Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2013 FEI RATINGS, FIELD POSITION

through games of 1/6/2014

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 2013 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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.563 1 Bowling Green 9-4 40 68.9 41 74.6 5 5.7 8 .111 62 .041 1 .198 44 .213 61
.562 2 Florida State 13-0 1 68.0 20 71.5 36 3.5 20 .167 8 .077 16 .222 78 .185 91
.561 3 Stanford 11-3 2 67.9 16 73.2 10 5.3 9 .160 12 .069 9 .229 89 .228 47
.560 4 Alabama 10-2 3 69.9 57 74.9 3 5.0 12 .129 45 .068 8 .216 66 .333 1
.558 5 Michigan State 12-1 8 68.1 26 74.8 4 6.6 3 .110 66 .072 14 .186 29 .275 11
.557 6 Utah State 8-5 39 67.6 10 73.4 8 5.8 6 .176 1 .084 24 .196 41 .323 3
.550 7 Texas A&M 8-4 24 68.5 33 75.2 1 6.7 2 .136 33 .057 2 .167 14 .300 6
.550 8 Ohio State 11-2 13 67.9 15 74.9 2 7.0 1 .137 32 .071 12 .180 23 .329 2
.549 9 Oregon 10-2 7 68.1 24 70.8 55 2.7 28 .154 18 .104 51 .238 98 .170 110
.547 10 Houston 7-5 34 67.9 19 72.5 14 4.6 15 .131 41 .093 40 .225 84 .248 28
.547 11 North Texas 9-4 58 67.5 8 74.1 6 6.6 4 .163 9 .058 3 .204 52 .252 26
.546 12 Arkansas State 7-5 91 68.1 25 73.3 9 5.2 10 .131 40 .084 25 .168 15 .273 12
.541 13 Toledo 6-5 62 68.0 21 71.9 25 4.0 19 .149 20 .076 15 .184 27 .237 36
.541 14 Baylor 10-2 11 69.2 47 70.6 58 1.4 49 .156 16 .065 4 .208 58 .168 112
.540 15 Arizona State 9-4 10 67.7 13 71.8 32 4.1 18 .134 37 .091 34 .159 10 .253 22
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.537 16 New Mexico 3-9 109 69.0 42 71.3 41 2.3 37 .121 51 .108 59 .169 17 .208 65
.536 17 Oregon State 7-5 38 67.6 11 72.4 17 4.8 13 .159 13 .092 36 .203 49 .270 15
.535 18 Rutgers 5-7 94 67.4 4 70.4 61 3.1 23 .172 6 .122 77 .179 22 .252 25
.535 19 Oklahoma State 9-3 9 67.6 12 73.5 7 5.9 5 .144 25 .068 7 .181 24 .272 14
.534 20 Navy 8-4 51 67.4 5 72.1 22 4.6 14 .157 15 .091 33 .165 13 .182 95
.533 21 Missouri 11-2 5 69.0 43 71.9 27 2.9 26 .148 21 .067 6 .213 65 .190 83
.532 22 Buffalo 7-5 83 68.6 35 69.9 69 1.3 51 .141 27 .108 58 .164 12 .223 50
.531 23 Ohio 6-6 110 68.8 38 71.4 37 2.7 29 .116 58 .097 43 .178 20 .231 41
.531 24 Miami 8-4 42 71.0 81 72.2 20 1.2 53 .079 104 .088 30 .220 75 .235 39
.531 25 Louisville 11-1 21 71.5 91 71.2 43 -.3 69 .073 108 .069 10 .303 121 .172 106
.530 26 UCLA 10-3 12 67.5 7 73.2 13 5.7 7 .176 3 .078 18 .223 81 .229 45
.529 27 Oklahoma 11-2 14 69.7 53 70.9 51 1.3 52 .122 49 .079 20 .209 60 .164 114
.529 28 Iowa 7-5 31 67.9 18 70.3 62 2.4 34 .175 4 .117 72 .219 71 .221 54
.525 29 Northern Illinois 11-2 47 68.2 27 71.6 35 3.4 21 .135 35 .071 11 .200 45 .212 62
.524 30 North Carolina 6-6 43 70.6 67 73.2 12 2.6 30 .098 85 .065 5 .211 62 .209 64
