Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2015 FEI RATINGS, FIELD POSITION

Updated 12/6/2015

The Fremeau Efficiency Index (FEI) is a college football rating system based on opponent-adjusted drive efficiency. Field Value Efficiency (FVE) is the scoring value generated by a team's starting field position and non-offensive turnovers and scores per possession. Other definitions:

  • 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.
  • Net SFP: Net Starting Field Position, the difference between offensive starting field position and opponent offensive starting field position.
  • SFD: Short Field Drives, the percentage of offensive possessions started at midfield or on the opponent's side of the field.
  • Opp SFD: Opponent Short Field Drives, the percentage of opponent offensive possessions started at midfield or on the team's side of the field.
  • LFD: Long Field Drives, the percentage of offensive possessions started inside the team's own 20-yard line.
  • Opp LFD: Opponent Long Field Drives, the percentage of opponent offensive possessions started inside the opponent's own 20-yard line.
Rk Team FBS
Rec
FVE SFP Rk Opp
SFP
Rk Net
SFP
Rk SFD Rk Opp
SFD
Rk LFD Rk Opp
LFD
Rk
1 San Diego State 9-3 .22 64.9 1 74.0 5 9.1 1 .191 4 .045 1 .168 16 .194 83
2 Ohio State 11-1 .21 67.7 16 75.1 2 7.4 5 .178 7 .058 4 .156 8 .266 19
3 Arkansas State 8-3 .21 65.2 2 73.3 13 8.1 3 .196 3 .106 55 .147 6 .318 2
4 Florida 10-3 .20 68.5 27 73.8 8 5.3 11 .178 8 .065 10 .257 111 .286 10
5 Tennessee 7-4 .19 66.9 8 75.7 1 8.9 2 .125 53 .055 3 .148 7 .291 7
6 Houston 11-1 .18 70.1 50 73.0 17 2.9 30 .126 50 .079 19 .215 59 .250 37
7 Stanford 11-2 .17 66.9 9 74.8 3 7.9 4 .114 66 .055 2 .122 1 .297 4
8 North Carolina State 6-5 .15 66.9 10 73.6 11 6.6 7 .160 17 .069 13 .192 33 .237 48
9 Marshall 8-3 .14 67.0 11 71.4 44 4.4 16 .199 2 .124 80 .221 68 .262 27
10 Duke 6-5 .13 66.6 7 73.6 10 7.0 6 .153 23 .113 68 .130 2 .293 5
11 Notre Dame 10-2 .13 70.9 78 73.7 9 2.8 32 .102 81 .090 27 .242 99 .256 32
12 Pittsburgh 7-4 .12 70.3 61 73.9 6 3.6 24 .109 72 .059 6 .176 21 .237 47
13 Southern Mississippi 8-4 .12 66.2 3 72.4 23 6.2 8 .145 29 .096 38 .138 4 .316 3
14 Connecticut 5-6 .12 68.7 29 72.0 28 3.3 26 .145 28 .077 16 .202 47 .265 24
15 South Carolina 3-8 .12 69.4 39 73.6 12 4.2 20 .133 42 .061 7 .167 15 .243 41
Rk Team FBS
Rec
FVE SFP Rk Opp
SFP
Rk Net
SFP
Rk SFD Rk Opp
SFD
