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2019 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SPECIAL TEAMS FEI RATINGS

2019 SFEI Special Teams Ratings (through Week 14)

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 Virginia 8-3 .14 .13 2 .00 59 .31 33 .22 25 .25 4 .13 4 .06 21 .06 48
2 Penn State 9-2 .13 .11 4 .02 34 .44 18 .28 20 -.05 92 .11 8 .02 37 .22 7
3 Iowa 9-3 .13 .11 5 .02 24 .43 19 .06 46 .16 10 .09 12 -.01 54 .09 41
4 Memphis 10-1 .12 .14 1 -.02 107 .53 9 .07 44 .38 2 .11 6 -.10 93 .13 28
5 Michigan 9-3 .12 .07 15 .04 1 .04 75 .35 8 .14 12 .03 55 .03 35 .17 20
6 Ohio State 12-0 .11 .07 17 .04 2 .34 32 -.06 60 .02 39 .09 13 .01 43 .20 10
7 Georgia 10-1 .11 .08 10 .02 15 .63 4 .19 27 -.12 126 .05 39 -.11 97 .14 27
8 Houston 3-8 .09 .08 12 .01 38 .19 52 .01 50 .06 23 -.05 92 .07 20 .25 3
9 Illinois 6-6 .09 .09 9 .00 73 .23 46 .08 42 .03 33 .09 15 -.01 51 .15 24
10 Duke 4-7 .09 .07 14 .01 44 .35 31 -.55 119 .13 15 .01 65 .15 6 .11 36
11 San Diego State 8-3 .09 .11 3 -.03 119 .23 44 .37 7 .14 11 .07 29 .01 47 .15 25
12 Arizona State 6-5 .09 .08 11 .00 64 .10 61 .42 6 .13 13 .06 34 -.03 63 .12 33
13 Auburn 8-3 .09 .06 25 .03 6 .21 50 .32 12 .02 40 .01 68 -.03 60 .05 54
14 Kansas State 7-4 .08 .08 13 .01 52 .59 6 -.63 123 .39 1 .05 47 -.08 81 .10 39
15 Washington 6-5 .08 .09 6 -.01 92 .31 34 -.52 116 .03 34 .07 30 .15 5 .24 4
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
16 Virginia Tech 6-4 .08 .07 16 .01 49 .19 53 .30 15 .02 37 .08 21 .00 50 .11 35
17 Miami (OH) 6-5 .08 .09 7 -.01 85 .47 15 .28 18 .00 51 .05 40 .20 4 -.06 113
18 Kent State 5-6 .08 .09 8 -.01 87 .27 40 -.11 68 .08 22 -.01 75 .01 41 .21 8
19 Alabama 9-2 .07 .06 23 .02 33 -.31 113 -.99 130 .19 5 .09 17 .46 1 -.20 126
20 Cincinnati 10-2 .07 .06 26 .02 28 .07 68 .07 43 -.02 69 .03 58 -.03 65 .18 12
21 Oklahoma 10-1 .07 .05 29 .02 16 .46 16 -.50 112 -.07 103 .10 9 .03 31 .11 37
22 Tennessee 6-5 .06 .06 24 .01 56 .49 12 -.50 111 -.11 118 .11 7 .14 7 -.03 98
23 Kentucky 6-5 .06 .05 27 .00 63 -.09 89 -.04 57 .00 52 .07 23 -.06 73 .32 1
24 Oklahoma State 7-4 .06 .05 30 .01 51 .40 22 -.17 77 -.09 110 .14 2 -.02 57 .12 34
25 Notre Dame 10-2 .06 .02 47 .03 4 .42 20 -.33 98 -.12 123 .10 10 -.05 72 .10 38
26 LSU 11-0 .05 .04 36 .02 21 .56 8 -.41 107 .09 21 .05 35 -.01 52 -.09 117
