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2019 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SPECIAL TEAMS FEI RATINGS

2019 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 Iowa 10-3 .13 .12 2 .01 38 .43 19 .13 30 .20 3 .09 13 -.01 52 .09 38
2 Michigan 9-4 .12 .08 12 .04 1 .26 46 .35 6 .15 10 .03 51 .01 38 .13 24
3 Kansas State 7-5 .12 .11 4 .00 57 .60 5 -.48 112 .39 1 .05 44 .01 40 .12 31
4 Memphis 11-2 .12 .12 1 -.01 84 .84 2 -.02 51 .28 2 .08 19 -.10 91 .08 40
5 Penn State 10-2 .11 .09 10 .02 16 .51 13 -.14 67 -.05 90 .11 7 .04 31 .22 6
6 Kent State 6-6 .11 .11 3 .00 73 .35 32 -.22 81 .14 13 -.03 82 .04 30 .24 4
7 Virginia 8-5 .11 .10 7 .01 54 .33 34 -.11 63 .16 9 .12 6 .07 18 .08 43
8 Ohio State 13-1 .11 .08 16 .03 2 .36 31 .17 23 .00 50 .10 10 -.01 49 .20 10
9 Miami (OH) 7-6 .10 .11 5 -.01 87 .57 8 .14 28 .09 24 .05 43 .16 4 -.05 107
10 Arizona State 7-5 .10 .10 8 .00 70 .18 58 .56 4 .12 16 .07 24 -.04 65 .13 23
11 Virginia Tech 6-5 .09 .08 15 .01 48 .37 27 .19 20 .01 44 .07 21 .01 43 .11 34
12 Houston 3-8 .09 .08 13 .01 52 .19 57 .01 46 .06 26 -.05 93 .07 20 .25 2
13 Auburn 8-4 .09 .06 20 .02 15 .21 54 .24 14 .14 11 .01 64 -.06 74 .06 53
14 Georgia 11-2 .08 .06 21 .02 17 .51 14 .16 24 -.11 123 .05 37 -.11 105 .13 26
15 Duke 4-7 .08 .07 17 .01 49 .35 33 -.55 121 .13 14 .01 63 .15 5 .11 33
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
16 Washington 7-5 .08 .09 9 -.01 93 .33 35 -.52 116 .02 37 .07 26 .14 6 .22 7
17 Illinois 6-7 .08 .09 11 -.01 78 .25 49 .08 41 .02 38 .10 8 -.02 56 .15 18
18 Tennessee 7-5 .07 .07 18 .00 55 .51 12 -.47 111 -.08 108 .15 1 .11 12 -.03 99
19 Cincinnati 11-3 .07 .05 23 .02 27 .04 75 -.04 54 .01 43 .02 59 -.03 61 .16 15
20 San Diego State 9-3 .07 .11 6 -.04 130 .30 39 .30 11 .14 12 .07 30 .00 45 .13 22
21 Oklahoma 11-2 .06 .04 27 .03 8 .48 17 -.53 118 -.07 104 .09 12 .03 32 .08 41
22 Alabama 10-2 .06 .03 35 .02 14 -.31 113 -1.09 130 .16 7 .07 31 .42 2 -.13 124
23 Florida 9-2 .05 .02 45 .03 3 .50 16 -.22 80 -.01 62 .05 35 -.10 94 .24 3
24 Notre Dame 11-2 .05 .03 43 .02 13 .51 11 -.42 108 -.11 122 .10 9 -.06 76 .12 28
25 Ohio 6-6 .05 .06 19 -.01 97 .32 36 .11 34 .04 29 .09 15 -.07 83 -.05 110
26 Kentucky 7-5 .05 .04 30 .01 46 -.02 80 -.36 102 -.01 54 .07 22 -.05 70 .29 1
27 UCLA 4-8 .05 .03 38 .02 32 -.20 103 .22 19 -.01 61 .07 29 .06 23 -.01 91
