Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2014 FEI RATINGS, FIELD POSITION

through games of 1/12/2015

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 ratings and splits for Offense, Defense, Special Teams, and Field Position can be found using the drop-down menus provided above. Other supplemental drive-based data can be found here.

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.585 1 Georgia 9-3 5 65.9 6 73.8 2 7.8 4 .165 7 .055 5 .183 30 .291 8
.574 2 TCU 11-1 6 64.9 4 73.7 6 8.8 1 .195 4 .069 15 .168 20 .263 20
.565 3 Memphis 9-3 40 64.5 3 73.1 13 8.5 2 .201 1 .089 35 .126 2 .293 7
.561 4 Louisiana Tech 9-4 50 64.1 1 70.9 49 6.8 6 .197 2 .099 47 .140 4 .204 73
.561 5 Ohio State 14-1 2 66.4 7 74.4 1 8.1 3 .154 13 .081 27 .167 19 .320 3
.556 6 Nebraska 8-4 29 64.5 2 72.0 29 7.5 5 .196 3 .072 17 .118 1 .235 41
.550 7 Oregon 12-2 1 68.1 18 73.7 4 5.6 10 .143 20 .053 4 .163 17 .243 32
.549 8 Baylor 10-2 10 66.8 10 73.5 7 6.7 7 .150 14 .040 1 .183 31 .215 60
.546 9 Duke 8-4 26 67.1 11 72.7 21 5.6 11 .156 12 .101 49 .148 9 .266 19
.545 10 Michigan State 10-2 15 66.7 9 70.2 66 3.6 20 .162 8 .102 53 .176 27 .131 122
.543 11 Kansas State 8-4 25 69.1 33 72.7 22 3.5 21 .118 48 .057 7 .193 42 .221 52
.541 12 Utah 8-4 16 68.3 19 72.9 17 4.6 13 .132 34 .101 48 .219 70 .289 10
.541 13 Washington 7-6 42 70.3 63 70.7 57 .3 59 .128 39 .095 44 .243 99 .247 29
.540 14 Georgia Tech 10-3 4 69.3 37 70.7 60 1.4 44 .144 17 .078 22 .184 33 .164 106
.539 15 Florida 6-5 33 65.7 5 71.4 36 5.8 8 .193 5 .088 33 .236 91 .321 2
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.537 16 Minnesota 7-5 39 67.7 15 72.1 27 4.4 16 .137 26 .101 51 .180 29 .217 54
.535 17 Georgia Southern 8-3 70 69.4 39 72.8 18 3.4 24 .133 33 .051 3 .230 86 .222 49
.534 18 Arkansas 6-6 21 69.1 32 73.1 12 4.0 18 .148 15 .067 13 .221 74 .258 22
.533 19 Tennessee 6-6 34 68.3 21 72.7 20 4.4 15 .132 36 .087 32 .224 77 .289 11
.532 20 LSU 7-5 27 69.9 53 71.7 32 1.8 35 .104 79 .074 19 .215 66 .243 33
.531 21 Nevada 6-6 56 68.4 23 71.1 46 2.6 26 .121 45 .092 41 .142 6 .206 69
.529 22 Arizona State 9-3 13 67.4 13 73.1 11 5.7 9 .156 11 .059 8 .175 24 .237 38
.527 23 Arizona 10-4 19 71.5 91 73.2 10 1.8 37 .106 75 .060 10 .228 83 .197 83
.526 24 Temple 5-6 66 68.8 27 69.9 73 1.0 49 .133 31 .112 73 .252 105 .209 68
.526 25 Ball State 4-6 85 68.8 26 71.2 42 2.4 28 .126 40 .085 30 .202 51 .171 99
.524 26 Akron 4-7 98 67.9 16 71.3 38 3.5 23 .129 38 .108 63 .144 7 .254 25
.523 27 San Diego State 6-6 69 68.3 22 72.4 26 4.1 17 .135 30 .090 37 .195 45 .301 5
.523 28 Mississippi State 9-3 17 70.7 72 72.4 24 1.7 39 .136 28 .091 38 .265 116 .247 30
.520 29 Marshall 12-1 30 67.7 14 69.9 72 2.3 29 .139 25 .084 29 .188 38 .161 108
.518 30 Arkansas State 6-6 84 67.9 17 70.6 62 2.7 25 .135 29 .114 75 .219 71 .228 45
