Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2012 FEI RATINGS, FIELD POSITION

through games of 1/7/2013

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 2012 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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.577 1 Kansas State 10-2 4 63.7 1 74.4 2 10.7 1 .198 3 .025 1 .138 4 .244 37
.568 2 Middle Tennessee 8-3 92 66.5 6 72.2 23 5.7 13 .173 11 .083 25 .145 7 .174 93
.561 3 Louisiana Tech 9-3 46 67.2 15 73.1 14 6.0 10 .131 45 .067 8 .157 10 .240 41
.559 4 Miami 6-5 60 67.6 22 74.3 3 6.7 5 .157 21 .078 19 .181 29 .341 2
.556 5 LSU 9-3 12 67.6 21 73.1 13 5.5 15 .157 22 .076 16 .193 40 .264 15
.555 6 Alabama 12-1 1 65.8 3 74.1 5 8.3 2 .163 17 .081 23 .163 14 .203 73
.554 7 Vanderbilt 8-4 43 66.4 4 72.7 22 6.3 7 .188 7 .067 9 .211 57 .306 6
.553 8 Stanford 12-2 7 69.2 43 73.1 12 3.9 23 .113 67 .089 34 .213 61 .274 10
.552 9 Kent State 10-3 53 67.8 26 71.5 34 3.7 24 .162 18 .080 21 .253 105 .215 61
.552 10 Wisconsin 7-6 15 67.5 20 73.6 11 6.0 9 .143 32 .060 6 .169 18 .320 3
.543 11 Oregon 11-1 2 67.5 19 68.1 90 .6 57 .180 9 .117 58 .252 104 .219 55
.542 12 BYU 7-5 29 67.1 14 74.7 1 7.6 3 .164 15 .077 17 .201 49 .308 5
.541 13 Central Florida 10-4 35 67.4 17 73.0 19 5.6 14 .148 30 .087 29 .239 92 .273 11
.539 14 Florida State 10-2 13 67.1 12 71.6 32 4.5 19 .165 14 .101 46 .241 94 .295 8
.538 15 UCLA 9-5 33 66.8 9 73.7 9 6.8 4 .194 5 .071 12 .183 31 .255 24
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.537 16 Boise State 11-2 32 66.4 5 72.8 21 6.4 6 .198 2 .075 13 .167 17 .246 33
.536 17 Florida 10-2 5 66.8 8 71.3 39 4.5 20 .212 1 .124 69 .263 110 .263 16
.535 18 Northwestern 9-3 21 69.9 58 70.9 50 1.1 49 .133 40 .083 27 .224 71 .214 62
.535 19 Utah 4-7 58 68.5 35 71.0 46 2.6 33 .146 31 .127 75 .228 77 .246 34
.534 20 Arizona State 7-5 37 66.9 10 72.1 24 5.3 16 .136 37 .092 39 .184 32 .230 47
.534 21 Texas 9-4 17 69.1 42 72.0 25 3.0 29 .156 24 .099 44 .222 69 .261 17
.534 22 Cincinnati 8-3 20 68.0 29 74.3 4 6.2 8 .142 33 .055 3 .197 45 .258 21
.533 23 Ball State 9-4 68 67.9 28 73.8 8 5.9 12 .094 90 .068 10 .148 8 .297 7
.532 24 Bowling Green 7-5 72 68.2 30 71.0 49 2.8 30 .158 20 .091 37 .187 33 .238 44
.532 25 Memphis 4-7 95 67.9 27 71.1 43 3.2 26 .195 4 .123 68 .212 60 .272 13
.532 26 SMU 6-6 76 66.9 11 69.3 78 2.3 36 .186 8 .119 61 .221 68 .147 112
.527 27 Texas State 3-8 104 68.7 37 72.0 26 3.3 25 .123 54 .079 20 .158 11 .272 12
.527 28 Fresno State 8-4 54 69.4 47 71.4 38 2.0 38 .155 25 .086 28 .223 70 .230 48
.527 29 Utah State 10-2 24 68.9 39 74.0 6 5.1 17 .121 58 .077 18 .250 103 .364 1
.526 30 Georgia 11-2 8 68.3 32 73.0 16 4.7 18 .150 28 .067 7 .218 65 .260 18