Rk LFD Rk Opp
LFD
Rk
16 Alabama 11-1 .12 68.2 25 72.8 18 4.6 14 .162 16 .093 33 .232 85 .265 25
17 Utah 9-3 .10 68.9 32 71.2 49 2.2 40 .143 33 .109 59 .241 96 .261 28
18 Kansas State 5-6 .10 68.1 23 70.0 75 1.8 46 .164 15 .112 64 .231 81 .231 53
19 Wisconsin 9-3 .10 67.1 12 71.8 34 4.6 13 .154 20 .129 87 .235 88 .265 23
20 North Carolina 9-2 .09 68.0 21 71.5 43 3.4 25 .189 5 .105 54 .172 18 .161 113
21 Michigan State 12-1 .09 68.1 22 71.9 30 3.8 23 .167 14 .092 31 .145 5 .241 43
22 Virginia Tech 5-6 .09 67.9 17 69.7 83 1.9 45 .169 12 .129 86 .225 75 .143 127
23 Texas A&M 7-4 .08 69.6 41 72.8 19 3.2 28 .136 38 .099 45 .250 105 .260 29
24 Memphis 8-3 .08 70.3 60 74.4 4 4.1 21 .136 37 .058 5 .235 87 .196 81
25 Utah State 5-6 .08 66.5 6 70.7 59 4.3 18 .140 34 .101 48 .157 9 .217 59
26 Washington 5-6 .08 68.4 26 70.8 56 2.5 35 .146 27 .125 83 .211 57 .250 38
27 Oklahoma 11-1 .08 68.0 20 71.2 48 3.2 27 .153 22 .097 41 .194 38 .201 78
28 South Florida 7-4 .08 69.0 33 69.6 85 .6 55 .112 71 .111 62 .208 53 .214 63
29 Texas State 2-9 .07 70.9 76 73.2 15 2.3 38 .094 90 .067 12 .173 19 .202 77
30 Temple 10-3 .07 67.2 13 71.6 38 4.5 15 .203 1 .090 28 .196 40 .245 40
Rk Team FBS
Rec
FVE SFP Rk Opp
SFP
Rk Net
SFP
Rk SFD Rk Opp
SFD
Rk LFD Rk Opp
LFD
Rk
31 East Carolina 4-7 .07 70.6 68 72.3 24 1.7 50 .092 94 .076 15 .214 58 .273 14
32 New Mexico 6-5 .07 71.2 85 71.4 45 .2 63 .101 82 .090 26 .225 72 .165 111
33 Oklahoma State 9-2 .07 68.7 30 73.1 16 4.4 17 .143 32 .063 8 .193 34 .266 21
34 Georgia Southern 7-4 .07 66.3 5 71.9 29 5.6 9 .173 10 .099 44 .164 13 .252 34
35 TCU 9-2 .07 70.8 74 72.7 21 1.8 47 .088 105 .118 78 .243 101 .257 31
36 Iowa 11-1 .06 69.0 35 73.2 14 4.2 19 .168 13 .084 21 .234 86 .238 46
37 Western Kentucky 11-2 .06 68.8 31 71.3 47 2.5 34 .129 47 .096 40 .230 80 .230 55
38 Michigan 9-3 .06 66.3 4 71.8 32 5.5 10 .173 9 .128 85 .157 10 .232 52
39 Western Michigan 6-5 .06 69.9 46 72.2 26 2.3 37 .129 48 .095 37 .241 98 .190 89
40 Ohio 7-4 .06 70.3 58 72.6 22 2.3 36 .107 74 .086 23 .223 70 .293 6
41 Arkansas 6-5 .06 67.7 15 72.7 20 5.0 12 .149 25 .104 53 .167 14 .330 1
42 Texas 5-7 .06 70.5 64 69.6 84 -.8 77 .121 58 .111 63 .277 118 .167 109
43 Auburn 5-6 .05 70.1 49 69.9 76 -.1 65 .144 30 .078 18 .203 49 .147 123
44 Rutgers 3-8 .05 72.5 108 68.1 109 -4.4 109 .076 114 .149 107 .227 76 .157 118
45 Miami 7-4 .05 69.4 38 72.2 25 2.8 31 .171 11 .065 9 .220 65 .266 20
