Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2014 FEI RATINGS, FIELD POSITION

through games of 9/27/2014

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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.621 1 Michigan State 2-1 23 56.5 1 73.6 27 17.1 2 .324 1 .030 12 .088 3 .121 114
.617 2 TCU 2-0 20 59.2 2 76.7 3 17.5 1 .304 2 .043 19 .087 2 .348 7
.613 3 Georgia 3-1 14 66.1 9 76.5 4 10.4 6 .163 21 .022 5 .209 63 .348 8
.603 4 Temple 2-1 70 66.8 16 74.2 17 7.4 11 .212 6 .029 10 .333 120 .229 52
.601 5 Florida 2-1 42 62.8 4 72.0 47 9.3 8 .282 3 .077 44 .256 99 .308 18
.590 6 Baylor 3-0 16 60.9 3 74.1 20 13.3 3 .194 9 .028 9 .111 6 .167 91
.587 7 Utah 2-1 24 67.6 20 74.3 16 6.8 12 .132 40 .000 1 .211 66 .158 98
.583 8 Washington 3-1 39 69.1 39 73.5 28 4.4 30 .152 28 .100 64 .239 88 .320 13
.580 9 Memphis 1-2 63 69.5 43 74.1 21 4.6 28 .154 27 .079 48 .231 83 .368 4
.580 10 Duke 3-1 48 66.7 14 76.4 5 9.7 7 .170 17 .063 30 .170 29 .333 10
.572 11 Mississippi 4-0 11 68.6 34 74.8 9 6.2 16 .200 7 .070 37 .200 53 .326 11
.571 12 UCLA 4-0 9 74.6 116 74.6 11 .1 58 .064 99 .020 4 .362 126 .204 71
.569 13 Minnesota 3-1 52 66.1 10 71.4 57 5.3 21 .191 11 .128 83 .170 30 .191 77
.567 14 Auburn 4-0 3 68.5 32 71.4 56 2.9 38 .171 16 .089 53 .195 49 .111 117
.565 15 Hawaii 0-3 81 69.7 50 74.8 10 5.1 23 .159 24 .049 23 .341 121 .268 29
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.564 16 LSU 3-1 13 67.6 22 72.8 39 5.2 22 .100 64 .078 47 .180 39 .255 38
.559 17 Oklahoma 4-0 7 69.5 44 72.3 45 2.7 39 .093 72 .043 18 .209 64 .106 119
.558 18 Stanford 2-1 6 66.9 18 77.9 1 11.0 5 .233 4 .000 1 .200 51 .357 6
.556 19 Nebraska 4-0 25 69.9 52 73.4 30 3.5 34 .070 92 .000 1 .163 22 .111 116
.555 20 Ohio State 3-1 17 64.6 6 77.2 2 12.6 4 .146 31 .044 20 .171 31 .311 16
.554 21 Akron 1-2 88 69.6 45 75.2 7 5.6 19 .118 55 .063 31 .206 60 .313 15
.553 22 Northwestern 1-2 43 66.9 17 71.6 52 4.7 26 .108 61 .135 88 .081 1 .270 28
.552 23 Kansas State 2-1 26 66.4 11 72.9 38 6.4 15 .188 13 .100 63 .156 19 .233 51
.552 24 Mississippi State 4-0 12 67.8 23 74.5 14 6.6 13 .170 19 .073 43 .264 106 .291 22
.551 25 Maryland 3-1 27 68.8 35 73.9 22 5.1 24 .125 44 .077 45 .188 42 .250 40
.548 26 Georgia Tech 3-0 32 69.7 49 70.4 72 .7 54 .125 47 .091 56 .219 75 .212 61
.545 27 Air Force 2-1 77 67.9 24 73.2 36 5.3 20 .128 43 .079 49 .179 37 .289 23
.544 28 UTSA 1-3 62 64.4 5 73.3 34 8.9 9 .185 14 .056 25 .130 10 .259 35
.541 29 BYU 4-0 18 66.1 8 72.7 41 6.6 14 .222 5 .102 68 .200 57 .367 5
.541 30 North Carolina State 3-1 50 68.1 28 73.8 24 5.7 18 .163 22 .070 38 .209 65 .326 12
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.537 31 UNLV 0-4 111 73.2 102 76.4 6 3.2 36 .064 98 .022 6 .213 67 .311 17
.536 32 Arizona 4-0 33 70.8 61 74.8 8 4.1 32 .098 67 .039 15 .216 69 .157 103