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.525 31 Toledo 8-4 56 71.8 92 72.0 27 .2 64 .096 88 .087 31 .316 123 .255 26
.524 32 Mississippi State 7-5 62 67.7 24 73.6 10 5.9 11 .140 34 .070 11 .194 41 .318 4
.524 33 Iowa State 5-7 39 71.1 82 71.8 29 .7 56 .108 72 .087 30 .196 43 .242 39
.522 34 USC 7-6 30 67.7 25 69.3 77 1.6 41 .132 43 .152 100 .145 6 .245 35
.521 35 New Mexico 3-9 109 72.0 103 73.0 15 1.0 50 .086 99 .054 2 .259 107 .196 81
.520 36 Rice 7-6 80 70.0 61 69.8 70 -.1 67 .122 56 .129 76 .231 81 .187 86
.520 37 North Carolina 7-4 47 69.8 55 71.4 36 1.6 40 .107 75 .098 43 .237 90 .250 31
.519 38 TCU 6-6 22 65.7 2 70.0 66 4.2 21 .179 10 .126 73 .160 12 .252 29
.518 39 Iowa 3-8 63 69.7 53 70.5 58 .7 52 .096 87 .133 82 .224 73 .219 56
.517 40 Louisiana Monroe 8-5 69 69.6 52 70.3 59 .7 54 .105 79 .110 50 .182 30 .205 68
.517 41 Ohio 8-4 70 69.9 59 73.0 18 3.1 28 .109 70 .103 47 .188 35 .257 22
.516 42 San Jose State 10-2 38 70.3 70 71.7 31 1.3 46 .122 55 .075 14 .237 89 .259 20
.513 43 Clemson 10-2 25 69.4 48 70.2 63 .8 51 .132 41 .117 59 .181 28 .228 50
.512 44 Oklahoma 9-3 6 71.5 88 73.9 7 2.4 35 .084 101 .090 35 .206 55 .269 14
.511 45 Pittsburgh 5-6 44 67.3 16 70.5 57 3.2 27 .153 27 .114 54 .178 24 .228 49
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.511 46 Washington 6-6 55 66.6 7 69.2 79 2.7 32 .156 23 .126 74 .170 20 .170 95
.511 47 Tennessee 4-7 61 68.3 31 70.8 53 2.5 34 .120 59 .119 62 .169 19 .231 46
.510 48 Missouri 4-7 57 69.2 45 67.1 106 -2.1 83 .173 12 .194 116 .259 108 .295 9
.510 49 Baylor 7-5 18 70.2 67 69.5 75 -.7 74 .091 93 .112 53 .161 13 .147 111
.509 50 Penn State 8-4 31 67.1 13 71.3 40 4.2 22 .191 6 .082 24 .176 21 .216 60
.509 51 Rutgers 8-4 34 70.2 65 68.1 91 -2.0 82 .162 19 .143 89 .246 100 .170 96
.506 52 South Carolina 10-2 11 69.9 60 68.0 94 -1.9 80 .115 64 .144 90 .213 62 .205 71
.505 53 Connecticut 5-7 64 69.2 44 69.8 71 .6 58 .103 80 .148 95 .152 9 .201 74
.505 54 Arizona 7-5 41 69.8 57 70.2 62 .4 61 .166 13 .125 70 .212 59 .257 23
.505 55 Ohio State 12-0 9 70.8 75 70.3 61 -.5 71 .094 91 .130 77 .180 26 .247 32
.504 56 Syracuse 7-5 27 70.4 71 71.9 28 1.5 42 .130 46 .111 51 .203 52 .244 36
.504 57 Texas A&M 9-2 3 72.8 114 73.0 17 .2 65 .076 112 .057 4 .227 76 .163 101
.503 58 Auburn 2-9 116 71.6 91 71.0 48 -.6 73 .098 86 .088 33 .196 44 .204 72
.503 59 Northern Illinois 11-2 36 68.5 36 71.2 41 2.7 31 .086 100 .091 38 .136 3 .259 19
.501 60 Western Kentucky 6-6 66 67.4 18 68.6 85 1.1 47 .128 48 .146 92 .120 1 .238 43
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.501 61 Navy 7-5 103 72.0 101 70.6 54 -1.4 78 .075 113 .114 55 .189 36 .219 54
.501 62 Oregon State 8-4 16 70.8 76 71.5 33 .7 53 .116 61 .115 56 .240 93 .243 38