27 Boise State 10-1 .05 .07 18 -.01 91 .57 7 -.09 63 .06 25 .04 50 .13 8 -.05 108
28 Air Force 9-2 .05 .06 21 -.01 84 .92 1 -.38 104 -.03 73 .02 60 -.02 56 .09 42
29 Ohio 5-6 .05 .07 19 -.02 102 .27 39 .31 13 .06 24 .08 20 -.08 84 -.05 104
30 Florida 8-2 .05 .02 52 .03 7 .38 26 -.22 83 -.02 62 .04 48 -.09 88 .27 2
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
31 UCLA 4-8 .05 .03 41 .02 23 -.20 103 .22 26 -.01 61 .07 28 .06 23 -.01 88
32 Washington State 5-6 .04 .02 53 .02 13 .68 2 .26 22 -.05 91 -.05 98 .02 40 -.02 95
33 Maryland 2-9 .04 .02 46 .02 25 -.69 127 .15 31 .04 30 -.09 110 .09 15 .07 46
34 Stanford 4-8 .04 .04 32 .00 68 .14 56 .01 52 .04 31 .01 70 .01 46 .02 71
35 Utah 10-1 .04 .03 39 .01 58 -.19 100 .01 51 -.03 78 .07 26 .03 32 .23 6
36 Marshall 7-4 .04 .04 31 .00 75 .45 17 .43 5 -.04 87 -.18 128 .02 36 .07 45
37 Wyoming 6-5 .04 .04 34 .00 70 .06 72 .06 45 .02 38 .06 32 .08 18 -.02 93
38 Louisiana Lafayette 9-2 .03 .05 28 -.02 104 -.17 99 -.12 71 .17 9 .08 18 -.09 90 .17 16
39 Texas Tech 3-8 .03 .04 33 .00 80 .36 29 .13 32 -.10 114 -.07 102 .04 29 .15 23
40 TCU 4-7 .03 .02 50 .01 43 .60 5 -.26 90 -.13 127 .01 64 .05 26 -.05 105
41 Georgia Southern 6-5 .03 .06 20 -.03 124 .08 65 .35 9 .11 17 .00 73 .01 44 .17 14
42 Oregon 9-2 .03 .02 48 .01 47 -.85 128 -.20 80 .25 3 .05 36 .08 17 .04 65
43 Indiana 7-4 .03 .02 55 .01 35 .18 54 .31 14 -.04 86 .05 43 -.16 118 .05 52
44 Coastal Carolina 4-7 .03 .06 22 -.03 117 .01 77 .66 1 -.06 99 -.02 80 .21 3 .03 67
45 Oregon State 4-7 .03 .01 58 .02 19 -.64 125 .61 3 .00 48 -.06 99 -.10 95 -.05 109
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
46 North Carolina 5-6 .03 .02 56 .01 41 .03 76 .16 30 .05 28 .03 59 -.11 100 .00 79
47 South Carolina 3-8 .03 .00 64 .03 9 .50 11 -.11 69 -.03 76 -.02 83 -.15 117 .06 51
48 Rutgers 2-10 .02 -.01 68 .03 8 .01 78 -.31 96 -.01 59 -.12 121 -.11 98 .18 13
49 Utah State 6-5 .02 .03 44 .00 77 .47 14 -.42 108 .10 19 .05 46 -.05 69 -.13 124
50 Wisconsin 10-2 .02 .01 60 .01 39 -.10 90 -.27 91 .02 44 .09 16 -.07 78 -.01 84
51 Tulane 5-6 .02 .01 59 .01 50 -.01 80 -.35 100 .13 14 -.03 87 -.03 62 -.03 99
52 Florida Atlantic 8-3 .02 .03 42 -.01 94 -.12 94 .24 23 -.03 75 .05 42 .10 13 .04 58
53 Missouri 5-6 .01 -.01 72 .02 20 .00 79 .03 48 -.03 74 .12 5 -.13 108 .02 69