.535 33 Ball State 0-2 76 72.7 97 71.3 58 -1.4 81 .100 66 .095 60 .200 56 .095 123
.535 34 Florida Atlantic 2-3 108 70.1 56 70.8 65 .8 53 .093 73 .091 57 .167 27 .182 81
.533 35 Indiana 1-2 64 70.3 58 74.3 15 4.1 33 .132 41 .026 8 .263 105 .211 62
.532 36 Purdue 1-3 98 65.7 7 70.4 73 4.7 27 .200 8 .100 62 .140 13 .160 95
.530 37 Syracuse 1-2 56 73.1 101 73.4 31 .3 56 .065 96 .065 35 .226 78 .226 53
.529 38 Notre Dame 4-0 15 66.7 13 74.5 13 7.8 10 .190 12 .048 22 .190 46 .190 78
.528 39 Georgia Southern 2-2 75 71.1 71 74.5 12 3.4 35 .140 35 .045 21 .302 116 .205 69
.525 40 Oregon 3-0 1 69.1 38 74.1 18 5.1 25 .097 68 .063 33 .129 9 .313 14
.524 41 Pittsburgh 2-2 54 69.5 42 73.7 26 4.2 31 .170 18 .064 34 .191 48 .234 50
.524 42 Arkansas 2-2 31 71.1 70 73.5 29 2.5 43 .075 88 .070 39 .200 54 .279 24
.524 43 Arkansas State 1-2 89 67.4 19 70.1 78 2.7 40 .125 45 .128 84 .250 96 .256 37
.521 44 Army 1-2 95 66.6 12 69.6 83 3.0 37 .194 10 .194 117 .226 79 .226 54
.521 45 Louisiana Tech 2-2 87 68.2 29 69.1 90 1.0 51 .091 74 .146 101 .136 11 .220 57
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.518 46 Nevada 2-1 51 73.3 104 71.8 50 -1.6 85 .031 120 .030 13 .219 74 .182 82
.518 47 Tennessee 2-2 65 68.0 25 72.5 43 4.5 29 .130 42 .041 16 .241 89 .306 19
.518 48 East Carolina 2-1 35 72.2 94 71.2 60 -1.1 75 .081 84 .105 70 .243 91 .158 99
.517 49 Western Kentucky 2-2 66 70.0 55 69.4 89 -.7 70 .120 52 .100 65 .260 102 .140 109
.514 50 North Carolina 1-2 71 71.9 87 72.9 37 1.0 50 .077 86 .079 50 .179 38 .237 49
.513 51 Cincinnati 2-1 60 70.9 66 69.0 92 -1.9 88 .114 58 .125 82 .257 101 .156 105
.512 52 Vanderbilt 1-4 112 70.3 59 68.8 94 -1.5 84 .102 63 .167 108 .184 41 .204 72
.512 53 Wisconsin 2-1 22 70.1 57 69.7 81 -.4 67 .143 33 .088 52 .229 81 .147 107
.505 54 Central Florida 0-2 49 68.1 26 68.3 101 .2 57 .158 25 .158 104 .105 5 .053 128
.505 55 Virginia 2-2 46 66.8 15 72.8 40 6.1 17 .167 20 .060 28 .167 25 .240 48
.504 56 Missouri 3-1 10 71.7 83 71.7 51 .1 59 .137 36 .078 46 .275 110 .157 104
.503 57 North Texas 1-2 102 69.7 48 66.6 113 -3.1 97 .059 105 .135 90 .206 61 .243 45
.502 58 Boston College 2-2 47 71.7 84 70.8 66 -.9 72 .043 114 .114 74 .174 35 .250 39
.502 59 Iowa State 1-2 59 74.9 119 71.2 59 -3.6 104 .061 103 .059 27 .242 90 .206 65
.502 60 Texas A&M 4-0 5 71.5 80 73.4 32 1.9 44 .100 65 .071 41 .200 55 .190 79
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.500 61 Rice 1-3 100 70.0 53 69.6 84 -.3 66 .122 49 .122 81 .098 4 .098 120
.499 62 Miami (OH) 0-4 92 68.9 36 67.5 106 -1.3 80 .118 56 .120 80 .157 20 .160 96
.499 63 Marshall 3-0 34 67.6 21 70.2 76 2.6 41 .152 29 .057 26 .121 7 .171 90
.498 64 Florida International 1-2 94 68.5 33 65.2 120 -3.4 100 .143 34 .256 126 .238 87 .140 110
.498 65 Boise State 3-2 68 70.8 62 69.4 88 -1.4 82 .094 71 .145 98 .219 76 .203 73
