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2010 FEI RATINGS, SPECIAL TEAMS

2010 SFEI Special Teams Ratings (final)

SFEI Special Teams Ratings (SFEI) represent the per possession scoring advantage a team's combined special teams units would be expected to have on a neutral field against an average opponent. Unadjusted special teams possession efficiency (SPE) is calculated as a function of special teams game splits. Schedule strength is represented by each team's average per possession special teams opponent adjustment (SOA). Field Goal efficiency (FGE) and Opponent Field Goal efficiency (OFG) are the average values generated per field goal attempt as compared with national success rates in proximity to the end zone. Kickoff Return efficiency (KRE) and Kickoff efficiency (KE) are the average values generated per kickoff based on field position at the conclusion of the play. Punt Return efficiency (PRE) and Punt efficiency (PE) are the average values generated per punt based on the field position of the punt team and the field position at the conclusion of the play.

Ratings and supporting data are calculated from the results of non-garbage possessions in FBS vs. FBS games.

Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
1 LSU 10-2 .18 .17 1 .01 42 .58 11 .76 2 .22 13 -.05 58 .14 28 .13 11
2 Virginia Tech 11-2 .14 .12 2 .02 27 .72 4 .17 31 .06 56 .02 25 .15 19 .11 12
3 USC 8-5 .12 .09 13 .03 17 -.46 107 .01 48 .22 12 -.01 38 .23 8 .03 31
4 Oregon 11-1 .11 .09 14 .02 23 -.07 79 -.50 109 -.15 120 .11 10 .44 1 .03 32
5 Kansas State 6-6 .11 .10 7 .01 43 .28 32 -.25 84 .31 6 -.08 69 .08 46 .06 22
6 Louisville 6-6 .11 .10 8 .01 44 .15 50 .51 6 .24 11 -.03 48 .07 49 .00 46
7 Utah 10-3 .11 .12 3 -.01 84 .10 55 .15 33 .00 79 .17 4 .41 3 -.17 102
8 East Carolina 6-7 .11 .11 5 .00 63 .58 9 .06 42 .17 23 .09 16 .07 50 -.07 82
9 Nebraska 9-4 .10 .09 10 .01 49 .95 1 -.14 68 .06 58 .11 12 .02 64 .02 36
10 Alabama 9-3 .10 .07 26 .03 12 .25 38 -.35 98 .20 18 .05 20 .04 59 .08 14
11 Georgia 5-7 .10 .09 12 .00 56 .44 17 -.25 86 .09 48 .15 5 -.06 91 .16 7
12 Stanford 11-1 .09 .05 32 .05 4 .19 44 -.47 107 -.01 89 .13 8 .04 61 -.02 54
13 Notre Dame 8-5 .09 .08 20 .02 33 .76 3 -.16 72 .04 62 .08 17 .07 47 .02 38
14 Florida State 9-4 .09 .08 16 .01 50 .25 40 -.27 88 .09 45 .08 18 .02 63 .16 8
15 Oregon State 5-7 .09 .04 36 .05 2 -.31 99 .19 30 .12 35 -.05 56 .16 16 .07 18
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
16 UCLA 4-8 .08 .04 35 .04 9 .32 27 -.18 73 .03 67 -.08 71 .02 65 .20 5
17 Southern Mississippi 7-5 .08 .09 15 -.01 77 .51 15 -.19 77 .31 9 -.29 112 .15 21 .14 9
18 Louisiana Tech 4-7 .08 .10 9 -.02 89 .23 42 .06 41 .21 17 .03 24 .14 23 .05 24
19 Boise State 12-1 .08 .08 19 .00 59 -.16 88 .95 1 .11 38 -.08 70 .23 7 -.16 101
20 Central Florida 10-3 .08 .08 18 .00 60 -.76 115 .19 29 .38 2 .14 6 .12 34 -.03 59