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.518 31 Boise State 12-2 31 69.9 50 71.2 40 1.3 45 .108 68 .092 40 .176 26 .189 89
.518 32 Mississippi 8-4 11 71.9 106 72.9 15 1.1 48 .109 64 .074 18 .277 119 .272 13
.513 33 Florida Atlantic 3-9 99 70.4 65 70.8 53 .4 57 .080 100 .087 31 .153 13 .210 65
.513 34 North Carolina 5-7 71 70.7 73 72.6 23 1.9 33 .079 101 .090 36 .173 23 .269 15
.513 35 Stanford 7-5 18 68.9 29 70.7 55 1.8 36 .160 9 .104 54 .208 58 .240 35
.512 36 UNLV 1-11 113 70.3 62 71.2 41 .9 50 .115 55 .081 25 .197 47 .255 23
.512 37 Oklahoma 8-5 32 69.6 43 71.6 34 2.1 31 .099 88 .078 23 .204 52 .131 123
.510 38 Pittsburgh 5-7 41 68.5 24 73.2 9 4.8 12 .144 18 .082 28 .205 55 .299 6
.510 39 UAB 5-6 78 69.9 49 70.8 51 .9 51 .116 51 .105 55 .186 35 .180 94
.509 40 Air Force 9-3 47 68.6 25 71.0 47 2.4 27 .105 76 .092 39 .126 3 .211 64
.509 41 Texas State 6-5 94 70.2 59 72.0 28 1.7 38 .119 47 .080 24 .252 104 .159 109
.509 42 East Carolina 7-5 49 70.2 57 72.0 30 1.8 34 .113 58 .107 61 .238 94 .221 50
.508 43 Virginia 4-7 35 69.4 40 71.0 48 1.6 41 .137 27 .106 56 .209 59 .250 28
.508 44 USC 9-4 9 71.5 93 70.7 56 -.8 73 .108 67 .096 45 .297 124 .217 56
.508 45 Notre Dame 8-5 38 67.3 12 71.8 31 4.5 14 .131 37 .067 14 .209 61 .200 78
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.507 46 Utah State 9-4 60 69.3 36 69.9 71 .6 53 .097 90 .130 88 .187 37 .228 44
.507 47 Clemson 9-3 14 69.5 41 70.7 54 1.2 46 .142 21 .110 71 .257 110 .240 34
.507 48 Northern Illinois 10-3 79 69.7 45 73.7 5 4.0 19 .122 42 .060 9 .224 80 .253 26
.506 49 Rice 8-5 96 69.2 34 69.7 78 .6 54 .124 41 .110 69 .159 16 .124 127
.506 50 Louisiana Lafayette 8-4 93 70.2 60 73.8 3 3.5 22 .088 97 .071 16 .216 67 .268 18
.506 51 Army 3-7 114 69.9 48 68.9 91 -.9 74 .116 52 .133 91 .221 72 .204 72
.505 52 Houston 7-5 59 71.3 83 69.2 85 -2.1 91 .106 72 .129 87 .312 127 .164 105
.505 53 Kent State 2-9 110 71.8 103 73.3 8 1.5 42 .085 99 .063 12 .194 44 .291 9
.505 54 Boston College 6-6 28 69.9 52 70.2 67 .3 61 .095 92 .145 107 .204 54 .268 16
.503 55 New Mexico 4-8 97 71.9 107 70.7 61 -1.3 80 .076 104 .106 57 .242 97 .191 88
.503 56 Idaho 1-10 119 69.1 31 71.1 45 2.0 32 .104 77 .081 26 .187 36 .236 40
.503 57 Hawaii 3-9 89 71.4 87 71.3 39 -.1 67 .111 61 .111 72 .261 114 .229 43
.503 58 Western Kentucky 8-5 63 70.2 58 67.9 108 -2.3 94 .109 65 .123 82 .212 62 .149 117
.503 59 Fresno State 5-8 95 70.5 68 70.8 52 .3 60 .098 89 .094 43 .215 65 .239 36
.503 60 Central Florida 8-4 53 66.6 8 68.2 102 1.6 40 .176 6 .164 120 .149 10 .237 37
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.501 61 Ohio 5-6 117 71.8 100 71.3 37 -.4 70 .104 78 .056 6 .296 123 .145 118
.501 62 Auburn 7-5 12 70.7 74 70.7 58 -.1 65 .122 44 .093 42 .229 84 .157 112
.498 63 South Carolina 6-6 36 70.7 71 69.6 80 -1.1 75 .103 83 .148 110 .191 40 .203 77
.498 64 Kentucky 4-7 76 69.6 44 69.8 74 .2 62 .107 70 .125 83 .198 48 .273 12