Rk Team FBS
Rec
FVE SFP Rk Opp
SFP
Rk Net
SFP
Rk SFD Rk Opp
SFD
Rk LFD Rk Opp
LFD
Rk
46 Oregon 8-3 .05 68.0 19 70.2 72 2.3 39 .131 43 .107 56 .197 41 .143 125
47 USC 8-5 .05 72.8 116 70.6 60 -2.2 93 .079 111 .099 43 .271 117 .239 45
48 BYU 8-3 .04 70.8 72 70.5 64 -.3 69 .123 56 .101 47 .269 115 .233 50
49 Boise State 7-4 .04 69.2 36 71.2 50 2.0 42 .137 36 .098 42 .237 91 .182 96
50 Illinois 4-7 .04 70.8 71 70.3 71 -.5 71 .129 49 .113 69 .227 77 .188 90
51 Toledo 9-2 .04 67.4 14 70.1 73 2.7 33 .148 26 .115 72 .180 22 .214 64
52 Arizona 5-6 .04 70.5 66 70.8 57 .3 60 .131 44 .128 84 .169 17 .211 68
53 North Texas 1-10 .03 70.6 70 70.9 55 .2 62 .139 35 .125 82 .217 61 .277 13
54 Akron 6-5 .03 70.2 54 71.8 31 1.7 52 .113 69 .092 30 .185 28 .242 42
55 Indiana 5-6 .03 71.2 81 71.6 40 .4 58 .093 92 .095 36 .200 45 .182 95
56 Troy 3-8 .03 69.8 44 68.2 106 -1.5 85 .144 31 .148 105 .232 83 .205 73
57 Florida International 4-7 .02 69.7 42 70.5 63 .8 54 .134 41 .074 14 .232 84 .176 101
58 West Virginia 6-5 .02 69.9 45 71.7 35 1.9 44 .155 19 .101 46 .211 56 .281 11
59 Buffalo 4-7 .02 71.4 86 70.4 67 -1.0 82 .070 119 .109 60 .194 36 .204 74
60 Appalachian State 9-2 .02 70.3 56 69.6 86 -.6 73 .112 70 .145 103 .241 97 .197 80
Rk Team FBS
Rec
FVE SFP Rk Opp
SFP
Rk Net
SFP
Rk SFD Rk Opp
SFD
Rk LFD Rk Opp
LFD
Rk
61 Florida State 9-2 .02 72.1 102 73.9 7 1.8 48 .092 93 .083 20 .277 119 .289 8
62 Arizona State 5-6 .02 69.5 40 71.4 46 1.9 43 .126 52 .113 67 .232 82 .225 57
63 Georgia 8-3 .01 68.5 28 71.6 39 3.1 29 .158 18 .112 66 .225 73 .240 44
64 Tulsa 6-6 .01 71.2 84 69.4 89 -1.8 87 .119 60 .117 74 .181 24 .184 92
65 Colorado State 6-5 .01 70.1 51 71.8 33 1.7 51 .122 57 .094 35 .187 30 .268 18
66 Ball State 2-9 .01 71.0 79 70.5 62 -.5 72 .091 96 .103 51 .198 43 .205 72
67 Florida Atlantic 3-9 .01 70.1 53 70.4 66 .3 61 .120 59 .143 99 .187 29 .252 36
68 Louisiana Lafayette 3-8 .00 70.1 52 71.5 42 1.4 53 .106 77 .092 29 .205 50 .252 35
69 Mississippi 8-3 .00 70.5 67 71.1 53 .5 57 .092 95 .140 96 .229 79 .257 30
70 Mississippi State 7-4 -.01 71.2 82 71.7 36 .5 56 .100 84 .103 52 .225 74 .214 62
71 Air Force 7-5 -.01 71.7 94 70.8 58 -1.0 81 .094 91 .090 25 .181 23 .187 91
72 Colorado 3-9 -.01 70.3 59 68.5 100 -1.8 88 .083 109 .147 104 .132 3 .231 54
73 Central Michigan 6-5 -.01 70.0 47 69.8 79 -.2 66 .131 45 .112 65 .223 69 .216 60
74 Texas Tech 6-5 -.01 71.1 80 70.9 54 -.2 67 .113 67 .092 32 .206 51 .206 71
