Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2014 FEI RATINGS, FIELD POSITION

through games of 12/6/2014

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 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 8-3 6 65.9 7 73.2 13 7.4 6 .163 10 .061 10 .173 25 .287 9
.579 2 Memphis 8-3 41 65.5 5 74.1 5 8.6 2 .187 4 .066 15 .137 5 .287 10
.576 3 Ohio State 12-1 5 64.2 2 75.2 1 11.0 1 .169 8 .069 18 .125 1 .303 4
.568 4 TCU 10-1 8 65.6 6 73.6 8 8.0 3 .187 5 .068 16 .173 24 .250 29
.561 5 Louisiana Tech 8-4 56 63.3 1 71.1 44 7.9 4 .208 2 .100 48 .132 3 .221 53
.556 6 Nebraska 8-3 29 64.9 4 71.5 35 6.5 9 .193 3 .081 28 .126 2 .221 54
.553 7 Baylor 10-1 9 66.4 10 73.6 7 7.2 7 .157 11 .044 2 .186 35 .206 71
.549 8 Oregon 11-1 1 67.5 14 73.7 6 6.2 10 .145 20 .047 3 .137 6 .250 28
.549 9 Michigan State 9-2 19 66.1 8 70.2 70 4.1 19 .179 7 .105 51 .163 19 .129 125
.549 10 Duke 8-3 26 66.8 11 73.3 10 6.5 8 .167 9 .093 41 .159 17 .279 14
.547 11 Minnesota 7-4 34 67.2 13 72.9 16 5.7 11 .142 22 .080 26 .173 26 .224 49
.546 12 Kansas State 8-3 24 69.1 32 73.1 14 4.0 20 .112 63 .055 6 .178 29 .236 40
.546 13 Florida 5-5 39 64.4 3 72.0 29 7.6 5 .214 1 .099 46 .222 76 .355 1
.543 14 Washington 7-5 40 70.0 56 71.1 46 1.1 44 .125 43 .097 44 .235 92 .248 32
.541 15 Georgia Tech 9-3 3 69.5 44 70.3 65 .8 52 .139 26 .085 32 .174 27 .154 114
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.537 16 Utah 7-4 21 68.5 22 72.6 25 4.2 17 .136 31 .108 60 .221 75 .295 6
.535 17 Georgia Southern 8-3 70 69.4 41 72.8 21 3.4 22 .133 35 .051 5 .230 86 .222 52
.534 18 Mississippi 8-3 7 71.6 93 74.4 2 2.8 27 .112 64 .056 7 .264 115 .286 11
.534 19 LSU 7-4 27 69.3 36 72.0 31 2.7 28 .111 65 .079 23 .206 58 .246 34
.533 20 Tennessee 5-6 42 68.4 21 72.7 22 4.3 16 .128 40 .080 24 .234 90 .275 15
.532 21 Arizona State 8-3 16 67.6 16 73.3 12 5.7 12 .153 13 .063 12 .181 31 .252 27
.531 22 Arizona 10-3 14 71.5 91 72.9 15 1.4 41 .110 69 .060 9 .239 95 .180 94
.527 23 Arkansas State 6-5 81 67.5 15 70.4 64 2.9 26 .139 27 .116 74 .215 64 .231 45
.526 24 Mississippi State 9-2 10 70.4 64 72.8 20 2.4 31 .147 15 .083 31 .265 117 .243 36
.526 25 Temple 5-6 67 68.8 27 69.9 73 1.0 45 .133 33 .112 71 .252 106 .209 68
.526 26 Nevada 6-5 47 68.5 23 70.2 69 1.7 37 .121 48 .098 45 .152 11 .174 98
.526 27 Ball State 4-6 84 68.8 26 71.2 43 2.4 30 .126 41 .085 33 .202 52 .171 100
.525 28 Arkansas 5-6 17 69.6 47 72.9 19 3.2 24 .140 23 .063 14 .228 82 .252 26
.524 29 Akron 4-7 96 67.9 18 71.3 39 3.5 21 .129 38 .108 59 .144 8 .254 25
.522 30 Oklahoma 8-4 22 69.1 29 72.0 28 3.0 25 .107 73 .077 21 .200 51 .134 123
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.518 31 Boise State 11-2 36 69.3 37 71.3 40 2.0 32 .113 62 .095 43 .156 16 .196 81
.516 32 USC 8-4 13 70.9 75 71.9 32 1.0 47 .122 47 .079 22 .290 121 .237 39
