Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2014 FEI RATINGS, FIELD POSITION

through games of 9/13/2014

The Fremeau Efficiency Index (FEI) and its component metrics are generated from each of the nearly 20,000 FBS possessions played every season. The field position data on this page is a function of all possessions in 2014 FBS vs. FBS games, excluding first-half clock-kills and end-of-game garbage drives and scores.

  • FPA: Field Position Advantage, the share of the value of total starting field position earned by each team against its opponents.
  • SFP: Starting Field Position, average distance in yards from end zone on offensive non-garbage possessions.
  • Opp SFP: Opponent Starting Field Position, average distance in yards from end zone on opponent offensive non-garbage possessions.
  • SFP Del: Starting Field Position Delta, the difference between offensive starting field position and opponent offensive starting field position.
  • ShF: Short Field Drives, the percentage of offensive possessions started at midfield or on the opponent's side of the field.
  • Opp ShF: Opponent Short Field Drives, the percentage of opponent offensive possessions started at midfield or on the team's side of the field.
  • LoF: Long Field Drives, the percentage of offensive possessions started inside the team's own 20-yard line.
  • Opp LoF: Opponent Long Field Drives, the percentage of opponent offensive possessions started inside the opponent's own 20-yard line.

Overall FEI ratings and splits for Offense, Defense, Special Teams and Field Position 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.

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.657 1 Syracuse 1-0 50 65.4 14 78.3 4 12.8 8 .143 35 .000 1 .000 1 .250 38
.642 2 Georgia 1-1 9 61.4 4 79.0 2 17.6 2 .217 12 .000 1 .130 25 .417 4
.640 3 Utah 1-0 33 60.1 2 77.4 6 17.3 3 .167 28 .000 1 .083 8 .182 78
.639 4 Stanford 1-1 4 63.4 9 81.1 1 17.7 1 .235 9 .000 1 .059 3 .438 2
.617 5 Temple 1-1 72 65.6 17 75.6 20 9.9 12 .280 4 .000 1 .400 122 .217 59
.607 6 Baylor 2-0 24 57.5 1 73.7 33 16.2 4 .217 13 .043 31 .130 26 .174 86
.605 7 Auburn 2-0 12 70.3 57 75.7 17 5.4 27 .053 93 .000 1 .158 37 .143 102
.600 8 Mississippi 3-0 7 69.3 45 75.8 16 6.4 19 .214 15 .034 21 .179 53 .345 12
.590 9 Memphis 0-1 78 73.2 86 78.4 3 5.2 32 .000 119 .000 1 .308 103 .500 1
.590 10 North Carolina 1-0 30 70.5 59 75.0 24 4.5 36 .091 56 .083 58 .273 93 .333 13
.589 11 Mississippi State 3-0 31 65.6 15 75.2 22 9.6 13 .184 20 .073 50 .263 87 .317 17
.580 12 TCU 1-0 45 60.4 3 74.6 26 14.2 7 .308 1 .071 47 .077 6 .214 60
.577 13 LSU 2-0 5 65.6 16 76.3 12 10.8 10 .083 63 .043 33 .208 67 .391 5
.576 14 Hawaii 0-2 82 69.2 42 74.3 29 5.1 33 .172 27 .038 24 .379 120 .231 50
.576 15 Florida 2-0 39 62.8 8 69.8 78 7.0 18 .308 2 .115 75 .308 104 .308 18
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.575 16 Duke 2-0 37 64.7 12 77.0 8 12.4 9 .200 18 .048 36 .100 11 .381 7
.575 17 Louisiana Tech 2-1 81 67.3 30 70.9 61 3.6 41 .097 55 .069 46 .161 41 .207 66
.570 18 Indiana 0-1 52 62.7 7 73.1 39 10.5 11 .267 5 .067 45 .133 28 .200 67
.570 19 Oklahoma 3-0 10 67.7 34 73.1 40 5.4 26 .100 49 .030 18 .200 62 .121 112