75 UNLV 2-9 -.01 72.4 105 70.4 65 -2.0 91 .090 101 .109 58 .218 62 .209 69
Rk Team FBS
Rec
FVE SFP Rk Opp
SFP
Rk Net
SFP
Rk SFD Rk Opp
SFD
Rk LFD Rk Opp
LFD
Rk
76 LSU 8-3 -.02 71.5 91 69.1 94 -2.4 95 .119 61 .086 22 .271 116 .198 79
77 Navy 8-2 -.03 69.3 37 71.1 52 1.8 49 .115 65 .101 49 .184 26 .180 97
78 Bowling Green 10-3 -.04 70.6 69 70.3 70 -.3 68 .134 40 .101 50 .248 104 .176 102
79 Wake Forest 2-9 -.04 73.0 118 71.6 41 -1.5 84 .082 110 .096 39 .269 114 .280 12
80 Northwestern 9-2 -.04 71.9 98 69.8 77 -2.1 92 .097 86 .108 57 .194 37 .165 110
81 Eastern Michigan 1-11 -.04 70.5 65 69.7 82 -.7 75 .102 80 .078 17 .195 39 .178 99
82 Baylor 8-3 -.04 70.3 57 69.4 88 -.9 79 .130 46 .113 71 .225 71 .156 120
83 Syracuse 3-8 -.04 68.1 24 70.4 68 2.2 41 .135 39 .117 75 .159 11 .266 22
84 UCLA 8-4 -.05 71.7 92 72.1 27 .4 59 .097 87 .066 11 .284 122 .184 94
85 Louisville 6-5 -.05 70.2 55 70.3 69 .2 64 .106 78 .142 97 .218 63 .270 17
86 Northern Illinois 7-5 -.05 69.0 34 68.1 110 -.9 80 .116 64 .181 118 .200 46 .213 66
87 Nebraska 5-7 -.05 70.4 62 69.2 92 -1.2 83 .123 55 .124 81 .175 20 .203 76
88 Fresno State 2-9 -.06 67.9 18 71.7 37 3.8 22 .181 6 .094 34 .228 78 .214 65
89 Georgia Tech 2-9 -.06 71.4 87 67.6 116 -3.8 103 .107 73 .169 116 .207 52 .178 100
90 Kentucky 4-7 -.06 72.8 114 68.8 98 -4.0 104 .071 118 .124 79 .238 94 .190 88
Rk Team FBS
Rec
FVE SFP Rk Opp
SFP
Rk Net
SFP
Rk SFD Rk Opp
SFD
Rk LFD Rk Opp
LFD
Rk
91 Purdue 1-10 -.06 71.4 88 69.6 87 -1.9 89 .102 79 .133 90 .161 12 .211 67
92 Rice 4-7 -.06 71.8 95 71.1 51 -.7 74 .096 88 .116 73 .237 90 .232 51
93 Louisiana Tech 7-4 -.06 71.7 93 68.0 112 -3.8 102 .107 75 .148 106 .311 125 .234 49
94 Army 1-8 -.06 72.4 103 68.3 105 -4.1 105 .090 102 .136 94 .281 121 .193 85
95 Boston College 1-9 -.07 70.9 77 70.1 74 -.8 76 .098 85 .111 61 .220 66 .270 16
96 Penn State 7-5 -.07 70.0 48 69.1 93 -.9 78 .154 21 .118 77 .238 93 .215 61
97 Massachusetts 3-9 -.07 72.6 109 68.3 103 -4.3 107 .088 104 .117 76 .211 54 .131 128
98 UTSA 3-9 -.08 70.9 75 69.1 95 -1.7 86 .124 54 .149 108 .248 103 .220 58
99 Central Florida 0-11 -.08 70.4 63 67.9 114 -2.5 96 .086 107 .184 119 .198 42 .246 39
100 California 6-5 -.09 72.8 115 69.3 91 -3.5 101 .100 83 .087 24 .215 60 .159 115
101 Iowa State 2-9 -.09 71.5 89 68.1 107 -3.3 99 .069 120 .192 121 .183 25 .288 9
102 San Jose State 4-7 -.09 71.5 90 67.4 119 -4.1 106 .088 106 .200 124 .184 27 .226 56