.501 63 UTEP 3-9 88 71.8 94 70.9 51 -1.0 75 .064 120 .120 65 .220 66 .226 51
.500 64 San Diego State 8-4 48 69.0 41 68.7 81 -.3 70 .164 16 .133 81 .242 95 .164 100
.499 65 Michigan State 7-6 23 69.6 51 71.0 45 1.5 43 .094 89 .090 36 .220 67 .200 77
.497 66 Minnesota 5-7 74 69.4 49 69.7 72 .3 63 .127 49 .125 71 .224 72 .250 30
.497 67 East Carolina 7-5 107 69.8 54 71.4 37 1.6 39 .138 36 .094 41 .232 82 .174 94
.497 68 Tulsa 10-3 40 70.3 68 71.0 47 .7 55 .123 53 .095 42 .207 56 .223 52
.496 69 Purdue 5-7 89 68.4 34 70.5 56 2.1 37 .124 50 .120 64 .179 25 .254 28
.494 70 North Texas 3-8 99 71.6 90 73.0 20 1.4 45 .081 106 .058 5 .202 50 .200 75
.493 71 Hawaii 2-9 120 67.7 23 67.5 101 -.2 69 .131 44 .145 91 .139 5 .169 97
.493 72 Army 2-9 108 70.6 74 68.9 80 -1.7 79 .076 111 .132 79 .136 2 .158 104
.492 73 Duke 5-7 87 70.3 69 71.8 30 1.5 44 .116 62 .108 48 .239 91 .237 45
.492 74 Notre Dame 12-1 10 72.0 98 71.5 35 -.5 72 .119 60 .076 15 .333 124 .206 67
.491 75 Oklahoma State 7-5 14 70.0 62 71.1 44 1.1 48 .107 73 .111 52 .228 78 .208 65
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.491 76 Temple 3-7 83 68.9 40 69.3 76 .4 60 .153 26 .140 87 .216 63 .149 107
.490 77 Georgia Tech 6-7 50 69.5 50 66.9 110 -2.6 89 .140 35 .150 98 .225 75 .158 105
.489 78 Florida Atlantic 2-9 114 69.8 56 70.3 60 .5 59 .102 81 .117 57 .164 16 .217 59
.488 79 Central Michigan 6-6 100 70.4 73 70.8 52 .4 62 .109 71 .092 40 .233 84 .254 27
.487 80 Nevada 6-6 65 70.2 66 70.2 64 .0 66 .106 76 .088 32 .191 39 .131 119
.486 81 Indiana 3-8 71 72.0 100 70.0 65 -2.0 81 .070 116 .081 22 .190 38 .132 118
.485 82 Troy 5-7 77 72.2 105 71.1 42 -1.1 76 .105 77 .101 45 .270 113 .255 25
.485 83 Air Force 5-7 96 70.2 64 67.9 95 -2.3 86 .080 109 .119 63 .176 22 .143 114
.483 84 North Carolina State 6-6 59 71.4 85 67.8 96 -3.6 98 .113 65 .150 97 .298 121 .139 117
.483 85 Michigan 8-5 26 70.1 63 68.0 93 -2.1 84 .089 96 .131 78 .244 99 .123 121
.482 86 Kentucky 1-10 111 70.9 78 67.3 103 -3.6 99 .122 57 .133 83 .243 97 .181 89
.481 87 Texas Tech 7-5 45 69.3 46 67.1 105 -2.2 85 .115 63 .167 109 .177 23 .159 103
.481 88 West Virginia 6-6 52 70.9 79 66.9 108 -4.0 101 .080 110 .122 67 .232 83 .122 122
.480 89 Louisville 10-2 28 68.4 33 68.2 89 -.2 68 .148 29 .147 94 .234 86 .217 57
.479 90 Louisiana Lafayette 8-4 75 74.1 121 70.5 55 -3.5 97 .073 115 .132 80 .285 119 .222 53
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.478 91 Maryland 3-8 81 68.8 38 64.9 119 -3.9 100 .129 47 .178 115 .180 27 .148 109
.478 92 Massachusetts 1-11 123 70.9 77 69.7 73 -1.2 77 .101 83 .149 96 .225 74 .207 66
.477 93 Virginia Tech 6-6 49 70.4 72 67.7 98 -2.7 90 .110 68 .122 66 .233 85 .205 69
.476 94 California 2-9 79 71.2 83 68.4 87 -2.8 92 .105 78 .141 88 .188 34 .141 115