.565 20 Ohio State 2-1 17 62.3 6 77.1 7 14.9 5 .194 19 .059 42 .161 40 .294 22
.560 21 Ball State 0-1 74 74.9 108 70.8 62 -4.1 90 .083 68 .083 60 .167 45 .083 120
.560 22 UNLV 0-2 108 72.7 79 78.0 5 5.3 30 .040 107 .000 1 .080 7 .261 35
.559 23 Georgia Tech 2-0 42 68.1 37 71.6 56 3.4 42 .143 37 .095 68 .238 78 .286 24
.559 24 Cincinnati 1-0 38 67.3 31 69.8 77 2.5 48 .167 29 .200 115 .167 47 .300 20
.556 25 Arkansas State 0-2 95 67.2 28 72.7 44 5.6 24 .080 74 .043 34 .160 38 .261 37
.554 26 Notre Dame 3-0 13 64.6 11 74.0 30 9.4 14 .233 11 .065 44 .167 43 .161 95
.554 27 Pittsburgh 2-0 32 64.2 10 73.0 41 8.9 15 .296 3 .074 51 .111 17 .185 75
.552 28 Maryland 1-1 58 66.5 22 72.6 48 6.0 22 .179 22 .100 70 .214 71 .167 91
.550 29 Florida Atlantic 1-2 115 72.9 82 74.5 27 1.7 51 .071 80 .036 23 .107 16 .214 61
.549 30 UTEP 2-1 106 70.3 56 75.5 21 5.2 31 .063 87 .032 19 .188 57 .226 54
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.549 31 Air Force 1-1 101 70.3 55 75.6 18 5.4 28 .043 102 .045 35 .087 10 .318 15
.545 32 North Carolina State 3-0 62 68.8 38 75.8 14 7.1 17 .143 36 .034 22 .107 15 .276 27
.543 33 Akron 0-1 89 71.3 63 76.8 9 5.5 25 .182 21 .000 1 .364 119 .273 29
.542 34 Arizona State 2-0 28 67.4 32 73.3 37 5.9 23 .154 31 .077 53 .192 58 .231 49
.542 35 Washington 2-0 29 74.7 103 72.6 47 -2.1 78 .091 57 .080 57 .318 107 .240 47
.540 36 Oregon 2-0 1 66.6 24 74.8 25 8.2 16 .150 33 .095 67 .150 36 .381 8
.537 37 Iowa State 1-1 48 74.9 107 74.0 31 -.9 65 .100 51 .000 1 .300 97 .286 25
.533 38 Tennessee 2-1 69 66.6 25 71.9 50 5.3 29 .154 32 .028 16 .231 75 .278 26
.533 39 UTSA 1-2 60 66.5 20 72.8 42 6.3 20 .175 25 .071 48 .125 23 .238 48
.532 40 Nebraska 2-0 27 71.3 64 73.8 32 2.5 46 .045 98 .000 1 .136 30 .125 110
.528 41 New Mexico State 1-1 128 73.1 84 70.6 64 -2.5 81 .091 58 .091 63 .227 74 .227 52
.528 42 UCLA 3-0 23 76.6 119 73.3 35 -3.3 87 .027 117 .026 15 .405 123 .184 77
.522 43 Marshall 2-0 56 66.6 23 72.8 43 6.2 21 .130 42 .042 28 .087 9 .250 39
.521 44 Missouri 2-0 3 69.5 49 70.5 70 .9 54 .217 14 .136 83 .261 85 .182 80
.521 45 Boise State 2-1 43 72.1 74 71.8 52 -.3 61 .081 72 .122 79 .243 81 .220 56
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.520 46 Michigan 2-1 44 71.3 65 68.6 86 -2.7 83 .036 114 .148 91 .179 54 .222 55
.519 47 Michigan State 0-1 14 69.2 43 68.5 89 -.8 63 .143 38 .077 54 .214 70 .077 122
.518 48 Georgia Southern 0-2 97 74.8 105 76.3 13 1.5 53 .045 99 .000 1 .318 106 .227 53
.517 49 East Carolina 1-1 46 71.1 61 72.7 45 1.6 52 .120 43 .080 56 .240 79 .240 46
.517 50 Washington State 0-2 64 69.3 46 71.8 51 2.5 47 .083 64 .042 29 .125 22 .208 64
.517 51 Virginia 1-1 47 62.1 5 76.6 11 14.5 6 .233 10 .000 1 .067 4 .370 10
.516 52 BYU 3-0 18 67.1 27 71.6 55 4.5 35 .206 17 .139 88 .265 89 .389 6
.515 53 Army 1-1 99 66.1 19 70.1 73 4.0 38 .250 6 .190 114 .300 100 .190 74
.512 54 Purdue 1-2 96 64.9 13 68.5 87 3.7 40 .243 8 .139 87 .135 29 .083 119
.506 55 Kentucky 1-1 77 67.5 33 70.6 63 3.1 45 .115 44 .185 111 .192 60 .370 11
.505 56 Central Florida 0-2 54 68.1 36 68.3 91 .2 57 .158 30 .158 94 .105 12 .053 124
.505 57 Florida State 1-0 2 72.4 78 67.5 102 -4.9 96 .077 78 .133 80 .308 105 .133 109