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.524 31 Rice 10-4 68 70.0 58 72.1 21 2.1 38 .118 55 .078 17 .201 47 .169 111
.523 32 Minnesota 7-5 55 71.9 96 70.8 54 -1.1 78 .089 93 .122 75 .220 73 .252 24
.523 33 Tulane 6-6 67 66.9 1 69.2 90 2.3 36 .173 5 .139 98 .173 18 .199 72
.520 34 Tennessee 4-7 74 68.6 34 71.0 50 2.4 35 .117 57 .139 99 .192 36 .311 4
.520 35 Wisconsin 8-4 19 69.2 46 71.0 47 1.8 42 .143 26 .097 42 .211 63 .201 71
.520 36 Florida 4-7 49 68.4 30 69.9 70 1.5 45 .115 61 .136 94 .221 76 .255 21
.520 37 Central Florida 12-1 17 68.7 37 73.2 11 4.5 16 .148 22 .088 29 .237 95 .309 5
.520 38 Maryland 6-6 71 67.9 17 68.9 93 .9 56 .119 54 .131 89 .192 37 .222 52
.519 39 South Alabama 6-5 64 69.7 55 70.8 53 1.1 55 .094 89 .079 19 .203 50 .197 75
.519 40 USC 10-4 20 68.8 39 72.2 19 3.4 22 .145 24 .122 74 .188 32 .280 10
.518 41 Washington 8-4 16 70.9 75 71.7 34 .9 58 .094 91 .085 27 .237 96 .255 20
.517 42 Kansas State 8-4 25 68.3 29 69.8 72 1.4 47 .146 23 .108 57 .203 51 .185 89
.517 43 Texas State 5-6 115 67.2 3 72.3 18 5.1 11 .137 31 .120 73 .137 2 .293 8
.516 44 Auburn 11-2 4 70.9 76 72.4 16 1.5 46 .104 75 .082 23 .227 87 .190 85
.515 45 Louisiana Lafayette 8-4 79 69.3 48 71.4 39 2.1 39 .107 71 .115 69 .252 105 .215 58
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.513 46 Mississippi State 6-6 32 70.5 63 72.5 15 2.0 40 .121 50 .092 38 .197 42 .285 9
.511 47 Middle Tennessee 7-5 78 71.8 93 69.7 76 -2.1 89 .085 96 .122 76 .177 19 .191 82
.511 48 Memphis 2-9 76 70.2 59 69.9 68 -.3 66 .111 65 .124 78 .222 80 .298 7
.509 49 Clemson 9-2 22 69.1 45 71.9 26 2.7 27 .163 10 .100 45 .207 57 .264 16
.509 50 Kent State 3-8 100 71.0 79 70.1 66 -.9 77 .069 111 .125 83 .207 56 .250 27
.509 51 San Diego State 8-4 88 67.2 2 69.7 74 2.5 31 .161 11 .129 86 .182 26 .224 49
.508 52 Arizona 7-5 26 71.5 90 70.7 56 -.8 75 .096 86 .092 37 .281 116 .206 66
.507 53 LSU 9-3 15 68.9 40 71.8 33 2.9 25 .129 46 .111 62 .202 48 .238 35
.506 54 Ball State 9-3 59 69.7 52 71.0 49 1.3 50 .115 60 .071 13 .187 30 .236 38
.506 55 UTEP 2-10 120 72.0 99 69.4 84 -2.6 93 .082 100 .144 103 .205 53 .178 98
.505 56 Marshall 9-4 48 68.7 36 71.1 45 2.4 32 .138 30 .090 31 .197 43 .173 105
.505 57 BYU 7-5 27 70.9 72 72.0 23 1.2 54 .099 83 .086 28 .235 93 .227 48
.504 58 East Carolina 9-3 41 67.4 6 70.5 60 3.0 24 .154 17 .104 50 .154 8 .193 80
.503 59 Cincinnati 8-4 54 67.7 14 71.8 29 4.1 17 .140 28 .113 64 .140 3 .263 17
.502 60 Vanderbilt 8-4 45 68.0 22 69.4 83 1.4 48 .176 2 .124 79 .261 111 .197 74
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.501 61 Indiana 4-7 61 70.9 78 71.8 28 .9 57 .096 87 .085 26 .168 16 .203 68
.501 62 Texas 8-5 37 69.5 50 71.4 38 1.9 41 .111 63 .092 35 .253 106 .245 31
.498 63 Duke 9-4 33 71.2 86 71.8 30 .6 61 .077 105 .090 32 .192 38 .218 56