.498 65 BYU 7-5 45 69.2 35 68.1 103 -1.1 77 .158 10 .169 122 .272 117 .253 27
.497 66 Missouri 10-3 20 71.8 105 69.7 79 -2.2 92 .096 91 .098 46 .253 108 .170 101
.497 67 Toledo 8-4 68 71.2 80 69.7 77 -1.4 81 .107 69 .129 86 .243 98 .221 51
.497 68 Colorado State 9-3 43 72.7 116 72.8 19 .1 63 .092 94 .044 2 .260 113 .200 80
.496 69 UCLA 10-3 8 73.2 120 71.5 35 -1.7 84 .069 113 .089 34 .340 128 .228 46
.496 70 Middle Tennessee 5-6 92 68.3 20 68.8 92 .5 55 .140 23 .127 84 .184 32 .172 98
.495 71 Iowa State 2-9 88 72.5 115 72.9 16 .4 58 .061 120 .062 11 .167 18 .308 4
.495 72 Oklahoma State 6-6 75 71.4 90 71.2 43 -.3 69 .072 108 .113 74 .224 78 .227 47
.495 73 Illinois 5-7 81 69.6 42 71.1 44 1.5 43 .103 81 .108 66 .152 12 .209 66
.493 74 UTSA 4-8 104 70.0 55 70.7 59 .7 52 .122 43 .110 70 .204 53 .262 21
.493 75 Alabama 11-2 3 70.8 75 73.0 14 2.2 30 .090 96 .108 67 .214 64 .331 1
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.493 76 Virginia Tech 6-6 23 71.6 95 66.7 118 -4.9 114 .146 16 .142 103 .305 125 .204 74
.492 77 North Carolina State 7-5 55 70.5 69 70.9 50 .4 56 .113 56 .107 58 .194 43 .205 70
.491 78 Bowling Green 7-6 112 71.4 89 68.7 94 -2.7 99 .074 106 .102 52 .244 100 .186 91
.490 79 Texas A&M 7-5 48 71.4 86 72.4 25 1.1 47 .069 112 .077 21 .208 57 .246 31
.490 80 California 4-7 51 69.9 54 68.5 96 -1.4 82 .116 50 .145 106 .192 41 .186 92
.489 81 UTEP 7-6 109 70.5 67 70.3 65 -.2 68 .113 57 .108 64 .226 82 .158 110
.488 82 Michigan 5-7 67 69.9 51 69.8 75 -.1 66 .111 60 .156 112 .151 11 .213 63
.488 83 Maryland 6-6 65 70.1 56 68.3 101 -1.9 88 .110 63 .119 80 .199 50 .152 115
.488 84 Wisconsin 10-3 24 70.4 64 69.6 81 -.8 72 .116 49 .109 68 .212 63 .197 82
.487 85 Massachusetts 3-9 115 70.7 70 69.0 89 -1.7 86 .070 110 .136 96 .169 21 .157 111
.487 86 South Alabama 6-7 101 70.3 61 69.2 86 -1.1 76 .115 53 .147 108 .141 5 .269 14
.487 87 Florida International 3-7 91 71.2 82 64.9 126 -6.3 122 .115 54 .230 127 .254 109 .135 120
.487 88 Troy 3-8 126 72.1 112 68.4 98 -3.7 106 .106 74 .107 59 .231 89 .175 96
.487 89 Tulsa 2-10 105 71.4 88 68.4 97 -3.0 101 .111 62 .133 93 .196 46 .213 62
.486 90 Iowa 6-6 54 71.3 84 70.1 69 -1.2 78 .067 114 .138 100 .259 112 .196 85
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.486 91 Indiana 3-8 83 71.0 76 69.2 84 -1.7 87 .103 82 .119 79 .248 103 .168 103
.485 92 Louisiana Monroe 4-8 102 72.1 110 70.1 68 -1.9 90 .066 116 .107 62 .285 120 .174 97
.485 93 Buffalo 3-6 100 69.4 38 66.9 115 -2.5 96 .132 35 .118 78 .170 22 .157 113
.484 94 South Florida 3-8 120 71.8 99 71.7 33 .0 64 .106 73 .107 60 .230 87 .268 17
.484 95 Syracuse 2-9 72 73.4 122 69.1 87 -4.3 111 .094 93 .149 111 .291 121 .231 42
.484 96 Cincinnati 9-4 61 71.9 108 69.4 83 -2.5 95 .087 98 .133 94 .240 95 .200 79
.483 97 Penn State 7-6 46 69.0 30 67.1 112 -1.9 89 .141 22 .160 115 .178 28 .196 84