.503 58 Boston College 2-1 49 70.1 53 69.9 76 -.1 60 .056 91 .143 90 .139 32 .200 68
.503 59 Arizona 3-0 35 73.7 94 75.6 19 1.8 49 .061 88 .029 17 .273 92 .171 87
.503 60 Northwestern 0-2 61 71.6 69 69.5 81 -2.1 77 .040 108 .174 106 .120 20 .261 36
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.503 61 North Texas 1-2 98 69.7 51 66.6 108 -3.1 85 .059 90 .135 82 .206 65 .243 44
.501 62 Western Kentucky 1-2 71 68.9 39 67.9 98 -1.0 67 .132 41 .135 81 .211 69 .162 94
.501 63 Houston 0-2 55 69.5 47 64.7 118 -4.8 95 .179 23 .160 95 .321 108 .160 97
.497 64 West Virginia 1-1 57 73.6 93 73.7 34 .1 59 .077 77 .038 25 .269 90 .269 32
.497 65 Nevada 1-1 65 73.5 92 70.5 68 -3.0 84 .045 100 .048 37 .227 73 .143 103
.497 66 Minnesota 1-1 76 70.4 58 65.2 116 -5.2 97 .080 76 .200 116 .120 21 .040 126
.496 67 Vanderbilt 1-2 110 68.9 40 67.9 96 -1.0 66 .067 85 .188 113 .067 5 .219 57
.491 68 California 1-0 66 66.5 21 68.2 92 1.7 50 .250 7 .077 52 .167 44 .154 100
.490 69 Old Dominion 1-1 117 76.1 115 68.2 93 -7.9 115 .143 39 .136 84 .381 121 .182 84
.490 70 Idaho 0-2 119 71.7 72 70.6 65 -1.1 69 .042 106 .083 61 .125 24 .250 40
.487 71 Arkansas 1-1 53 69.7 52 74.3 28 4.6 34 .100 50 .050 38 .250 82 .250 41
.487 72 USC 2-1 6 71.3 66 67.9 95 -3.4 88 .176 24 .088 62 .324 109 .118 113
.487 73 Massachusetts 0-3 116 67.2 29 70.5 69 3.2 43 .088 60 .094 66 .147 35 .156 99
.486 74 Penn State 3-0 41 71.7 70 69.7 79 -2.0 76 .086 62 .143 89 .171 49 .200 70
.485 75 Virginia Tech 1-1 16 73.3 87 66.5 109 -6.7 112 .100 52 .167 98 .233 77 .267 33
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.484 76 Louisiana Monroe 2-1 114 72.8 80 71.3 58 -1.5 70 .056 92 .054 40 .306 102 .270 31
.482 77 Western Michigan 1-1 86 69.3 44 67.4 104 -1.9 74 .087 61 .174 104 .130 27 .087 117
.482 78 Miami 1-1 36 66.7 26 70.6 66 3.9 39 .136 40 .043 32 .136 31 .304 19
.481 79 Rutgers 1-1 59 72.3 77 69.1 84 -3.2 86 .038 112 .120 78 .192 59 .160 96
.480 80 Miami (OH) 0-2 112 69.6 50 63.0 123 -6.6 111 .115 46 .160 96 .231 76 .040 127
.480 81 South Alabama 1-1 84 73.4 88 71.2 60 -2.2 79 .040 109 .120 77 .120 19 .240 45
.478 82 Texas A&M 2-0 11 74.5 100 75.1 23 .6 56 .059 89 .053 39 .176 52 .211 63
.476 83 Alabama 3-0 8 73.5 91 76.6 10 3.1 44 .080 75 .040 26 .200 63 .320 14
.470 84 Texas 1-2 63 70.1 54 69.7 80 -.4 62 .083 66 .167 100 .250 83 .250 42
.469 85 Oklahoma State 1-1 19 71.8 73 70.1 72 -1.6 72 .069 84 .111 73 .172 50 .185 76
.469 86 Iowa 1-1 34 71.7 71 75.8 15 4.1 37 .048 97 .095 69 .143 33 .286 23
.468 87 Rice 0-2 100 74.5 99 68.5 88 -6.0 104 .053 94 .167 102 .105 13 .167 88
.466 88 Tulane 0-2 88 66.1 18 65.2 114 -.9 64 .208 16 .250 124 .208 68 .125 111
.466 89 Middle Tennessee 1-1 87 68.0 35 65.4 111 -2.6 82 .148 34 .154 92 .111 18 .115 114
.465 90 Utah State 1-1 83 71.2 62 65.2 115 -6.0 103 .040 111 .214 118 .240 80 .214 62
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.464 91 Wisconsin 0-1 20 74.1 98 67.6 99 -6.4 108 .071 82 .071 49 .357 118 .143 105
.464 92 UAB 1-1 94 72.1 75 70.2 71 -1.9 75 .115 45 .120 76 .346 114 .160 98
.461 93 Central Michigan 1-1 91 71.5 67 65.0 117 -6.5 109 .105 47 .211 117 .105 14 .053 125