.497 66 New Mexico State 1-3 124 70.7 60 69.5 85 -1.2 78 .087 80 .089 54 .152 17 .178 85
.497 67 USC 3-1 8 71.9 89 70.3 74 -1.6 87 .136 37 .068 36 .341 122 .182 83
.496 68 Virginia Tech 2-2 28 71.8 86 68.3 99 -3.5 102 .091 76 .130 85 .164 23 .241 47
.495 69 Louisiana Monroe 3-1 118 71.6 81 72.7 42 1.1 47 .063 100 .060 29 .271 109 .260 34
.493 70 Kansas 1-2 93 71.1 73 70.6 69 -.5 68 .162 23 .139 94 .243 92 .306 20
.492 71 Toledo 2-2 74 70.0 54 71.0 61 1.0 49 .143 32 .136 91 .190 47 .250 41
.491 72 Houston 1-2 58 70.9 64 66.9 110 -3.9 108 .150 30 .132 86 .350 123 .158 100
.488 73 Rutgers 3-1 38 72.7 98 71.5 54 -1.2 77 .067 95 .089 55 .244 94 .178 86
.488 74 Oklahoma State 2-1 21 71.0 69 70.8 64 -.2 61 .091 75 .119 79 .205 59 .190 80
.487 75 West Virginia 1-2 41 72.5 96 73.7 25 1.3 46 .075 89 .051 24 .200 52 .256 36
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.486 76 Florida State 3-0 2 71.1 72 67.2 109 -3.9 107 .119 54 .182 114 .310 117 .295 21
.486 77 Texas 2-2 55 69.6 46 70.4 70 .8 52 .125 46 .143 96 .292 114 .245 43
.485 78 Ohio 2-2 119 74.7 117 71.9 48 -2.8 93 .024 122 .024 7 .238 86 .119 115
.484 79 Wake Forest 1-3 83 71.2 75 68.5 97 -2.7 92 .118 57 .096 61 .216 70 .173 88
.484 80 South Alabama 2-2 97 73.3 103 69.4 87 -3.8 105 .063 102 .163 107 .146 15 .265 30
.484 81 Middle Tennessee 2-2 84 68.5 31 68.2 104 -.2 63 .157 26 .157 103 .157 21 .157 102
.484 82 Utah State 1-2 78 69.3 40 66.1 117 -3.2 99 .122 51 .209 120 .244 93 .279 25
.483 83 Massachusetts 0-5 115 69.3 41 69.1 91 -.3 65 .082 83 .103 69 .164 24 .172 89
.483 84 Kentucky 2-1 82 68.4 30 71.0 62 2.6 42 .135 38 .184 115 .216 73 .342 9
.481 85 Idaho 0-4 116 70.9 67 70.2 77 -.8 71 .083 82 .087 51 .167 26 .217 58
.480 86 UTEP 2-2 113 71.7 82 71.5 55 -.2 62 .049 110 .100 67 .220 77 .175 87
.480 87 Texas State 1-2 96 69.8 51 68.2 103 -1.6 86 .125 48 .184 116 .250 97 .132 111
.480 88 San Diego State 1-2 79 73.9 106 73.9 23 .0 60 .065 97 .071 42 .290 113 .393 1
.477 89 South Carolina 3-2 30 72.4 95 69.5 86 -2.9 95 .036 118 .160 105 .127 8 .260 33
.475 90 Colorado 2-3 80 71.9 88 68.5 96 -3.4 101 .071 91 .116 76 .214 68 .246 42
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.474 91 Washington State 1-3 36 71.0 68 72.4 44 1.4 45 .040 116 .041 17 .140 12 .204 70
.474 92 Western Michigan 1-2 86 69.1 37 68.8 93 -.2 64 .083 81 .139 95 .167 28 .083 126
.472 93 Bowling Green 2-2 90 71.3 78 68.3 98 -3.0 96 .073 90 .143 97 .182 40 .196 76
.470 94 South Florida 1-3 110 71.2 74 69.8 80 -1.4 83 .122 50 .175 110 .171 32 .275 26
.470 95 Appalachian State 0-3 126 72.0 90 70.9 63 -1.1 76 .067 94 .138 93 .200 58 .241 46
.469 96 New Mexico 1-3 117 71.8 85 70.4 71 -1.3 79 .068 93 .106 72 .227 80 .213 59
.467 97 Michigan 2-3 67 73.9 108 67.6 105 -6.3 115 .038 117 .200 119 .231 84 .220 56