.515 33 Marshall 11-1 35 67.8 17 69.7 78 1.9 34 .133 32 .090 39 .193 43 .160 108
.515 34 Northern Illinois 10-2 74 69.5 43 74.2 3 4.7 15 .132 36 .050 4 .228 81 .262 20
.514 35 Louisiana Lafayette 7-4 100 69.2 33 74.2 4 5.0 13 .095 93 .068 17 .181 32 .288 8
.513 36 San Diego State 6-5 73 69.4 39 72.7 23 3.3 23 .116 56 .089 37 .198 49 .301 5
.513 37 North Carolina 5-6 60 71.0 76 72.6 24 1.7 38 .078 101 .090 38 .186 36 .269 18
.513 38 Florida Atlantic 3-9 97 70.4 61 70.8 54 .4 60 .080 99 .087 35 .153 12 .210 66
.512 39 Rice 7-5 107 68.6 25 69.8 74 1.2 42 .136 30 .115 73 .159 18 .130 124
.512 40 UNLV 1-11 109 70.3 60 71.2 42 .9 48 .115 59 .081 27 .197 47 .255 24
.512 41 Pittsburgh 5-6 37 68.0 19 72.9 18 4.9 14 .154 12 .089 36 .203 53 .274 16
.510 42 UAB 5-6 79 69.9 52 70.8 53 .9 49 .116 55 .105 52 .186 37 .180 93
.509 43 Notre Dame 7-5 44 67.2 12 71.4 37 4.2 18 .140 24 .071 19 .210 63 .191 85
.509 44 Texas State 6-5 95 70.2 58 72.0 30 1.7 36 .119 51 .080 25 .252 104 .159 109
.508 45 Virginia 4-7 31 69.4 42 71.0 49 1.6 39 .137 29 .106 54 .209 61 .250 30
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.507 46 East Carolina 7-4 48 70.5 68 71.4 36 .9 50 .126 42 .119 77 .259 111 .207 70
.507 47 Utah State 8-4 61 69.2 34 69.9 72 .8 53 .098 90 .132 89 .182 33 .225 48
.506 48 Colorado State 9-2 32 72.3 112 73.4 9 1.0 46 .099 89 .040 1 .264 116 .202 77
.506 49 Stanford 6-5 20 69.7 49 70.4 61 .7 54 .147 17 .112 72 .224 79 .250 31
.505 50 Kent State 2-9 111 71.8 103 73.3 11 1.5 40 .085 97 .063 13 .194 44 .291 7
.505 51 Houston 6-5 63 70.8 74 68.8 93 -2.0 91 .115 60 .137 97 .290 122 .160 107
.505 52 Auburn 7-4 11 70.5 65 70.7 55 .3 62 .125 44 .094 42 .217 67 .156 112
.505 53 Air Force 8-3 50 68.6 24 71.0 48 2.5 29 .106 77 .092 40 .136 4 .192 83
.503 54 New Mexico 4-8 94 71.9 105 70.7 57 -1.3 81 .076 103 .106 55 .242 99 .191 86
.503 55 Army 3-6 118 69.2 35 69.1 86 -.1 67 .125 45 .144 104 .216 65 .222 51
.503 56 Idaho 1-10 119 69.1 31 71.1 47 2.0 33 .104 80 .081 29 .187 38 .236 41
.503 57 Hawaii 3-9 89 71.4 88 71.3 41 -.1 68 .111 67 .111 68 .261 112 .229 46
.503 58 Central Florida 8-3 54 66.2 9 67.9 106 1.8 35 .185 6 .173 124 .156 14 .245 35
.501 59 Ohio 5-6 115 71.8 101 71.3 38 -.4 72 .104 81 .056 8 .296 125 .145 118
.500 60 Boston College 6-5 28 70.7 69 70.6 58 .0 64 .089 96 .152 109 .203 54 .280 13
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.500 61 Illinois 5-6 78 69.6 46 70.8 52 1.2 43 .105 79 .111 69 .165 20 .207 69
.500 62 Western Kentucky 7-5 65 70.7 72 67.8 110 -2.9 100 .098 91 .135 92 .217 69 .156 113
.498 63 Fresno State 5-7 93 70.7 70 70.4 63 -.2 70 .101 86 .103 50 .228 83 .247 33
.498 64 Clemson 8-3 18 69.7 50 70.3 66 .6 57 .146 18 .120 80 .270 118 .239 37
.498 65 Kentucky 4-7 76 69.6 45 69.8 75 .2 63 .107 74 .125 83 .198 50 .273 17