21 UTEP 5-7 .08 .12 4 -.04 114 -.10 84 .16 32 .34 3 .01 28 .13 32 .03 30
22 Western Michigan 5-6 .07 .10 6 -.03 111 .19 46 -.13 63 .11 37 .14 7 .14 22 .01 44
23 Wisconsin 10-2 .07 .08 17 -.02 90 .38 22 .09 38 .22 15 -.10 76 .14 27 -.09 88
24 TCU 12-0 .06 .09 11 -.03 105 .10 56 -.08 60 .21 16 .11 9 .10 39 -.02 55
25 North Carolina State 8-4 .06 .04 38 .03 18 -.04 74 .40 14 .00 80 -.18 95 .22 9 .01 39
26 Duke 2-9 .06 .07 22 -.01 76 .58 10 -.32 95 .10 42 .18 3 .11 36 -.20 107
27 Mississippi State 8-4 .06 .05 33 .02 36 .02 67 .10 36 -.04 102 -.05 53 .00 69 .25 2
28 Oklahoma State 11-2 .06 .06 27 .00 61 .53 13 -.31 94 .17 24 -.09 75 .06 52 .14 10
29 Northwestern 6-6 .06 .07 23 -.01 79 -.10 83 .27 23 .17 21 .07 19 .05 58 .00 49
30 Florida 7-5 .06 .02 48 .04 8 -.39 103 -.68 116 .32 4 -.07 66 .13 29 .03 34
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
31 Connecticut 7-5 .06 .05 30 .01 53 .25 37 -.48 108 .42 1 -.04 50 .00 67 -.08 85
32 Missouri 9-3 .06 .06 28 .00 58 .41 19 .50 8 .06 57 -.09 73 -.04 84 .10 13
33 Texas A&M 8-4 .05 .03 41 .02 25 .26 35 -.01 53 .16 25 -.02 44 -.03 81 -.06 77
34 Penn State 6-6 .05 .05 29 .00 66 .16 49 -.31 93 .02 71 .11 11 .17 14 .01 42
35 Arkansas 9-3 .05 .01 56 .04 6 .49 16 -.18 74 -.03 101 -.18 97 .10 41 .08 16
36 Michigan State 10-2 .05 .03 43 .02 30 .61 7 -.46 106 -.01 87 -.02 43 .14 24 -.03 61
37 Northern Illinois 10-3 .05 .07 21 -.03 108 -.17 90 .37 18 .10 41 .04 22 .27 5 -.04 67
38 Auburn 13-0 .05 .02 49 .02 21 .04 63 -.14 66 .10 44 .10 14 -.08 102 -.05 74
39 South Florida 7-5 .04 .04 37 .01 55 .06 61 -.21 80 .15 26 -.02 40 .15 18 -.05 73
40 Tulsa 9-3 .04 .03 42 .01 51 -.31 98 .02 47 .17 22 -.17 89 .17 13 .21 3
41 Washington 7-6 .04 -.01 76 .05 3 .22 43 .29 22 .00 81 -.10 78 -.02 78 -.06 76
42 Arizona State 4-6 .03 -.01 77 .05 5 -.04 76 .10 37 .26 10 -.01 39 .04 60 -.35 119
43 Washington State 1-10 .03 .00 64 .03 10 .14 51 .41 13 -.14 118 .27 1 -.10 107 .03 33
44 Vanderbilt 2-10 .03 .02 53 .01 38 -.43 106 .03 46 .13 30 -.05 59 .14 25 -.05 72
45 Pittsburgh 7-5 .03 .00 60 .03 15 -.04 73 -.37 100 -.04 104 -.05 54 .14 26 .07 19
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
46 Houston 4-7 .03 .03 44 .00 62 .18 47 .32 20 .18 19 -.14 85 -.07 98 -.09 90
47 Georgia Tech 5-7 .02 .01 55 .01 39 .62 6 .36 19 -.02 98 -.01 32 -.06 92 -.21 108
48 BYU 7-6 .02 .03 46 .00 67 .16 48 -.19 76 .05 60 -.02 42 .06 54 .05 25
49 Clemson 5-7 .02 .01 54 .01 54 -.51 110 -.21 79 .11 40 .09 15 .13 30 .03 35
50 Temple 7-4 .02 .03 40 -.01 86 -.34 101 .44 11 .04 64 .22 2 -.02 75 -.15 100
51 Oklahoma 12-2 .02 .01 57 .01 45 .19 45 -.41 103 .08 50 -.12 80 -.06 90 .27 1
52 Middle Tennessee 5-7 .02 .07 25 -.05 119 .55 12 .71 3 .12 33 -.08 72 -.01 72 -.06 78
53 Cincinnati 3-8 .02 .00 67 .02 26 .30 28 .15 34 .04 63 -.03 49 -.06 93 -.04 65
54 California 4-7 .01 -.01 74 .02 19 -.16 87 .39 15 -.04 103 -.06 64 .17 15 -.11 96
55 Ohio State 12-1 .01 .04 39 -.02 103 .12 53 .04 45 .31 8 -.11 79 .17 10 -.25 113