28 Washington State 5-7 .04 .02 46 .02 18 .68 3 .22 18 -.04 84 -.06 99 .06 21 -.01 94
29 LSU 14-0 .04 .02 48 .02 19 .37 24 -.34 99 .07 25 .05 40 -.01 50 -.04 100
30 Oklahoma State 7-5 .04 .03 37 .01 45 .29 41 -.18 73 -.09 111 .14 3 -.03 63 .09 39
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
31 North Carolina 6-6 .04 .03 39 .01 40 .03 76 .24 16 .04 32 .03 49 -.10 93 .00 81
32 Georgia Southern 6-6 .04 .08 14 -.04 129 .14 60 .32 10 .09 23 .00 70 .01 39 .20 8
33 Marshall 7-5 .04 .05 26 -.01 82 .52 10 .36 5 -.04 82 -.16 127 .03 34 .07 45
34 Stanford 4-8 .04 .04 28 .00 68 .14 61 .01 48 .04 33 .01 68 .01 42 .02 70
35 Maryland 2-9 .04 .02 44 .01 42 -.69 128 .15 26 .04 31 -.09 109 .09 16 .07 46
36 Boise State 11-2 .04 .05 24 -.02 101 .58 7 -.23 82 .03 35 .05 46 .12 10 -.05 106
37 Texas Tech 3-8 .04 .04 29 .00 71 .36 29 .13 29 -.10 116 -.07 102 .04 29 .15 17
38 TCU 4-7 .04 .02 50 .01 35 .60 6 -.26 88 -.13 125 .01 62 .05 25 -.05 105
39 Air Force 10-2 .03 .05 25 -.02 104 .88 1 -.38 105 -.02 65 .02 57 -.02 58 .01 73
40 Coastal Carolina 4-7 .03 .06 22 -.02 118 .01 77 .66 1 -.06 98 -.02 78 .21 3 .03 64
41 Wisconsin 10-4 .03 .01 53 .02 21 -.15 100 -.28 90 .11 18 .08 16 -.07 81 .00 82
42 Louisiana Lafayette 10-3 .03 .04 31 -.01 86 -.06 84 -.20 77 .12 15 .07 28 -.11 100 .16 14
43 South Carolina 3-8 .03 .00 65 .03 4 .50 15 -.11 64 -.03 76 -.02 80 -.15 119 .06 52
44 Oregon State 4-7 .03 .01 54 .02 30 -.64 126 .61 3 .00 48 -.06 100 -.10 95 -.05 111
45 Tulane 6-6 .02 .02 47 .00 67 .12 64 -.35 100 .12 17 -.03 83 -.02 55 -.01 92
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
46 Texas 8-5 .02 .01 58 .02 28 .39 22 -.18 74 -.04 87 .03 52 -.05 69 .05 56
47 Florida Atlantic 10-3 .02 .04 32 -.02 100 -.25 109 .19 21 -.03 78 .03 54 .14 7 .09 37
48 Rutgers 2-10 .02 -.01 68 .02 11 .01 78 -.31 97 -.01 58 -.12 120 -.11 99 .18 11
49 Oregon 11-2 .02 .01 59 .01 43 -.59 124 -.18 71 .19 4 -.03 85 .09 15 .06 50
50 Utah 10-3 .02 .01 56 .01 50 -.12 93 -.09 60 -.03 73 .08 18 -.01 48 .05 54
51 Indiana 7-5 .01 .00 64 .02 26 .22 52 .15 25 -.09 112 .03 53 -.14 117 .07 47
52 Wyoming 7-5 .01 .03 40 -.02 99 .10 66 .05 43 .01 46 .06 34 .04 27 -.02 95
53 Appalachian State 12-1 .01 .03 34 -.02 112 -.13 96 -.32 98 .16 8 .01 65 -.01 47 .11 35
