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FEI is a college football rating system based on opponent-adjusted drive efficiency. Approximately 20,000 possessions are contested annually in FBS vs. FBS games. First-half clock-kills and end-of-game garbage drives and scores are filtered out. Special Teams Efficiency (STE) is the average value generated per non-garbage possession by a team's non-offensive and non-defensive units.

Field Goal Efficiency (FGE) is the average value generated per field goal attempt as compared with national success rates and 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. Net starting field position (NFP) is the difference between the average starting field position for the team's offensive possessions (OFP) and its opponent's offensive possessions (DFP) measured in terms of yards from the end zone.

 

2015 STE Special Teams Ratings

 

Rk Team Rec STE   FGE Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk   OFP Rk DFP Rk NFP Rk
1 Tennessee 8-4 .17   -.13 88 .33 2 .20 4 .22 6 .01 54   66.7 7 75.9 1 9.2 1
2 Marshall 9-3 .14   -.19 97 .30 4 .11 22 .16 20 .18 9   67.2 10 71.9 31 4.7 12
3 San Diego State 10-3 .13   .19 47 .31 3 .09 34 .04 57 .19 8   65.3 1 74.0 5 8.7 2
4 Duke 7-5 .13   .49 9 .37 1 -.02 91 .01 69 .17 10   66.5 4 73.3 9 6.8 6
5 North Carolina 9-3 .13   .56 4 .07 20 .07 39 .24 5 -.09 92   68.4 25 71.7 39 3.3 27
6 Ohio State 12-1 .12   -.29 114 -.01 49 .15 11 .15 24 .19 7   67.4 12 75.4 2 7.9 3
7 Virginia Tech 6-6 .12   .58 2 -.04 64 .05 58 .21 8 .13 15   67.8 18 69.9 76 2.1 43
8 Kansas State 5-7 .12   .43 17 .24 6 .13 16 .21 10 -.01 62   67.7 16 70.1 72 2.4 38
9 Stanford 12-2 .11   .57 3 .25 5 .01 82 .12 29 .04 34   67.0 9 74.5 3 7.5 5
10 Memphis 8-4 .11   .40 20 -.02 53 .14 13 .13 27 .03 45   70.3 58 73.8 6 3.4 26
11 Washington 6-6 .09   .10 61 .04 24 .04 63 .25 2 .01 52   68.4 24 70.9 53 2.6 35
12 Florida International 4-7 .09   .12 53 .04 25 .29 1 .18 12 -.20 116   69.7 40 70.5 61 .8 54
13 Utah 10-3 .08   .55 5 -.13 109 .02 79 .17 17 .13 17   68.0 20 71.9 33 3.9 19
14 Michigan 10-3 .08   .11 58 .16 7 .04 62 .18 13 -.06 82   66.6 6 72.0 26 5.4 9
15 Texas A&M 7-5 .08   .22 46 -.22 126 .10 27 .19 11 .15 13   70.0 50 72.8 19 2.8 34
 
Rk Team Rec STE   FGE Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk   OFP Rk DFP Rk NFP Rk
16 Wisconsin 10-3 .08   -.01 77 .03 32 .06 52 .08 43 -.01 61   67.4 11 71.8 34 4.5 13
17 Texas 5-7 .08   .27 37 -.08 83 .14 14 .25 4 .02 48   70.5 63 69.6 80 -.8 73
18 Western Michigan 7-5 .07   .10 63 .04 27 .14 12 -.02 74 .09 22   70.0 48 71.5 45 1.5 47
19 Notre Dame 10-3 .07   .48 10 -.09 87 .06 49 .14 25 .10 18   71.5 90 72.9 18 1.4 50
20 East Carolina 4-7 .06   .25 39 -.10 96 .12 19 .11 38 .03 43   70.6 68 72.3 22 1.7 46
21 Temple 10-4 .06   .31 33 .03 30 .01 84 .13 26 -.03 69   67.5 13 71.6 42 4.1 16
22 Western Kentucky 12-2 .06   .58 1 .03 31 .02 76 .02 61 -.07 84   68.8 30 71.8 36 3.0 31
23 Wake Forest 2-9 .05   -.21 101 -.10 98 .08 36 -.01 73 .22 6   73.0 119 71.6 41 -1.5 81
24 Alabama 13-1 .05   -.02 78 -.11 106 .19 6 .21 9 -.15 109   68.8 31 73.0 16 4.2 14
25 Arkansas State 8-4 .05   .10 62 .14 11 .04 66 .06 47 .03 40   65.4 2 73.2 11 7.9 4
26 Houston 12-1 .05   -.03 81 .10 14 .13 17 .04 53 .01 51   69.9 47 73.0 13 3.1 30
27 New Mexico 6-6 .05   -.70 123 .08 17 .10 29 -.13 111 .28 1   70.8 72 70.8 55 .0 62
28 Georgia Southern 8-4 .04   -.18 93 -.02 54 .15 9 .17 18 -.12 102   66.1 3 72.0 27 5.9 7
29 Texas Tech 6-6 .04   .37 25 -.01 48 -.02 94 .00 72 -.09 89   71.3 84 71.1 51 -.2 66
30 Nebraska 6-7 .04   .39 24 -.10 99 .04 65 .05 51 .07 28   70.6 69 69.5 86 -1.1 78
 