.461 94 Colorado 1-2 85 74.9 106 69.5 82 -5.4 98 .026 118 .054 41 .263 86 .270 30
.460 95 Toledo 0-2 67 69.5 48 70.1 74 .6 55 .174 26 .185 110 .217 72 .296 21
.460 96 Ohio 1-2 122 78.3 126 71.7 53 -6.6 110 .000 119 .033 20 .290 96 .133 108
.458 97 Kent State 0-3 111 76.8 120 70.0 75 -6.8 113 .029 116 .061 43 .206 64 .182 79
.458 98 South Carolina 2-1 15 74.0 97 68.0 94 -5.9 102 .034 115 .179 107 .207 66 .179 85
.458 99 Troy 0-2 124 73.5 90 65.3 113 -8.2 116 .105 48 .222 119 .263 88 .167 92
.457 100 Bowling Green 1-1 68 73.4 89 67.5 101 -5.9 101 .040 110 .160 97 .160 39 .200 69
.453 101 Colorado State 1-1 75 78.1 125 72.7 46 -5.4 99 .000 119 .042 30 .348 115 .250 43
.451 102 South Florida 0-2 103 74.7 104 63.8 121 -10.9 119 .043 104 .238 123 .174 51 .190 73
.450 103 Georgia State 0-2 125 72.3 76 71.2 59 -1.1 68 .083 67 .083 59 .333 110 .208 65
.448 104 Texas Tech 1-1 70 73.7 95 67.4 105 -6.4 107 .045 101 .136 85 .182 55 .227 51
.448 105 Northern Illinois 2-0 40 76.6 118 72.0 49 -4.6 94 .043 103 .040 27 .304 101 .080 121
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.447 106 Wake Forest 0-2 90 75.2 111 67.6 100 -7.6 114 .074 79 .077 55 .259 84 .192 72
.444 107 New Mexico 0-2 113 71.5 68 67.1 106 -4.4 92 .091 59 .167 99 .182 56 .167 89
.443 108 Texas State 0-1 120 78.0 124 65.3 112 -12.7 123 .100 53 .222 120 .500 127 .111 115
.442 109 Illinois 1-1 80 69.1 41 69.3 83 .1 58 .083 65 .174 105 .167 46 .217 58
.442 110 Kansas 0-1 104 76.2 116 65.5 110 -10.6 117 .083 70 .182 108 .333 113 .182 83
.439 111 Buffalo 0-2 93 73.8 96 61.4 124 -12.3 122 .083 71 .227 122 .167 48 .136 106
.429 112 Connecticut 0-2 79 72.9 83 67.5 103 -5.5 100 .038 113 .182 109 .269 91 .182 81
.428 113 Tulsa 1-2 109 72.8 81 68.8 85 -4.1 89 .081 73 .167 101 .162 42 .194 71
.427 114 Kansas State 1-0 21 74.9 109 73.2 38 -1.7 73 .000 119 .091 65 .333 112 .182 82
.422 115 Navy 2-1 51 75.8 113 73.3 36 -2.5 80 .067 86 .138 86 .300 99 .379 9
.418 116 Oregon State 1-0 26 70.9 60 66.7 107 -4.2 91 .071 81 .188 112 .143 34 .438 3
.417 117 Wyoming 1-1 123 80.1 127 67.9 97 -12.2 121 .053 95 .105 71 .421 124 .105 116
.413 118 Louisiana Lafayette 0-2 121 73.2 85 71.6 54 -1.5 71 .050 96 .105 72 .300 98 .263 34
.410 119 San Diego State 0-1 73 75.0 110 70.5 67 -4.5 93 .083 69 .091 64 .333 111 .273 28
.402 120 Fresno State 0-3 102 75.5 112 64.6 119 -10.9 118 .000 119 .167 103 .194 61 .167 90
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.396 121 Louisville 1-1 25 77.5 122 56.5 127 -21.0 127 .000 119 .333 127 .462 126 .074 123
.387 122 Southern Mississippi 0-2 118 76.6 117 60.8 125 -15.8 124 .100 54 .222 121 .450 125 .167 93
.385 123 Florida International 0-1 105 76.1 114 59.9 126 -16.2 125 .071 83 .467 128 .286 95 .133 107
.382 124 Eastern Michigan 0-2 126 74.6 101 68.3 90 -6.3 106 .000 119 .273 125 .348 116 .318 16
.372 125 San Jose State 0-1 92 74.7 102 63.6 122 -11.1 120 .000 119 .111 74 .000 1 .000 128
.343 126 Appalachian State 0-1 127 77.7 123 71.4 57 -6.3 105 .000 119 .000 1 .286 94 .143 104
.342 127 Clemson 0-1 22 81.7 128 64.0 120 -17.7 126 .000 119 .154 93 .571 128 .154 101
.321 128 SMU 0-2 107 77.4 121 52.1 128 -25.3 128 .043 105 .304 126 .348 117 .087 118