.497 66 UCLA 9-3 12 73.5 122 71.7 34 -1.9 88 .068 113 .082 30 .361 128 .219 56
.496 67 Middle Tennessee 5-6 92 68.3 20 68.8 92 .5 58 .140 25 .127 84 .184 34 .172 99
.496 68 Oklahoma State 5-6 80 71.9 106 70.9 51 -1.0 78 .072 107 .109 62 .223 78 .217 57
.495 69 Iowa State 2-9 87 72.5 116 72.9 17 .4 61 .061 119 .062 11 .167 21 .308 3
.495 70 BYU 7-4 46 69.6 48 69.5 80 -.1 69 .146 19 .151 108 .263 113 .281 12
.494 71 Texas A&M 6-5 52 71.8 99 72.4 26 .6 56 .069 111 .086 34 .207 59 .233 43
.494 72 Bowling Green 6-6 110 71.1 81 68.5 98 -2.6 96 .068 112 .112 70 .230 85 .199 79
.494 73 Maryland 6-5 58 69.9 53 68.9 91 -1.0 77 .117 53 .106 53 .204 56 .162 106
.493 74 UTSA 4-8 104 70.0 57 70.7 56 .7 55 .122 46 .110 67 .204 55 .262 22
.493 75 Cincinnati 9-3 62 71.7 94 69.7 79 -2.0 90 .095 92 .123 82 .241 96 .203 76
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.491 76 South Carolina 5-6 43 71.3 86 69.0 88 -2.3 94 .104 82 .162 119 .208 60 .214 63
.491 77 North Carolina State 6-5 59 70.5 67 71.0 50 .5 59 .117 52 .110 64 .198 48 .220 55
.490 78 Missouri 9-3 23 72.5 115 69.4 82 -3.1 102 .075 104 .099 47 .263 114 .163 105
.490 79 California 4-7 55 69.9 55 68.5 97 -1.4 82 .116 54 .145 105 .192 41 .186 88
.490 80 UTEP 7-5 114 70.5 66 70.2 68 -.3 71 .115 57 .110 65 .221 73 .150 117
.489 81 Toledo 7-4 71 71.0 79 69.5 81 -1.5 83 .109 71 .132 88 .248 102 .217 58
.488 82 Michigan 5-7 69 69.9 54 69.8 76 -.1 66 .111 66 .156 113 .151 10 .213 65
.487 83 Iowa 6-5 45 71.2 82 70.4 62 -.7 75 .056 123 .134 91 .242 97 .205 72
.487 84 Massachusetts 3-9 112 70.7 71 69.0 90 -1.7 85 .070 109 .136 94 .169 22 .157 110
.487 85 Florida State 12-0 4 70.8 73 67.9 105 -2.9 99 .108 72 .162 118 .252 105 .182 92
.487 86 Florida International 3-7 90 71.2 84 64.9 126 -6.3 122 .115 58 .230 127 .254 108 .135 121
.487 87 Alabama 11-1 2 71.3 85 72.1 27 .8 51 .077 102 .119 79 .192 42 .313 2
.487 88 Troy 3-8 126 72.1 110 68.4 100 -3.7 106 .106 78 .107 56 .231 89 .175 96
.487 89 Tulsa 2-10 102 71.4 89 68.4 99 -3.0 101 .111 68 .133 90 .196 45 .213 64
.486 90 Indiana 3-8 82 71.0 77 69.2 84 -1.7 86 .103 84 .119 78 .248 103 .168 102
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.485 91 Louisiana Monroe 4-8 101 72.1 108 70.1 71 -1.9 89 .066 115 .107 58 .285 120 .174 97
.485 92 Penn State 6-6 51 69.3 38 67.5 111 -1.8 87 .147 16 .161 117 .180 30 .195 82
.485 93 Buffalo 3-6 99 69.4 40 66.9 115 -2.5 95 .132 37 .118 76 .170 23 .157 111
.484 94 South Florida 3-8 120 71.8 100 71.7 33 .0 65 .106 76 .107 57 .230 87 .268 19
.484 95 Wisconsin 9-3 30 70.4 63 69.3 83 -1.1 79 .119 50 .110 66 .216 66 .184 91
.484 96 Syracuse 2-9 72 73.4 121 69.1 85 -4.3 111 .094 94 .149 106 .291 123 .231 44
.483 97 Virginia Tech 5-6 25 72.0 107 66.0 124 -6.0 120 .138 28 .154 111 .316 127 .201 78