54 Texas 7-5 .01 .00 66 .01 37 .39 24 -.16 75 -.04 88 .04 54 -.12 104 .04 60
55 Michigan State 6-6 .01 -.02 83 .03 5 -.07 88 -.21 82 -.02 67 .04 49 -.11 96 .05 56
56 Arkansas State 6-5 .01 .03 38 -.02 115 .28 38 -.10 66 .02 41 -.15 126 .12 9 .14 26
57 Appalachian State 10-1 .01 .04 35 -.03 120 -.26 109 -.32 97 .18 6 .01 67 .03 34 .09 40
58 Navy 8-2 .01 -.01 73 .02 31 .11 60 -.13 72 -.06 93 -.11 117 .05 24 .17 18
59 Arkansas 1-10 .00 .00 63 .01 55 .31 35 -.24 85 -.06 95 .07 24 -.04 67 .04 64
60 Southern Mississippi 6-5 .00 .03 45 -.02 112 .10 62 .32 11 .11 16 -.04 90 -.07 75 .04 61
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
61 Vanderbilt 2-9 .00 -.01 76 .02 30 .67 3 -.05 58 -.07 102 -.06 101 .02 39 -.01 90
62 North Texas 3-8 .00 .03 40 -.03 123 .22 49 -.25 88 .11 18 -.05 93 .10 14 -.02 94
63 Syracuse 4-7 .00 .04 37 -.03 127 .37 28 -.29 94 .00 50 -.02 82 -.15 115 .24 5
64 Rice 3-9 .00 .03 43 -.03 122 -.27 111 -.03 56 -.02 68 .06 31 .07 19 .13 29
65 Old Dominion 0-11 .00 .00 61 .00 71 .05 74 .10 37 .04 29 -.12 122 .05 25 -.07 115
66 Texas State 2-9 .00 .02 54 -.02 111 .13 57 .35 10 .01 46 .01 69 .03 33 -.11 121
67 SMU 10-2 -.01 -.01 78 .01 48 -.14 97 -.24 86 .18 7 -.10 113 .01 48 .05 57
68 Western Kentucky 8-3 -.01 .01 57 -.02 99 -.27 110 .05 47 -.11 120 .16 1 -.11 99 .16 21
69 Baylor 10-1 -.01 -.02 80 .01 40 .11 59 -.22 84 -.07 101 .04 51 -.12 105 .08 43
70 Northwestern 3-9 -.01 -.01 74 .01 57 -.15 98 .09 38 .02 42 .06 33 -.03 64 .01 73
71 North Carolina State 3-8 -.01 .02 49 -.03 121 .38 25 -.02 55 -.10 113 .00 72 .04 28 .04 59
72 Mississippi State 5-6 -.01 -.04 100 .03 3 -.07 87 .03 49 -.12 125 -.08 106 -.14 114 .17 15
73 West Virginia 4-7 -.01 -.02 84 .01 36 -.25 107 -.26 89 .05 26 .02 61 .02 38 .00 76
74 East Carolina 2-8 -.01 .00 62 -.01 88 .30 36 -.35 101 -.08 108 .05 37 .12 10 -.01 87
75 Northern Illinois 4-7 -.01 .02 51 -.03 126 .40 23 .63 2 -.09 112 -.12 120 .01 42 .00 82
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
76 Temple 7-4 -.01 -.01 71 -.01 83 .25 42 .43 4 -.04 84 .09 14 -.11 102 -.07 116
77 Texas A&M 6-5 -.01 -.03 89 .02 27 .08 67 -.45 109 -.04 89 .03 56 -.02 58 .00 77
78 Mississippi 3-8 -.01 -.03 87 .02 32 -.41 118 .11 33 -.07 104 .00 71 -.03 61 -.05 106
79 New Mexico 1-10 -.02 .00 65 -.01 90 .37 27 .09 40 -.02 64 -.05 97 -.14 109 .12 32