Rk Team Rec STE   FGE Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk   OFP Rk DFP Rk NFP Rk
31 Georgia Tech 2-9 .04   .43 18 -.06 72 .05 54 .15 21 -.12 99   71.4 86 67.6 116 -3.8 104
32 TCU 10-2 .04   .43 15 .02 34 .11 21 -.02 75 .05 31   69.6 39 71.9 30 2.3 40
33 Texas State 2-9 .03   -.16 92 .00 44 -.04 99 .02 64 .25 2   70.9 78 73.2 12 2.3 41
34 Troy 3-8 .03   .09 64 -.11 102 .19 5 .11 32 -.03 68   69.8 44 68.2 108 -1.5 82
35 Oklahoma State 9-3 .03   .18 48 -.02 55 -.01 85 .11 36 .04 35   68.9 33 73.0 17 4.1 17
36 Ohio 7-5 .02   .08 65 -.03 61 .08 35 -.04 87 .07 25   69.7 42 72.6 20 2.9 32
37 Arizona State 5-7 .02   .11 60 .02 33 .05 56 .05 52 .00 59   68.6 28 71.8 35 3.2 28
38 Central Michigan 6-6 .02   .00 75 -.03 59 -.09 113 .01 70 .05 33   70.2 55 70.2 71 .0 64
39 Indiana 5-7 .02   .32 30 -.10 95 .05 57 .06 49 -.06 77   71.1 81 71.0 52 -.1 65
40 BYU 8-4 .02   .24 42 -.10 94 .14 15 .04 55 -.14 106   71.5 91 69.3 88 -2.2 92
41 Connecticut 5-7 .02   .35 27 -.02 52 -.07 110 -.07 99 .03 41   69.4 38 71.8 38 2.4 39
42 Florida Atlantic 3-9 .02   -.16 91 -.04 66 .11 26 -.17 120 .16 11   70.1 52 70.4 64 .3 59
43 Colorado State 6-6 .02   -.04 82 .00 42 -.03 95 .25 3 .03 42   70.2 54 71.9 29 1.8 45
44 Rutgers 3-8 .02   .12 55 .11 13 -.02 89 .31 1 -.14 104   72.5 109 68.1 110 -4.4 110
45 Syracuse 3-8 .02   .17 49 .01 37 .07 44 -.02 80 .00 57   68.1 23 70.4 67 2.2 42
 
Rk Team Rec STE   FGE Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk   OFP Rk DFP Rk NFP Rk
46 Northwestern 9-3 .02   -.29 112 .15 10 -.07 109 .02 62 .04 38   72.3 103 69.4 87 -2.9 98
47 Arizona 6-6 .02   .33 28 -.14 113 .04 64 .08 44 .05 32   70.0 49 70.4 65 .4 57
48 Auburn 6-6 .02   .55 6 .07 19 .07 47 .11 37 -.12 103   69.7 41 70.0 75 .3 58
49 Florida 10-4 .02   -.96 127 -.09 85 .06 53 .11 31 .23 5   68.8 29 73.7 7 5.0 11
50 Appalachian State 10-2 .01   .46 12 -.19 123 .07 40 -.02 78 .03 44   70.5 62 69.1 93 -1.4 80
51 South Carolina 3-8 .01   .12 56 .03 29 .08 38 -.06 97 .10 19   69.4 37 73.6 8 4.2 15
52 North Carolina State 6-6 .01   -.61 122 .14 12 -.05 104 .09 39 .09 20   67.7 17 73.0 15 5.3 10
53 Eastern Michigan 1-11 .01   .14 52 -.12 107 .01 80 .18 14 .04 36   70.5 64 69.7 79 -.7 71
54 Pittsburgh 7-5 .01   .02 73 .06 21 .07 46 .15 22 .09 23   70.4 61 74.2 4 3.8 22
55 Central Florida 0-11 .01   .24 44 -.13 111 .25 2 -.15 117 .24 3   70.4 59 67.9 114 -2.5 95
56 Boise State 8-4 .01   .45 13 -.03 62 -.02 90 .01 67 -.12 100   68.5 26 71.3 47 2.9 33
57 Ball State 2-9 .01   -.02 79 .16 8 .04 60 -.03 81 -.06 81   71.0 80 70.5 60 -.5 69
58 Nevada 6-6 .01   .51 8 .04 26 -.02 93 -.15 116 -.03 70   74.0 124 68.4 103 -5.6 119
59 Florida State 9-3 .00   .11 59 .02 35 .11 25 -.08 100 .06 29   72.3 101 73.3 10 .9 53
60 North Texas 1-10 .00   -.14 90 -.06 71 .10 31 .11 35 -.01 65   70.6 70 70.9 54 .2 61
 