56 Fresno State 7-5 .01 .02 47 -.01 82 .63 5 -.10 61 .11 39 -.23 105 .16 17 -.11 94
57 Iowa State 4-7 .01 .00 68 .02 31 -.43 105 -.01 52 .13 29 -.07 67 .04 62 .04 26
58 Purdue 3-8 .01 .03 45 -.02 88 .27 34 .22 25 .02 72 .01 26 -.07 95 -.02 56
59 Texas 5-7 .01 .00 61 .01 48 .39 20 -.13 64 -.05 106 -.05 55 -.05 87 .02 37
60 Ohio 7-5 .01 .07 24 -.06 120 .37 23 .50 9 -.07 113 .03 23 .11 35 .04 28
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
61 Rutgers 3-8 .01 .02 52 -.01 78 .07 58 -.04 55 .13 31 -.26 108 .31 4 -.11 95
62 Tennessee 5-7 .01 -.01 71 .02 34 .43 18 .32 21 .05 61 -.06 63 -.19 115 -.04 68
63 Syracuse 6-5 .01 -.01 75 .02 28 .60 8 .21 26 -.05 109 -.28 111 -.02 76 .04 29
64 Kentucky 5-7 .00 -.01 69 .01 40 .07 57 -.23 82 .12 34 -.18 96 .08 42 -.05 71
65 Troy 8-5 .00 .05 31 -.05 118 .13 52 .39 16 .18 20 -.06 60 .05 57 -.04 62
66 Maryland 8-4 .00 .00 66 .00 57 -.08 81 -.25 85 -.05 107 -.12 82 .41 2 -.09 87
67 Ball State 3-7 .00 .05 34 -.05 117 .28 31 .55 5 .01 74 -.01 37 .08 44 -.09 89
68 Miami 6-6 .00 -.04 84 .03 13 .29 30 -.35 99 -.08 114 .01 29 -.06 89 .07 20
69 Nevada 12-1 -.01 .02 51 -.02 101 -.30 97 -.14 67 .01 76 .11 13 .05 55 -.01 50
70 Mississippi 4-7 -.01 -.02 79 .01 41 .12 54 -.56 113 .15 27 -.06 61 .06 51 -.05 69
71 Rice 4-8 -.01 .01 58 -.01 83 .02 68 .00 50 -.02 95 -.19 98 .11 37 .21 4
72 South Carolina 8-5 -.01 -.05 87 .04 7 .01 69 -.26 87 -.03 99 -.04 52 -.11 109 .08 17
73 Illinois 6-6 -.01 .00 62 -.01 81 .39 21 -.44 104 .00 82 -.01 33 -.07 97 .01 45
74 Virginia 2-8 -.01 -.03 82 .02 35 -.19 91 -.33 96 .01 77 -.03 47 -.09 105 .08 15
75 Iowa 7-5 -.02 -.01 78 .00 64 .04 65 -.20 78 .07 52 -.09 74 .00 68 .07 21
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
76 Boston College 6-6 -.02 -.04 85 .02 29 .24 41 -.40 101 .01 75 -.05 57 -.08 103 .01 40
77 Memphis 1-11 -.02 -.05 90 .02 20 .27 33 .26 24 -.05 108 -.07 65 -.25 120 -.08 83
78 Buffalo 1-10 -.02 -.01 72 -.01 85 -.17 89 .50 10 .00 78 -.02 41 .10 38 -.24 112
79 Army 6-6 -.02 .02 50 -.04 115 -.11 86 -.03 54 .03 65 .05 21 .15 20 -.03 58
80 Bowling Green 2-10 -.03 .00 63 -.03 106 -1.05 119 .06 40 .08 51 -.03 45 .24 6 .01 43
81 San Diego State 8-4 -.03 .00 65 -.03 107 .04 64 .20 28 -.06 110 -.01 36 -.04 85 -.05 70
82 Florida International 7-6 -.03 .00 59 -.04 112 .33 25 .12 35 .32 5 -.12 83 -.01 71 -.28 114
83 Air Force 8-4 -.03 -.01 73 -.02 100 -.60 112 -.07 58 .07 55 -.18 93 .17 11 .16 6
84 Idaho 5-7 -.03 -.03 80 -.01 74 -.04 75 .05 43 .00 84 -.01 35 -.13 112 -.01 53
85 North Carolina 7-5 -.04 -.09 104 .05 1 .30 29 -.19 75 -.08 115 -.13 84 .02 66 -.35 120
86 North Texas 3-9 -.04 -.01 70 -.03 109 .32 26 .01 49 .22 14 -.20 101 -.08 100 -.07 81
87 Arizona 6-6 -.04 -.07 100 .03 14 .02 66 -.34 97 -.02 94 -.04 51 -.05 86 -.13 98
88 West Virginia 8-4 -.04 -.07 99 .03 16 -.47 108 -.55 112 .07 54 .01 30 -.07 96 -.04 63