103 Kent State 2-9 -.10 74.0 126 67.0 120 -7.0 123 .068 121 .179 117 .278 120 .194 82
104 Washington State 8-3 -.10 69.7 43 69.3 90 -.4 70 .153 24 .113 70 .237 89 .194 84
105 Maryland 2-9 -.10 70.8 73 65.6 122 -5.2 116 .126 51 .221 127 .238 92 .171 105
Rk Team FBS
Rec
FVE SFP Rk Opp
SFP
Rk Net
SFP
Rk SFD Rk Opp
SFD
Rk LFD Rk Opp
LFD
Rk
106 New Mexico State 3-9 -.10 72.4 106 67.7 115 -4.7 110 .113 68 .161 112 .252 107 .174 103
107 Minnesota 5-7 -.10 72.1 100 69.8 80 -2.4 94 .063 125 .155 111 .203 48 .254 33
108 Vanderbilt 3-8 -.11 71.8 97 68.3 104 -3.5 100 .118 62 .165 113 .250 106 .263 26
109 Oregon State 1-10 -.11 74.0 125 67.5 117 -6.5 122 .026 128 .133 89 .219 64 .204 75
110 Virginia 3-8 -.12 72.7 110 68.4 102 -4.3 108 .116 63 .134 91 .256 110 .157 117
111 Clemson 12-0 -.12 73.1 120 68.4 101 -4.7 111 .095 89 .144 102 .306 124 .157 119
112 SMU 2-9 -.13 72.0 99 66.5 121 -5.5 117 .065 123 .137 95 .194 35 .145 124
113 Hawaii 2-10 -.13 72.7 112 69.8 81 -3.0 98 .076 113 .143 100 .264 113 .271 15
114 Georgia State 6-5 -.13 74.9 128 69.8 78 -5.0 114 .075 115 .132 88 .306 123 .171 106
115 Miami (OH) 2-9 -.13 73.9 122 65.5 123 -8.4 126 .066 122 .169 115 .316 126 .184 93
116 Missouri 4-7 -.13 73.1 119 68.0 111 -5.0 113 .107 76 .151 110 .361 128 .190 87
117 Nevada 5-6 -.14 73.9 124 68.1 108 -5.8 119 .078 112 .168 114 .211 55 .192 86
118 South Alabama 4-7 -.15 72.4 104 65.0 125 -7.4 124 .090 100 .195 122 .263 112 .143 126
119 Idaho 3-8 -.16 71.8 96 68.9 96 -2.9 97 .072 116 .136 93 .192 32 .160 114
120 Wyoming 2-9 -.16 73.9 123 68.8 97 -5.1 115 .062 126 .143 101 .239 95 .152 121
Rk Team FBS
Rec
FVE SFP Rk Opp
SFP
Rk Net
SFP
Rk SFD Rk Opp
SFD
Rk LFD Rk Opp
LFD
Rk
121 UTEP 4-7 -.17 72.5 107 70.6 61 -1.9 90 .072 117 .135 92 .248 102 .206 70
122 Charlotte 1-10 -.17 72.7 111 64.6 126 -8.1 125 .090 99 .213 125 .243 100 .169 108
123 Old Dominion 4-7 -.17 72.8 117 63.7 127 -9.1 128 .084 108 .215 126 .252 108 .169 107
124 Kansas 0-11 -.18 72.8 113 67.9 113 -4.9 112 .063 124 .150 109 .198 44 .158 116
125 Cincinnati 6-5 -.19 74.5 127 68.6 99 -5.9 120 .036 127 .143 98 .254 109 .173 104
126 Middle Tennessee 6-5 -.19 71.2 83 65.4 124 -5.8 118 .091 98 .197 123 .220 67 .152 122
127 Tulane 2-9 -.20 73.5 121 67.4 118 -6.0 121 .089 103 .191 120 .323 127 .165 112
128 Louisiana Monroe 1-11 -.21 72.1 101 63.4 128 -8.7 127 .091 97 .258 128 .188 31 .179 98