.481 98 Wake Forest 2-9 86 69.8 46 68.6 95 -1.2 79 .120 46 .132 90 .188 39 .209 67
.480 99 Purdue 2-9 80 68.9 28 66.2 124 -2.7 97 .144 19 .142 102 .209 60 .134 121
.480 100 Florida State 12-1 7 71.1 79 67.9 107 -3.2 102 .099 85 .164 117 .245 101 .182 93
.479 101 Northwestern 4-7 57 70.4 66 66.7 119 -3.7 108 .104 80 .167 121 .222 76 .167 104
.479 102 West Virginia 6-6 44 73.8 123 69.0 90 -4.8 113 .048 126 .133 95 .265 115 .236 39
.477 103 Rutgers 7-5 77 71.0 78 67.7 110 -3.3 104 .099 86 .133 92 .198 49 .125 126
.476 104 Miami (OH) 2-9 107 71.7 96 68.0 105 -3.7 107 .102 84 .137 98 .205 56 .177 95
.476 105 Miami 5-7 37 72.0 109 70.5 64 -1.6 83 .078 103 .077 20 .225 81 .215 58
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.475 106 Oregon State 4-7 62 71.7 98 69.1 88 -2.7 98 .078 102 .101 50 .273 118 .217 55
.474 107 Western Michigan 7-5 58 71.2 81 67.9 106 -3.2 103 .092 95 .148 109 .237 92 .170 100
.473 108 North Texas 3-8 124 71.0 77 70.5 63 -.5 71 .066 117 .116 76 .156 15 .215 59
.470 109 Kansas 2-9 103 71.8 102 68.3 100 -3.5 105 .107 71 .143 104 .221 75 .198 81
.469 110 Louisville 8-4 22 69.8 47 67.0 113 -2.8 100 .139 24 .141 101 .253 107 .192 86
.468 111 Vanderbilt 2-9 121 72.7 117 68.4 99 -4.3 112 .071 109 .143 105 .221 73 .188 90
.467 112 Texas Tech 3-8 87 73.8 125 69.8 76 -4.1 110 .067 115 .108 65 .230 85 .216 57
.461 113 Central Michigan 6-6 82 71.5 92 66.3 121 -5.2 118 .054 123 .177 124 .185 34 .154 114
.460 114 Appalachian State 6-4 111 71.6 94 66.4 120 -5.2 116 .109 66 .136 97 .257 111 .126 125
.459 115 Texas 6-7 73 71.8 101 70.1 70 -1.7 85 .113 59 .117 77 .294 122 .221 53
.458 116 Connecticut 1-10 106 71.8 104 66.9 114 -4.9 115 .070 111 .164 118 .242 96 .164 107
.454 117 Colorado 2-10 74 72.1 111 68.1 104 -4.1 109 .063 119 .131 89 .176 25 .222 48
.453 118 New Mexico State 1-10 123 72.5 114 67.2 111 -5.3 119 .073 107 .159 114 .153 14 .205 71
.452 119 Navy 7-5 52 71.7 97 69.4 82 -2.3 93 .057 122 .164 119 .146 8 .254 24
.450 120 Old Dominion 5-6 116 73.4 121 67.8 109 -5.6 120 .075 105 .128 85 .217 68 .128 124
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.443 121 Southern Mississippi 2-9 122 73.8 124 66.2 123 -7.6 126 .063 118 .169 123 .230 88 .203 75
.437 122 San Jose State 2-9 108 72.9 118 65.8 125 -7.1 124 .060 121 .156 113 .224 79 .138 119
.433 123 Tulane 2-9 90 73.1 119 66.7 117 -6.3 123 .099 87 .160 116 .305 126 .192 87
.433 124 SMU 1-11 125 71.4 85 64.2 128 -7.2 125 .133 32 .210 126 .234 90 .169 102
.429 125 Washington State 2-9 64 73.9 126 68.7 93 -5.2 117 .036 127 .137 99 .217 69 .214 61
.424 126 Wyoming 3-8 118 76.1 128 66.7 116 -9.3 127 .051 124 .123 81 .248 102 .123 128
.423 127 Georgia State 0-11 127 74.5 127 64.9 127 -9.6 128 .035 128 .232 128 .252 106 .152 116
.423 128 Eastern Michigan 1-10 128 72.5 113 66.3 122 -6.2 121 .051 125 .186 125 .237 93 .203 76