.482 98 South Alabama 6-6 103 70.3 59 68.6 96 -1.7 84 .129 39 .149 107 .150 9 .255 23
.481 99 Miami 5-6 33 71.7 95 71.1 45 -.6 74 .085 98 .076 20 .237 93 .235 42
.481 100 Wake Forest 2-9 86 69.8 51 68.6 95 -1.2 80 .120 49 .132 87 .188 39 .209 67
.480 101 Purdue 2-9 77 68.9 28 66.2 123 -2.7 97 .144 21 .142 101 .209 62 .134 122
.479 102 Northwestern 4-7 57 70.4 62 66.7 118 -3.7 108 .104 83 .167 121 .222 77 .167 103
.477 103 Western Michigan 7-4 49 71.2 83 67.9 107 -3.3 104 .092 95 .153 110 .218 71 .185 90
.476 104 Miami (OH) 2-9 105 71.7 96 68.0 104 -3.7 107 .102 85 .137 96 .205 57 .177 95
.476 105 Rutgers 6-5 88 71.0 78 67.8 109 -3.2 103 .100 87 .136 93 .192 40 .136 120
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.475 106 Oregon State 4-7 66 71.7 97 69.1 87 -2.7 98 .078 100 .101 49 .273 119 .217 59
.473 107 West Virginia 6-5 38 73.8 125 69.0 89 -4.8 113 .053 124 .139 100 .257 109 .238 38
.473 108 North Texas 3-8 124 71.0 80 70.5 59 -.5 73 .066 116 .116 75 .156 15 .215 61
.472 109 Louisville 8-3 15 69.1 30 67.0 113 -2.1 92 .151 14 .138 99 .247 100 .186 89
.470 110 Kansas 2-9 98 71.8 102 68.3 102 -3.5 105 .107 75 .143 102 .221 74 .198 80
.468 111 Vanderbilt 2-9 121 72.7 117 68.4 101 -4.3 112 .071 108 .143 103 .221 72 .188 87
.467 112 Texas Tech 3-8 85 73.8 124 69.8 77 -4.1 110 .067 114 .108 61 .230 84 .216 60
.466 113 Texas 6-6 64 71.5 90 70.5 60 -1.0 76 .113 61 .110 63 .291 124 .226 47
.460 114 Central Michigan 6-5 83 71.7 98 66.5 119 -5.3 117 .060 121 .171 123 .197 46 .154 115
.460 115 Appalachian State 6-4 113 71.6 92 66.4 120 -5.2 115 .109 70 .136 95 .257 110 .126 127
.459 116 Navy 5-5 53 72.3 111 70.2 67 -2.1 93 .057 122 .155 112 .143 7 .262 21
.458 117 Connecticut 1-10 108 71.8 104 66.9 114 -4.9 114 .070 110 .164 120 .242 98 .164 104
.454 118 Colorado 2-10 75 72.1 109 68.1 103 -4.1 109 .063 118 .131 86 .176 28 .222 50
.453 119 New Mexico State 1-10 123 72.5 114 67.2 112 -5.3 118 .073 106 .159 115 .153 13 .205 73
.450 120 Old Dominion 5-6 116 73.4 120 67.8 108 -5.6 119 .075 105 .128 85 .217 68 .128 126
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.443 121 Southern Mississippi 2-9 122 73.8 123 66.2 122 -7.6 126 .063 117 .169 122 .230 88 .203 74
.437 122 San Jose State 2-9 106 72.9 118 65.8 125 -7.1 124 .060 120 .156 114 .224 80 .138 119
.433 123 Tulane 2-9 91 73.1 119 66.7 117 -6.3 123 .099 88 .160 116 .305 126 .192 84
.433 124 SMU 1-11 125 71.4 87 64.2 128 -7.2 125 .133 34 .210 126 .234 91 .169 101
.429 125 Washington State 2-9 68 73.9 126 68.7 94 -5.2 116 .036 127 .137 98 .217 70 .214 62
.424 126 Wyoming 3-8 117 76.1 128 66.7 116 -9.3 127 .051 125 .123 81 .248 101 .123 128
.423 127 Georgia State 0-11 127 74.5 127 64.9 127 -9.6 128 .035 128 .232 128 .252 107 .152 116
.423 128 Eastern Michigan 1-10 128 72.5 113 66.3 121 -6.2 121 .051 126 .186 125 .237 94 .203 75