Rk Team Rec STE   FGE Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk   OFP Rk DFP Rk NFP Rk
61 Toledo 10-2 .00   -.04 83 .09 15 .01 83 .11 34 -.21 119   67.7 15 70.2 70 2.6 36
62 Middle Tennessee 6-6 .00   .16 50 -.07 77 -.15 124 .13 28 -.28 125   70.7 71 65.9 122 -4.7 112
63 Air Force 7-6 .00   .55 7 -.03 58 -.01 86 -.10 106 .04 39   71.4 88 70.4 63 -1.0 77
64 Louisiana Lafayette 3-8 .00   -.20 99 .00 43 -.13 120 .18 15 .00 58   70.1 51 71.5 43 1.4 49
65 Hawaii 2-10 .00   .27 35 -.11 105 .04 67 .06 50 .13 16   72.7 112 69.8 78 -3.0 99
66 Arkansas 7-5 .00   -.45 117 -.05 69 .02 78 .02 65 -.05 76   68.1 21 71.9 32 3.8 20
67 Southern Mississippi 8-5 .00   -.24 106 -.01 50 .07 42 -.02 77 .15 14   66.6 5 72.0 25 5.4 8
68 Louisville 7-5 .00   .04 71 .01 41 -.05 103 .01 68 .01 55   70.4 60 70.6 56 .2 60
69 Mississippi State 8-4 .00   .27 36 -.13 112 .10 28 .16 19 -.16 110   70.8 73 72.1 24 1.3 52
70 Akron 7-5 .00   .01 74 -.15 117 .16 8 -.04 84 .01 56   69.7 43 71.5 44 1.8 44
71 South Florida 7-5 .00   -.20 100 -.01 51 -.04 98 .09 40 .07 26   69.8 45 69.5 85 -.2 67
72 Minnesota 6-7 .00   .46 11 -.01 47 -.05 102 -.08 103 -.01 63   72.3 102 70.0 74 -2.3 94
73 Georgia 9-3 -.01   -.24 104 -.28 128 .03 72 .22 7 .05 30   68.1 22 71.8 37 3.7 23
74 USC 8-6 -.01   .14 51 -.05 70 .16 7 .15 23 -.26 122   72.8 117 70.6 57 -2.2 93
75 Maryland 2-9 -.01   -.02 80 .01 38 .05 55 .03 59 -.15 107   70.8 76 65.6 123 -5.2 116
 
Rk Team Rec STE   FGE Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk   OFP Rk DFP Rk NFP Rk
76 Oregon 8-4 -.01   .43 16 .04 23 .07 43 .11 33 -.35 127   67.6 14 69.0 94 1.4 51
77 Miami 7-5 -.01   .40 22 -.02 56 .04 61 .02 63 -.09 88   69.0 34 72.4 21 3.5 25
78 Illinois 4-7 -.01   -.14 89 -.09 91 -.01 88 .11 30 -.04 71   70.8 74 70.3 68 -.5 68
79 Oklahoma 11-2 -.01   .00 76 -.08 80 .07 45 -.13 112 .09 21   68.6 27 71.1 48 2.5 37
80 Utah State 5-7 -.01   -.27 111 .15 9 .02 75 -.03 82 .02 47   66.8 8 70.2 69 3.5 24
81 Kentucky 4-7 -.01   .31 32 -.03 57 .01 81 -.08 102 -.08 87   72.8 115 68.8 99 -4.0 106
82 Army 1-9 -.02   -.20 98 -.10 97 .10 30 .17 16 -.04 72   72.5 107 68.3 106 -4.2 107
83 Northern Illinois 7-6 -.02   .23 45 .08 16 .09 33 -.08 101 -.19 114   69.3 36 67.5 117 -1.7 85
84 Missouri 4-7 -.02   .08 66 -.14 114 -.04 100 -.16 119 .02 50   73.1 120 68.0 111 -5.0 114
85 UCLA 8-5 -.03   .44 14 -.15 116 .04 69 -.04 85 -.10 94   71.8 97 72.3 23 .4 56
86 Rice 4-7 -.03   -.56 120 -.10 100 .07 41 .09 41 -.10 93   71.8 93 71.1 49 -.7 70
87 Navy 10-2 -.03   .24 40 -.01 46 -.06 106 .04 56 -.15 108   69.8 46 71.4 46 1.5 48
88 Mississippi 9-3 -.03   .05 68 -.25 127 .25 3 -.31 128 .15 12   70.5 66 71.1 50 .6 55
89 LSU 9-3 -.03   .12 54 -.09 92 .12 18 -.04 90 -.17 111   71.7 92 69.5 84 -2.2 91
90 Colorado 3-9 -.04   -.24 105 -.04 65 .04 59 -.05 94 .00 60   70.3 57 68.5 101 -1.8 86
 