54 Baylor 10-3 .01 -.01 72 .02 12 .20 55 -.30 92 -.06 92 .05 38 -.11 103 .08 42
55 Missouri 5-6 .01 -.01 71 .02 29 .00 79 .03 44 -.03 75 .12 5 -.13 111 .02 68
56 Syracuse 4-7 .00 .04 33 -.03 122 .37 28 -.29 91 .00 51 -.02 79 -.15 118 .24 5
57 Texas A&M 7-5 .00 -.01 74 .02 25 .09 69 -.30 94 -.05 91 .03 50 .00 46 .01 71
58 Arkansas State 7-5 .00 .03 41 -.02 119 .37 26 -.17 70 .01 47 -.13 124 .11 13 .13 21
59 Rice 3-9 .00 .03 42 -.02 116 -.27 111 -.03 53 -.02 70 .06 32 .07 19 .13 25
60 North Texas 3-8 .00 .03 36 -.03 121 .22 53 -.25 86 .11 19 -.05 94 .10 14 -.02 96
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
61 Arkansas 1-10 .00 .00 62 .00 65 .31 37 -.24 83 -.06 94 .07 25 -.04 67 .04 61
62 Vanderbilt 2-9 .00 -.01 75 .01 41 .67 4 -.05 55 -.07 103 -.06 101 .02 36 -.01 93
63 Old Dominion 0-11 .00 .00 60 .00 74 .05 74 .10 37 .04 30 -.12 122 .05 24 -.07 115
64 Texas State 2-9 .00 .02 52 -.02 113 .13 62 .35 7 .01 42 .01 67 .03 33 -.11 121
65 North Carolina State 3-8 .00 .02 49 -.02 117 .38 23 -.02 52 -.10 115 .00 71 .04 26 .04 58
66 West Virginia 4-7 .00 -.02 83 .02 22 -.25 108 -.26 87 .05 27 .02 60 .02 35 .00 79
67 Utah State 6-6 .00 -.01 69 .00 63 .54 9 -.54 119 .10 20 -.04 90 -.09 87 -.14 126
68 Clemson 13-1 -.01 -.01 70 .00 66 -.11 91 -.31 96 -.01 55 .07 27 -.17 121 .13 20
69 Michigan State 7-6 -.01 -.03 89 .02 9 -.10 89 -.21 78 -.02 64 .03 56 -.11 98 .03 63
70 Northwestern 3-9 -.01 -.01 73 .00 59 -.15 101 .09 38 .02 39 .06 33 -.03 62 .01 75
71 Southern Mississippi 6-6 -.01 .01 55 -.02 107 .10 67 .12 31 .09 22 -.03 86 -.08 85 .03 65
72 Northern Illinois 4-7 -.01 .02 51 -.03 123 .40 20 .63 2 -.09 113 -.12 118 .01 41 .00 83
73 SMU 10-3 -.01 -.02 78 .00 58 -.27 110 -.15 68 .17 5 -.09 111 -.03 59 .04 57
74 Mississippi State 5-7 -.01 -.04 99 .03 5 -.07 86 .14 27 -.15 129 -.08 104 -.13 112 .17 13
75 Iowa State 6-6 -.01 -.04 95 .02 10 .11 65 -.28 89 -.03 77 .01 66 -.09 90 .02 69
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
76 Western Kentucky 9-3 -.02 .01 57 -.02 114 -.21 106 .01 47 -.09 114 .15 2 -.11 104 .16 16
77 Mississippi 3-8 -.02 -.03 86 .01 39 -.41 118 .11 32 -.07 105 .00 69 -.03 60 -.05 108
78 Purdue 4-8 -.02 -.03 90 .01 37 .28 42 -.07 57 -.08 106 .08 17 -.14 116 -.06 112
79 Florida International 5-7 -.02 .00 63 -.02 106 .27 45 -.37 103 -.07 101 -.04 91 .04 28 .03 67