.475 95 Colorado State 4-7 121 72.9 115 66.2 115 -6.7 116 .052 123 .214 120 .200 48 .179 92
.472 96 UTSA 4-4 118 70.9 80 66.9 111 -4.1 102 .124 52 .151 99 .247 101 .116 123
.472 97 Wyoming 4-7 94 72.3 109 70.0 67 -2.4 87 .101 82 .154 102 .235 87 .197 80
.471 98 Florida International 3-9 85 72.0 102 67.0 107 -5.0 109 .081 107 .159 107 .228 79 .185 87
.471 99 South Alabama 1-11 105 70.9 81 66.5 113 -4.4 107 .107 74 .140 86 .195 42 .167 98
.467 100 UAB 2-9 113 71.5 87 65.6 117 -5.9 110 .080 108 .220 122 .197 46 .167 99
.467 101 Southern Mississippi 0-12 115 71.8 95 65.9 116 -6.0 114 .098 84 .217 121 .242 96 .217 58
.465 102 Western Michigan 3-8 82 71.4 86 65.5 118 -5.9 111 .089 97 .157 106 .200 47 .110 124
.463 103 Wake Forest 4-7 102 72.0 99 68.5 86 -3.4 96 .134 39 .157 105 .276 115 .189 85
.462 104 Arkansas State 9-3 51 73.0 116 68.6 83 -4.3 106 .098 85 .108 49 .295 120 .150 106
.462 105 Houston 5-7 84 72.3 108 68.1 92 -4.2 103 .092 92 .154 103 .258 106 .198 79
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.461 106 Miami (OH) 3-8 112 72.4 110 69.9 68 -2.5 88 .091 94 .083 26 .190 37 .149 108
.458 107 Arkansas 3-8 67 72.6 113 69.9 69 -2.8 91 .066 119 .139 85 .205 53 .205 70
.457 108 Mississippi 6-6 42 71.8 93 67.2 104 -4.6 108 .109 69 .134 84 .279 117 .148 110
.457 109 Eastern Michigan 2-9 101 72.5 111 69.6 74 -2.9 93 .081 105 .125 72 .260 109 .200 78
.457 110 Nebraska 9-4 19 71.9 96 68.6 82 -3.3 95 .089 95 .118 60 .236 88 .130 120
.456 111 Boston College 1-10 86 72.1 104 67.8 97 -4.3 105 .132 42 .171 112 .248 102 .240 40
.456 112 Tulane 2-10 117 71.5 89 67.4 102 -4.2 104 .082 103 .162 108 .163 15 .190 84
.455 113 UNLV 2-10 106 73.6 119 67.6 99 -6.0 113 .081 104 .146 93 .230 80 .185 88
.455 114 Kansas 0-11 93 73.4 118 66.5 114 -6.9 117 .067 117 .155 104 .244 98 .147 113
.450 115 Akron 0-11 98 74.0 120 66.9 109 -7.1 118 .089 98 .170 111 .281 118 .193 83
.447 116 Buffalo 3-8 91 74.4 122 64.8 120 -9.6 124 .056 121 .209 118 .268 112 .179 91
.442 117 Marshall 4-7 90 71.2 84 68.2 88 -2.9 94 .124 51 .153 101 .212 58 .214 63
.442 118 Illinois 1-10 110 72.2 106 63.8 123 -8.4 122 .075 114 .174 113 .217 64 .140 116
.442 119 Idaho 1-10 119 72.5 112 63.8 124 -8.7 123 .113 66 .213 119 .301 122 .180 90
.438 120 Colorado 1-10 122 72.0 97 64.4 121 -7.6 119 .082 102 .243 124 .205 54 .200 76
.435 121 South Florida 2-9 73 75.5 124 67.6 100 -7.9 120 .067 118 .176 114 .277 116 .193 82
.435 122 Virginia 3-8 78 73.2 117 66.5 112 -6.6 115 .052 124 .224 123 .267 111 .239 42
.430 123 Washington State 2-9 97 72.2 107 64.0 122 -8.2 121 .135 38 .208 117 .271 114 .160 102
.420 124 New Mexico State 0-11 124 74.5 123 68.6 84 -5.9 112 .053 122 .167 110 .202 51 .211 64