.498 64 Syracuse 6-6 86 69.5 51 69.2 88 -.3 67 .099 84 .125 81 .211 64 .181 97
.497 65 Michigan 7-6 36 67.5 9 66.7 117 -.8 74 .169 7 .149 106 .195 39 .156 119
.497 66 Hawaii 1-11 87 69.1 44 69.5 77 .4 62 .133 39 .111 61 .232 91 .181 96
.495 67 Central Michigan 5-6 112 68.2 28 70.6 57 2.4 33 .126 47 .130 88 .153 7 .252 23
.495 68 UAB 1-10 113 70.6 65 70.3 63 -.3 68 .107 70 .102 48 .149 6 .161 117
.494 69 Iowa State 3-8 72 69.7 56 70.5 59 .8 59 .133 38 .106 55 .217 70 .241 33
.494 70 Troy 5-6 105 72.1 102 72.0 24 -.1 64 .091 92 .092 39 .250 103 .231 42
.493 71 Florida Atlantic 6-6 73 70.6 68 69.4 82 -1.2 79 .116 59 .136 93 .188 34 .243 32
.493 72 Virginia Tech 7-5 29 69.7 54 71.2 42 1.5 44 .135 36 .101 46 .236 94 .223 51
.493 73 Temple 2-9 84 73.9 116 71.0 46 -2.8 95 .062 115 .104 52 .271 113 .272 13
.493 74 Boise State 7-5 57 70.5 64 71.3 40 .8 60 .129 44 .107 56 .259 108 .260 18
.493 75 Louisiana Tech 3-8 108 70.4 62 70.0 67 -.4 70 .107 72 .116 70 .206 55 .256 19
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.493 76 Nevada 3-8 92 72.4 106 71.8 31 -.6 73 .057 117 .082 22 .148 5 .197 76
.491 77 Boston College 6-6 70 70.9 73 71.1 44 .2 63 .111 64 .080 21 .185 28 .203 69
.491 78 Colorado State 7-6 63 71.3 87 69.2 91 -2.1 88 .105 73 .114 65 .259 109 .171 109
.488 79 Mississippi 7-5 28 74.4 121 70.9 52 -3.5 99 .088 94 .115 67 .277 115 .216 57
.488 80 Northwestern 4-7 60 71.1 83 69.8 71 -1.3 81 .123 48 .117 71 .275 114 .234 40
.488 81 Fresno State 10-2 53 70.7 69 69.4 85 -1.3 80 .120 52 .115 66 .247 100 .185 88
.487 82 Nebraska 8-4 46 71.8 94 67.4 110 -4.4 104 .110 67 .171 115 .260 110 .171 107
.487 83 North Carolina State 2-9 98 71.9 98 68.7 95 -3.2 98 .082 98 .138 97 .216 69 .185 90
.486 84 Kansas 2-9 101 70.6 66 68.6 97 -2.0 86 .120 53 .141 100 .232 92 .222 53
.484 85 Georgia Tech 5-6 35 70.3 60 69.7 73 -.5 71 .108 69 .136 92 .208 59 .229 44
.484 86 Washington State 5-7 56 71.2 85 69.2 89 -2.0 85 .100 79 .144 102 .227 86 .229 46
.483 87 Notre Dame 9-4 23 72.1 101 70.2 64 -1.9 84 .051 121 .098 44 .190 35 .175 102
.483 88 West Virginia 3-8 66 71.0 80 66.5 118 -4.5 105 .131 43 .190 125 .301 120 .196 77
.482 89 Pittsburgh 6-6 52 71.1 82 69.7 75 -1.4 83 .103 76 .134 90 .206 54 .201 70
.481 90 Texas Tech 7-5 44 71.1 84 68.8 94 -2.3 92 .102 77 .125 80 .210 61 .175 101
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.480 91 Georgia 7-5 18 70.8 71 69.4 80 -1.4 82 .084 97 .125 82 .182 25 .199 73
.479 92 Akron 4-7 103 70.9 77 68.3 99 -2.6 94 .079 103 .102 47 .230 90 .148 121
.477 93 UNLV 6-6 96 68.5 32 70.1 65 1.6 43 .136 34 .095 41 .179 21 .146 122
.474 94 Western Kentucky 7-4 82 69.4 49 68.5 98 -.9 76 .100 78 .128 85 .142 4 .214 60
.473 95 South Carolina 10-2 6 70.8 70 68.7 96 -2.1 87 .152 19 .115 68 .248 102 .185 92