80 East Carolina 2-8 -.02 .00 61 -.02 108 .30 40 -.35 101 -.08 110 .05 36 .12 8 -.01 90
81 Kansas 2-9 -.02 -.04 93 .01 34 -.44 120 .28 13 .00 49 -.02 81 -.17 123 -.05 109
82 Army 3-8 -.02 -.01 77 -.01 88 -.20 102 .35 8 -.02 69 -.09 110 -.13 110 .20 9
83 Temple 7-5 -.03 -.02 81 -.01 81 .07 71 .34 9 -.05 89 .09 11 -.11 106 -.07 116
84 New Mexico 1-10 -.03 .00 66 -.02 115 .37 25 .09 40 -.02 67 -.05 97 -.14 113 .12 29
85 Georgia Tech 3-8 -.03 -.04 101 .02 31 -1.08 130 .23 17 -.10 118 -.08 106 -.04 66 .00 76
86 Central Florida 9-3 -.03 -.03 91 .00 60 .27 44 .00 49 -.04 85 -.02 77 -.08 84 -.12 122
87 Florida State 5-7 -.03 -.03 85 .00 75 -.21 105 -.13 66 .01 45 .07 23 -.11 101 -.01 86
88 Colorado 5-7 -.03 -.04 92 .00 62 .17 59 .17 22 -.13 127 .05 41 -.23 128 -.01 85
89 California 7-5 -.03 -.06 108 .03 6 -.13 94 -.16 69 -.07 100 .02 58 -.06 72 -.04 103
90 Pittsburgh 7-5 -.03 -.05 105 .02 23 .13 63 -.44 110 -.08 109 .09 14 -.06 75 -.09 117
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
91 Louisville 7-5 -.04 -.03 87 -.01 79 -.09 88 -.20 75 .03 34 -.05 95 -.06 77 .04 62
92 Miami 5-7 -.04 -.05 102 .01 51 -.48 123 -.60 124 -.02 63 -.04 88 .12 11 .12 30
93 UAB 8-5 -.04 -.02 79 -.02 109 .26 47 -.54 120 -.07 102 .05 42 -.10 97 .09 36
94 Massachusetts 1-10 -.04 .00 67 -.03 128 -.04 82 -.06 56 -.01 57 -.11 116 .44 1 -.03 98
95 USC 8-5 -.04 -.05 104 .01 44 .28 43 -.25 84 -.02 71 -.17 128 -.11 102 .11 32
96 Hawaii 9-5 -.04 -.03 84 -.01 94 -.14 97 -.11 62 -.01 60 .05 39 -.03 64 -.11 119
97 Connecticut 1-10 -.04 -.04 98 .00 72 -.27 112 -.66 127 -.01 53 -.04 89 -.01 51 .04 59
98 Louisiana Tech 9-3 -.04 -.02 82 -.02 110 .23 51 .09 39 .17 6 -.12 119 -.10 96 -.12 123
99 Bowling Green 2-9 -.04 -.04 94 -.01 83 -.65 127 .29 12 -.10 117 -.05 92 .12 9 .01 74
100 Minnesota 10-2 -.04 -.07 116 .03 7 -.14 98 -.21 79 -.11 120 -.10 115 -.12 107 .14 19
101 Middle Tennessee 3-8 -.04 -.06 109 .02 20 .09 68 -.09 61 -.10 119 -.02 75 -.09 89 -.04 102
102 Toledo 5-6 -.05 -.01 76 -.03 124 -.11 92 .11 35 .00 52 .05 45 -.13 109 .00 77
103 Eastern Michigan 5-7 -.05 -.03 88 -.02 98 .25 48 -.09 59 -.11 124 -.07 103 .01 44 .08 44
104 BYU 6-6 -.05 -.04 97 -.01 85 -.20 104 -.30 93 -.04 81 .13 4 -.05 71 -.01 89
105 Colorado State 3-8 -.05 -.04 100 -.01 76 -.04 81 -.94 129 -.01 59 -.08 107 -.02 57 .17 12
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