89 Minnesota 3-8 -.05 -.08 102 .03 11 -.28 95 .43 12 .13 32 -.25 107 -.13 110 -.32 118
90 Kansas 3-8 -.05 -.07 97 .02 24 .01 70 -.40 102 .10 43 -.10 77 .13 31 -.29 116
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
91 Miami (OH) 10-4 -.05 -.03 81 -.02 97 -.33 100 .51 7 .00 83 -.15 87 .10 40 -.06 79
92 SMU 7-7 -.05 -.03 83 -.02 92 -.26 93 .67 4 .09 47 -.20 102 -.19 116 -.04 66
93 Wake Forest 2-9 -.07 -.09 105 .02 22 .78 2 -.31 92 -.01 88 -.16 88 -.01 73 -.23 111
94 New Mexico State 2-10 -.07 -.05 89 -.02 95 .36 24 .09 39 .09 49 -.37 118 -.21 118 -.01 52
95 Texas Tech 7-5 -.07 -.06 94 .00 65 -.07 78 -.53 111 .00 86 -.17 92 -.03 79 .05 23
96 Hawaii 9-4 -.07 -.06 93 -.01 71 .00 71 .00 51 -.02 91 -.15 86 -.11 108 .00 47
97 UNLV 2-11 -.07 -.05 91 -.02 96 -.08 82 -.72 117 .07 53 -.03 46 .08 43 -.15 99
98 Wyoming 2-9 -.07 -.05 88 -.03 104 .26 36 -.24 83 -.02 96 -.06 62 -.02 77 -.10 92
99 Utah State 3-8 -.07 -.07 96 -.01 72 -.06 77 -.12 62 .13 28 -.12 81 -.22 119 -.09 86
100 Colorado 5-7 -.07 -.07 98 -.01 70 -.10 85 -.15 71 -.02 92 .01 31 -.15 113 -.06 75
101 Central Michigan 2-9 -.08 -.07 101 .00 68 -.61 113 .20 27 .03 66 -.22 103 .12 33 -.18 103
102 Marshall 5-7 -.09 -.07 95 -.02 99 -.40 104 -.08 59 .02 73 -.28 109 .08 45 -.12 97
103 Florida Atlantic 4-8 -.09 -.04 86 -.05 116 -.48 109 -.06 57 .00 85 .01 27 -.01 70 -.03 60
104 Arkansas State 4-8 -.10 -.05 92 -.04 113 -.68 114 .05 44 .06 59 -.01 34 -.05 88 .00 48
105 Kent State 4-7 -.10 -.08 103 -.02 87 -.22 92 -.44 105 -.10 116 -.18 94 .07 48 -.04 64
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
106 Baylor 6-6 -.10 -.11 110 .01 52 .05 62 -.28 89 -.07 111 -.22 104 -.07 99 .01 41
107 San Jose State 0-11 -.10 -.12 113 .02 32 -.28 96 -.30 91 -.01 90 -.08 68 -.10 106 -.21 109
108 Akron 1-10 -.10 -.10 107 -.01 75 .06 60 -.29 90 -.11 117 -.19 100 .05 56 -.11 93
109 Louisiana Monroe 4-7 -.11 -.09 106 -.02 94 .06 59 -.14 69 .09 46 -.38 119 -.13 111 -.09 91
110 Indiana 4-7 -.12 -.10 108 -.02 98 .25 39 -.13 65 .12 36 -.33 116 -.18 114 -.19 104
111 Navy 8-4 -.12 -.11 112 .00 69 -.26 94 -.59 114 -.02 97 -.17 90 -.04 83 -.21 110
112 Michigan 6-6 -.12 -.14 116 .02 37 -1.20 120 -.53 110 -.02 93 -.23 106 .06 53 .04 27
113 Toledo 8-5 -.13 -.11 111 -.02 93 -.89 117 -.15 70 .31 7 -.28 110 -.03 80 -.28 115
114 Western Kentucky 2-10 -.13 -.10 109 -.03 110 -.57 111 .38 17 .02 70 -.33 115 .17 12 -.19 105
115 UAB 4-8 -.14 -.15 118 .01 46 -1.01 118 -.80 120 -.03 100 -.19 99 -.08 101 -.03 57
116 New Mexico 1-11 -.14 -.14 115 -.01 73 .52 14 -.04 56 .03 69 -.30 113 -.19 117 -.31 117
117 Colorado State 3-9 -.15 -.12 114 -.02 102 -.07 80 -.72 118 -.07 112 -.17 91 -.09 104 -.01 51
118 Louisiana Lafayette 3-9 -.16 -.14 117 -.02 91 -.37 102 -.74 119 .03 68 -.32 114 -.02 74 -.08 84
119 Eastern Michigan 2-10 -.17 -.16 119 -.01 80 -.77 116 -.62 115 -.04 105 -.37 117 -.04 82 -.07 80
120 Tulane 3-8 -.21 -.22 120 .01 47 -.03 72 -.22 81 -.14 119 -.59 120 -.06 94 -.19 106