02 50 -.26 122 .11 35 .24 1 71.9 97 69.0 92 -2.9 96
85 Oklahoma State 9-3 -.02 -.76 118 .12 10 .07 48 .11 30 -.18 110 67.6 12 73.5 7 5.9 5
86 Florida 4-7 -.02 -.40 107 .09 19 .14 18 .09 40 .08 20 68.4 30 69.9 70 1.5 45
87 Oregon State 7-5 -.02 .04 73 -.08 76 .09 41 -.07 105 .03 41 67.6 11 72.4 17 4.8 13
88 Kentucky 1-10 -.03 .33 34 -.05 63 .16 10 -.22 124 -.07 80 73.4 114 69.4 81 -4.0 102
89 Virginia Tech 7-5 -.03 -.33 102 -.07 72 .11 29 .03 65 .03 42 69.7 54 71.2 42 1.5 44
90 Temple 2-9 -.03 -1.40 125 -.05 65 .00 82 .13 26 .06 29 73.9 116 71.0 46 -2.8 95
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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 TCU 3-8 -.03 .54 15 -.02 51 -.01 85 -.02 88 -.09 87 68.1 23 67.9 105 -.2 65
92 Louisiana Tech 3-8 -.03 .14 58 -.05 64 .05 57 -.04 93 -.06 73 70.4 62 70.0 67 -.4 70
93 Clemson 9-2 -.03 .38 27 -.07 74 .01 78 -.18 120 .07 22 69.1 45 71.9 26 2.7 27
94 Northern Illinois 11-2 -.04 -.27 97 .06 26 -.02 92 .00 75 -.10 94 68.2 27 71.6 35 3.4 21
95 SMU 4-7 -.05 .32 37 -.11 98 -.02 95 -.06 100 -.28 122 72.2 104 65.1 125 -7.1 122
96 Mississippi 7-5 -.05 -.05 79 -.10 88 .06 55 -.02 84 -.03 61 74.4 121 70.9 52 -3.5 99
97 San Diego State 8-4 -.05 -1.08 123 -.05 67 .07 45 .06 57 -.07 78 67.2 2 69.7 74 2.5 31
98 UTSA 7-5 -.06 -.48 111 -.11 91 .06 51 -.11 109 .01 45 75.4 125 69.5 78 -5.9 113
99 Idaho 1-10 -.06 -.33 103 -.09 83 -.20 120 .01 68 .05 31 72.7 108 67.4 113 -5.4 111
100 BYU 7-5 -.06 .10 63 .02 40 -.09 112 -.05 97 -.12 100 70.9 72 72.0 23 1.2 54
101 Akron 4-7 -.07 -.30 100 -.15 110 -.08 108 -.01 81 -.03 60 70.9 77 68.3 99 -2.6 94
102 Connecticut 3-8 -.07 -.12 90 -.10 84 .00 84 -.08 106 -.05 67 72.0 100 67.4 112 -4.6 107
103 Southern Mississippi 1-11 -.07 -.41 108 -.04 62 .15 13 -.09 108 -.26 118 70.4 61 67.4 111 -3.0 97
104 South Carolina 10-2 -.07 .31 38 -.34 125 -.08 109 -.12 113 .09 16 70.8 70 68.7 96 -2.1 87
105 Fresno State 10-2 -.08 -.16 92 -.27 124 -.15 117 -.03 91 .18 6 70.7 69 69.4 85 -1.3 80
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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 Army 2-9 -.08 .15 56 -.18 121 -.03 96 .02 66 -.04 64 73.9 115 66.1 119 -7.8 124
107 Colorado 2-8 -.08 .33 33 -.16 116 -.06 106 .00 72 -.12 101 71.7 92 65.8 121 -5.9 114
108 Florida Atlantic 6-6 -.08 -.17 94 -.15 111 -.01 90 .08 47 -.09 89 70.6 68 69.4 82 -1.2 79
109 Pittsburgh 6-6 -.08 .12 61 -.11 92 .16 12 -.14 115 -.25 117 71.1 82 69.7 75 -1.4 83
110 Penn State 7-5 -.08 -.11 88 -.16 117 -.16 118 .06 55 -.10 93 68.5 31 67.9 104 -.6 72
111 Arizona 7-5 -.09 -.09 87 -.15 114 .02 75 -.13 114 -.05 69 71.5 90 70.7 56 -.8 75
112 Massachusetts 1-10 -.09 -.01 76 -.04 59 .04 64 .03 63 -.20 113 72.4 107 65.6 123 -6.8 119
113 Florida International 1-10 -.09 .06 66 -.14 107 -.36 123 -.12 112 .00 50 71.5 88 67.5 109 -4.0 101
114 Georgia State 0-9 -.09 .26 46 -.18 120 -.03 97 -.07 103 -.09 92 74.3 120 67.2 115 -7.0 120
115 Western Michigan 1-10 -.09 .01 75 -.11 95 -.21 121 .01 69 -.28 123 72.3 105 65.5 124 -6.8 118
116 Tulsa 3-9 -.10 .13 60 .02 41 -.01 87 -.20 122 -.31 124 70.9 74 65.9 120 -5.0 109
117 Texas Tech 7-5 -.11 .17 55 -.13 101 .01 77 -.08 107 -.27 121 71.1 84 68.8 94 -2.3 92
118 Mississippi State 6-6 -.11 -.93 121 -.03 55 .11 25 -.07 102 -.06 72 70.5 63 72.5 15 2.0 40
119 California 0-11 -.12 .66 10 -.15 113 -.08 110 -.01 79 -.40 125 74.8 122 67.7 107 -7.1 121
120 UNLV 6-6 -.12 -.78 120 .04 31 -.17 119 -.01 80 -.18 112 68.5 32 70.1 65 1.6 43
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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 Cincinnati 8-4 -.12 -1.25 124 -.14 109 .20 3 -.16 118 -.27 120 67.7 14 71.8 29 4.1 17
122 Wyoming 4-7 -.12 -.07 84 -.13 103 .04 62 -.48 125 -.11 99 74.8 123 68.0 102 -6.7 117
123 Louisiana Monroe 5-6 -.14 -.97 122 -.24 123 .05 58 -.15 117 -.05 70 75.3 124 69.2 87 -6.1 116
124 Eastern Michigan 1-10 -.17 -.46 109 .07 25 -.56 125 .09 39 -.27 119 74.0 118 65.7 122 -8.2 125
125 New Mexico State 1-10 -.19 .33 36 -.16 118 -.49 124 -.17 119 -.07 81 74.0 119 66.9 116 -7.1 123