106 Wake Forest 7-5 -.05 -.05 107 .00 56 .47 18 -.51 114 -.03 72 -.19 129 -.06 73 .00 78
107 Navy 10-2 -.05 -.07 111 .01 36 -.15 99 -.18 72 -.06 93 -.12 121 -.01 54 -.02 97
108 Fresno State 3-8 -.05 -.02 80 -.03 127 .07 73 -.11 65 -.11 121 -.05 96 -.01 53 .12 27
109 Nevada 6-6 -.06 -.04 96 -.02 111 .40 21 -.61 125 -.13 126 -.06 98 .02 37 .05 55
110 Tulsa 4-8 -.06 -.08 119 .02 33 -.40 117 -.40 107 -.06 96 .04 47 -.12 108 -.01 84
111 UTSA 3-8 -.06 -.05 103 -.02 102 .07 72 -.38 106 -.04 86 .03 55 -.14 114 .00 80
112 Nebraska 5-7 -.07 -.07 117 .01 47 -.62 125 -.58 123 -.06 95 -.08 108 .06 22 .07 48
113 Ball State 4-7 -.07 -.07 115 .00 64 .08 70 -.64 126 .10 21 .07 20 -.10 92 -.40 129
114 San Jose State 4-7 -.07 -.05 106 -.02 105 .36 30 -.51 115 -.05 88 -.11 117 -.07 79 -.13 125
115 Boston College 5-7 -.07 -.08 121 .00 61 -.34 114 -.43 109 -.02 66 -.02 73 -.07 82 .07 49
116 Troy 4-7 -.07 -.07 112 -.01 80 -.06 85 -.30 95 .05 28 -.10 113 -.14 115 -.04 101
117 South Florida 3-8 -.08 -.08 123 .00 69 -.47 121 -.09 58 -.01 56 -.15 126 -.17 122 .04 60
118 Georgia State 6-6 -.08 -.07 113 -.01 92 -.22 107 -.37 104 -.04 79 -.02 76 -.24 129 .01 72
119 Akron 0-12 -.08 -.07 114 -.01 96 -.40 116 .10 36 .03 36 .04 48 -.21 126 -.10 118
120 UNLV 3-8 -.09 -.08 122 -.01 89 .20 56 -.02 50 -.02 68 -.10 114 -.09 88 -.24 127
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
121 Liberty 6-5 -.09 -.08 120 -.01 95 -.10 90 .05 42 -.06 97 -.04 87 -.22 127 -.01 87
122 South Alabama 1-10 -.10 -.09 124 -.01 90 -.48 122 .11 33 -.03 74 -.22 130 -.07 80 -.07 114
123 Central Michigan 7-6 -.10 -.06 110 -.03 125 -.07 87 -.71 128 -.04 83 -.14 125 .07 17 -.01 88
124 New Mexico State 1-10 -.11 -.08 118 -.03 120 -.05 83 -.53 117 .02 40 .01 61 -.19 124 -.06 113
125 Arizona 3-8 -.11 -.13 129 .02 24 -.13 95 -.20 76 -.08 107 -.02 74 -.28 130 -.11 120
126 Louisiana Monroe 4-7 -.11 -.12 128 .01 53 -.41 119 -.49 113 -.14 128 -.01 72 -.17 120 .03 66
127 Western Michigan 6-6 -.11 -.10 125 -.01 91 -.85 129 -.25 85 .02 41 -.03 84 -.21 125 .06 51
128 Charlotte 6-6 -.12 -.10 126 -.02 103 .31 38 .24 15 -.04 80 -.08 105 -.07 78 -.48 130
129 Buffalo 7-5 -.14 -.14 130 -.01 77 -.34 115 .02 45 -.18 130 -.09 112 -.08 86 -.26 128
130 UTEP 0-11 -.14 -.11 127 -.03 126 .23 50 -.57 122 -.07 99 -.13 123 -.05 68 -.04 104