80 Iowa State 6-5 -.02 -.04 93 .02 18 -.04 81 -.16 76 -.03 71 .01 66 -.07 77 .00 81
81 Purdue 4-8 -.02 -.03 91 .02 29 .28 37 -.07 62 -.08 105 .08 19 -.14 113 -.06 110
82 Central Florida 8-3 -.02 -.02 82 .00 66 .22 48 .09 41 -.04 83 -.02 81 -.08 82 -.12 122
83 Florida State 5-6 -.02 -.01 70 -.02 96 -.05 85 -.07 61 .03 35 .07 25 -.10 92 -.02 92
84 Hawaii 8-4 -.02 -.01 75 -.01 86 -.22 104 -.14 73 .00 53 .05 38 .00 49 -.01 89
85 Pittsburgh 6-5 -.02 -.05 106 .03 10 .08 66 -.34 99 -.08 109 .09 11 -.05 71 -.11 120
86 Kansas 2-9 -.03 -.04 94 .01 46 -.44 120 .28 19 .00 49 -.02 84 -.17 123 -.05 107
87 Florida International 5-6 -.03 -.01 69 -.02 109 .23 43 -.28 93 -.08 107 -.06 100 .05 27 .02 70
88 Georgia Tech 3-8 -.03 -.04 103 .02 26 -1.08 130 .23 24 -.10 116 -.08 104 -.04 66 .00 74
89 Colorado 5-7 -.03 -.04 92 .01 54 .17 55 .17 28 -.13 128 .05 41 -.23 128 -.01 85
90 USC 8-4 -.03 -.04 97 .00 62 .41 21 -.25 87 -.02 63 -.15 127 -.12 103 .12 31
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
91 Connecticut 1-10 -.03 -.04 98 .01 53 -.27 112 -.66 126 -.01 55 -.04 88 -.01 53 .04 62
92 Miami 5-6 -.04 -.05 105 .01 42 -.48 123 -.60 122 -.01 57 -.04 89 .12 12 .16 22
93 California 6-5 -.04 -.06 110 .03 11 -.13 95 -.14 74 -.06 94 .01 63 -.05 70 -.06 112
94 Army 3-7 -.04 -.03 90 -.01 81 -.20 102 .28 21 -.02 65 -.10 114 -.16 119 .20 9
95 Colorado State 3-8 -.04 -.04 102 .00 61 -.04 82 -.94 129 -.01 60 -.08 105 -.02 59 .17 17
96 Louisville 6-5 -.04 -.04 95 .00 76 .06 73 -.20 78 .03 32 -.10 111 -.06 74 .04 66
97 Minnesota 9-2 -.04 -.06 109 .02 14 -.24 106 -.21 81 -.11 121 -.02 77 -.11 101 .06 49
98 Massachusetts 1-10 -.04 .00 67 -.04 128 -.04 83 -.06 59 -.01 58 -.11 116 .44 2 -.03 97
99 Fresno State 3-8 -.04 -.02 79 -.03 116 .07 71 -.11 70 -.11 119 -.05 96 -.01 55 .12 30
100 Middle Tennessee 3-8 -.05 -.06 111 .02 22 .09 63 -.09 65 -.10 117 -.02 79 -.09 87 -.04 101
101 Louisiana Tech 8-3 -.05 -.03 86 -.02 110 .23 47 .09 39 .17 8 -.13 124 -.14 112 -.12 123
102 UAB 8-3 -.05 -.02 81 -.03 118 .11 58 -.68 128 -.09 111 .05 44 -.09 89 .17 19
103 Clemson 11-0 -.05 -.03 85 -.02 113 -.33 114 -.50 113 .01 47 .07 27 -.17 120 .18 11
104 Tulsa 4-8 -.05 -.08 120 .03 12 -.40 117 -.40 106 -.06 97 .04 52 -.12 106 -.01 83
105 Toledo 5-6 -.05 -.01 77 -.04 129 -.11 92 .11 35 .00 54 .05 45 -.13 107 .00 75
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