.472 96 Penn State 7-5 65 68.5 31 67.9 104 -.6 72 .158 14 .151 107 .219 72 .219 55
.472 97 Illinois 3-8 77 73.1 109 69.4 79 -3.6 100 .051 122 .134 91 .229 88 .193 79
.471 98 TCU 3-8 50 68.1 23 67.9 105 -.2 65 .131 42 .190 124 .163 11 .248 29
.471 99 Miami (OH) 0-12 122 72.1 103 68.0 103 -4.1 103 .094 90 .105 53 .195 40 .185 87
.469 100 Arkansas 2-9 89 73.3 112 71.0 48 -2.3 91 .100 80 .138 95 .309 122 .248 30
.468 101 Utah 4-7 30 71.5 89 69.3 86 -2.2 90 .105 74 .111 63 .222 79 .236 37
.466 102 Kentucky 1-10 95 73.4 114 69.4 81 -4.0 102 .063 114 .138 96 .188 31 .183 93
.465 103 Wake Forest 3-8 80 73.4 113 68.1 101 -5.3 110 .095 88 .176 117 .238 97 .240 34
.465 104 San Jose State 5-6 85 73.2 111 68.2 100 -5.0 108 .052 119 .149 105 .224 82 .164 115
.464 105 South Florida 2-9 99 73.2 110 67.6 108 -5.5 112 .139 29 .154 108 .320 123 .231 43
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.463 106 Florida International 1-10 124 71.5 88 67.5 109 -4.0 101 .075 107 .103 49 .158 9 .171 108
.463 107 Purdue 0-11 114 71.9 97 69.0 92 -2.9 96 .081 101 .130 87 .225 85 .190 84
.462 108 Virginia 1-10 81 71.9 95 67.3 114 -4.6 106 .099 81 .160 109 .258 107 .188 86
.462 109 Georgia State 0-9 111 74.3 120 67.2 115 -7.0 120 .056 118 .110 60 .299 118 .160 118
.459 110 UTSA 7-5 69 75.4 125 69.5 78 -5.9 113 .048 124 .106 54 .266 112 .195 78
.457 111 Colorado 2-8 104 71.7 92 65.8 121 -5.9 114 .068 112 .171 114 .188 33 .163 116
.455 112 Idaho 1-10 119 72.7 108 67.4 113 -5.4 111 .082 99 .189 123 .224 83 .205 67
.454 113 Air Force 1-10 117 73.9 117 67.9 106 -6.0 115 .068 113 .163 111 .136 1 .135 125
.452 114 Tulsa 3-9 90 70.9 74 65.9 120 -5.0 109 .085 95 .181 120 .216 67 .174 104
.449 115 Southern Mississippi 1-11 123 70.4 61 67.4 111 -3.0 97 .099 82 .178 118 .220 74 .215 59
.448 116 Army 2-9 97 73.9 115 66.1 119 -7.8 124 .070 110 .180 119 .200 46 .135 124
.445 117 Connecticut 3-8 93 72.0 100 67.4 112 -4.6 107 .071 109 .167 112 .244 99 .175 103
.441 118 Louisiana Monroe 5-6 107 75.3 124 69.2 87 -6.1 116 .062 116 .143 101 .349 125 .211 63
.440 119 Wyoming 4-7 102 74.8 123 68.0 102 -6.7 117 .052 120 .147 104 .252 104 .176 99
.440 120 SMU 4-7 75 72.2 104 65.1 125 -7.1 122 .117 56 .187 122 .343 124 .142 123
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.440 121 Massachusetts 1-10 121 72.4 107 65.6 123 -6.8 119 .081 102 .176 116 .216 68 .176 100
.435 122 Eastern Michigan 1-10 125 74.0 118 65.7 122 -8.2 125 .038 125 .167 113 .248 101 .167 113
.432 123 New Mexico State 1-10 118 74.0 119 66.9 116 -7.1 123 .076 106 .128 84 .221 77 .192 81
.424 124 Western Michigan 1-10 116 72.3 105 65.5 124 -6.8 118 .109 68 .181 121 .287 117 .155 120
.413 125 California 0-11 106 74.8 122 67.7 107 -7.1 121 .050 123 .160 110 .300 119 .183 94