.467 98 Penn State 4-1 44 71.2 76 67.4 108 -3.8 106 .088 79 .145 99 .175 36 .127 112
.467 99 Colorado State 2-1 69 77.0 127 74.1 19 -2.9 94 .000 125 .029 11 .375 128 .265 31
.462 100 California 2-1 53 68.1 27 64.9 122 -3.2 98 .178 15 .146 100 .156 18 .083 125
.461 101 Miami 2-2 37 69.7 47 70.7 68 1.0 48 .109 59 .063 32 .152 16 .271 27
.459 102 Arizona State 2-1 61 70.9 63 71.5 53 .6 55 .108 62 .111 73 .216 71 .222 55
.459 103 Clemson 1-2 19 72.8 99 70.8 67 -2.1 89 .119 53 .093 59 .357 124 .209 64
.459 104 Texas Tech 1-2 73 73.1 100 68.2 102 -4.8 111 .081 85 .135 89 .189 45 .243 44
.459 105 Illinois 2-2 85 71.4 79 68.6 95 -2.7 91 .060 104 .118 77 .140 14 .157 101
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.458 106 Old Dominion 2-2 107 76.1 124 68.3 100 -7.8 117 .089 77 .136 92 .289 111 .159 97
.452 107 Tulsa 1-3 105 70.9 65 67.4 107 -3.5 103 .135 39 .180 113 .173 34 .200 74
.451 108 Louisiana Lafayette 0-3 121 71.3 77 70.3 75 -1.0 73 .063 101 .100 66 .188 43 .200 75
.449 109 Louisville 3-1 29 72.2 93 62.0 124 -10.2 124 .094 70 .218 122 .321 119 .109 118
.448 110 Buffalo 1-2 106 74.3 112 64.7 123 -9.6 122 .054 108 .171 109 .216 72 .143 108
.447 111 Iowa 3-1 45 73.9 107 73.3 35 -.6 69 .023 123 .070 40 .256 98 .209 63
.446 112 Central Michigan 1-3 104 74.1 110 66.0 118 -8.2 118 .049 111 .220 123 .171 33 .122 113
.444 113 Oregon State 2-1 40 74.2 111 69.8 79 -4.4 109 .031 121 .114 75 .250 95 .371 3
.442 114 Kent State 0-4 114 75.9 123 69.7 82 -6.2 114 .022 124 .091 58 .196 50 .205 67
.442 115 Tulane 0-4 103 72.0 91 66.9 111 -5.1 112 .109 60 .227 125 .261 103 .205 68
.441 116 Navy 2-3 57 74.4 114 73.4 33 -1.0 74 .057 106 .118 78 .208 62 .373 2
.438 117 Connecticut 0-4 91 74.4 113 66.6 115 -7.8 116 .042 115 .175 111 .313 118 .150 106
.429 118 Troy 0-4 128 75.4 121 66.4 116 -9.0 120 .077 87 .162 106 .256 100 .162 94
.426 119 Alabama 4-0 4 74.5 115 71.8 49 -2.7 90 .053 109 .105 71 .237 85 .263 32
.422 120 Fresno State 1-3 109 75.6 122 66.6 114 -9.0 121 .000 125 .149 102 .229 82 .213 60
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.420 121 UAB 1-2 99 72.0 92 66.6 112 -5.4 113 .095 69 .179 112 .262 104 .179 84
.414 122 Southern Mississippi 1-3 123 73.7 105 61.7 125 -12.0 125 .089 78 .209 121 .267 108 .093 124
.407 123 Northern Illinois 2-1 72 76.9 126 72.2 46 -4.7 110 .032 119 .032 14 .290 112 .097 122
.397 124 Georgia State 0-3 122 74.0 109 65.5 119 -8.5 119 .056 107 .194 118 .361 125 .167 93
.389 125 San Jose State 0-3 101 75.1 120 65.0 121 -10.1 123 .000 125 .133 87 .188 44 .167 92
.384 126 Wyoming 2-2 120 78.4 128 61.2 126 -17.2 127 .049 112 .220 124 .293 115 .098 121
.356 127 Eastern Michigan 0-3 127 74.9 118 60.9 127 -13.9 126 .000 125 .324 128 .265 107 .206 66
.356 128 SMU 0-4 125 76.7 125 56.4 128 -20.3 128 .049 113 .268 127 .366 127 .073 127