106 Bowling Green 2-9 -.05 -.04 96 -.02 100 -.65 126 .29 17 -.10 115 -.05 91 .12 11 .01 72
107 Nevada 6-5 -.06 -.04 99 -.02 98 .26 41 -.63 124 -.12 124 -.07 103 .01 45 .06 50
108 Eastern Michigan 5-6 -.06 -.04 101 -.02 101 .07 70 .00 53 -.12 122 -.09 109 .03 30 .05 53
109 Nebraska 5-7 -.06 -.07 118 .01 45 -.62 124 -.58 121 -.06 96 -.08 107 .06 22 .07 47
110 San Jose State 4-7 -.06 -.05 107 -.01 89 .36 30 -.51 114 -.05 90 -.11 119 -.07 79 -.13 125
111 BYU 6-5 -.06 -.06 112 .00 69 -.19 101 -.37 103 -.04 80 .14 3 -.15 116 -.04 103
112 Wake Forest 7-4 -.07 -.07 113 .00 67 .47 13 -.67 127 -.04 81 -.20 129 -.08 83 -.01 86
113 UTSA 3-8 -.07 -.05 104 -.02 106 .07 69 -.38 105 -.04 85 .03 57 -.14 110 .00 78
114 Ball State 4-7 -.07 -.07 116 .00 78 .08 64 -.64 125 .10 20 .07 22 -.10 94 -.40 129
115 Troy 4-7 -.07 -.07 114 -.01 82 -.06 86 -.30 95 .05 27 -.10 112 -.14 111 -.04 100
116 South Florida 3-8 -.08 -.08 122 .00 65 -.47 121 -.09 64 -.01 56 -.15 125 -.17 122 .04 63
117 Liberty 5-5 -.08 -.06 108 -.02 103 -.10 91 .16 29 -.06 98 -.05 94 -.18 124 .00 80
118 Boston College 5-6 -.08 -.07 117 .00 79 -.24 105 -.51 115 -.03 70 -.01 74 -.07 76 .08 44
119 UNLV 3-8 -.08 -.08 121 .00 72 .20 51 -.02 54 -.02 66 -.10 115 -.09 86 -.24 127
120 Akron 0-12 -.09 -.07 115 -.02 108 -.40 115 .10 36 .03 36 .04 53 -.21 126 -.10 118
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
121 Central Michigan 7-4 -.09 -.03 88 -.06 130 -.11 93 -.54 118 -.03 77 -.05 95 .08 16 -.01 91
122 Georgia State 6-5 -.10 -.08 123 -.02 105 -.25 108 -.36 102 -.04 82 -.03 85 -.24 129 -.03 96
123 South Alabama 1-10 -.10 -.09 124 -.01 93 -.48 122 .11 34 -.03 72 -.22 130 -.07 80 -.07 114
124 New Mexico State 1-10 -.10 -.08 119 -.02 114 -.05 84 -.53 117 .02 43 .01 62 -.19 125 -.06 111
125 Arizona 3-8 -.11 -.13 129 .02 17 -.13 96 -.20 79 -.08 106 -.02 78 -.28 130 -.11 119
126 Charlotte 6-5 -.11 -.10 125 -.01 95 .52 10 .30 16 -.04 79 -.08 108 -.09 91 -.49 130
127 Louisiana Monroe 4-7 -.11 -.12 128 .00 60 -.41 119 -.49 110 -.14 129 -.01 76 -.17 121 .03 68
128 Western Michigan 6-5 -.13 -.11 127 -.02 97 -1.05 129 -.27 92 .02 45 -.03 86 -.22 127 .05 55
129 UTEP 0-11 -.14 -.11 126 -.03 125 .23 45 -.57 120 -.07 100 -.13 123 -.05 68 -.04 102
130 Buffalo 6-5 -.16 -.16 130 .00 74 -.40 116 -.10 67 -.19 130 -.11 118 -.08 85 -.26 128