Rk Team Rec STE   FGE Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk   OFP Rk DFP Rk NFP Rk
91 UNLV 2-9 -.04   .06 67 -.08 81 .06 50 -.09 104 -.02 67   72.4 105 70.4 62 -2.0 89
92 Iowa State 2-9 -.04   .33 29 -.09 88 -.12 117 .08 42 -.12 101   71.5 89 68.1 109 -3.3 101
93 West Virginia 7-5 -.04   .11 57 -.08 82 .02 77 -.05 93 .08 24   70.5 65 70.6 59 .0 63
94 New Mexico State 3-9 -.04   -.10 87 -.11 104 .07 48 .03 60 -.12 97   72.4 106 67.7 115 -4.7 111
95 UTEP 4-7 -.05   .04 69 -.07 76 .09 32 -.19 124 -.04 74   72.5 108 70.6 58 -1.9 88
96 Washington State 9-3 -.05   .24 43 -.12 108 -.07 107 .07 46 -.25 121   70.2 53 68.9 95 -1.3 79
97 South Alabama 4-7 -.05   .03 72 .04 22 .15 10 -.17 121 -.18 113   72.4 104 65.0 125 -7.4 124
98 San Jose State 5-7 -.05   -.29 113 -.09 86 -.23 128 -.05 95 .24 4   71.1 82 68.3 107 -2.9 97
99 Baylor 9-3 -.05   -.23 102 -.04 63 -.03 96 -.11 107 .01 53   70.6 67 69.6 82 -1.0 75
100 Cincinnati 6-6 -.05   .40 21 -.09 90 -.16 125 -.04 89 -.02 66   74.5 127 68.8 97 -5.7 120
101 Fresno State 2-9 -.05   -.24 103 -.09 89 -.02 92 -.11 108 -.06 78   67.9 19 71.7 40 3.8 21
102 Iowa 11-2 -.05   .39 23 .04 28 .04 68 -.02 76 -.14 105   69.1 35 73.0 14 3.9 18
103 Kent State 2-9 -.06   -.45 118 -.18 121 -.19 126 -.03 83 .04 37   74.0 126 67.0 120 -7.0 123
104 Penn State 7-6 -.06   .32 31 -.08 84 -.15 123 -.04 91 -.06 83   70.3 56 68.7 100 -1.6 83
105 Clemson 13-1 -.06   .42 19 -.06 73 -.14 122 -.13 113 -.05 75   72.8 114 69.2 90 -3.6 103
 
Rk Team Rec STE   FGE Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk   OFP Rk DFP Rk NFP Rk
106 Bowling Green 10-4 -.06   -.70 124 -.04 68 -.03 97 .02 66 -.04 73   70.8 75 69.9 77 -.9 74
107 Idaho 3-8 -.06   .35 26 -.18 122 -.04 101 -.19 123 .07 27   71.8 94 68.9 96 -2.9 96
108 SMU 2-9 -.06   -.06 85 .01 40 .12 20 -.22 127 -.36 128   72.0 98 66.5 121 -5.5 118
109 Tulsa 6-7 -.07   -.26 109 -.14 115 .03 73 -.12 109 -.01 64   71.2 83 69.2 89 -2.0 90
110 Michigan State 12-2 -.07   -.19 96 .01 39 -.08 111 .00 71 -.21 118   68.8 32 72.0 28 3.2 29
111 Charlotte 1-10 -.07   -.37 115 -.11 103 -.08 112 .08 45 -.20 117   72.7 113 64.6 126 -8.1 125
112 Massachusetts 3-9 -.07   -.09 86 .01 36 -.12 118 .03 58 -.09 91   72.6 110 68.3 104 -4.3 108
113 Georgia State 6-6 -.08   -.18 95 .00 45 .06 51 -.07 98 -.29 126   75.0 128 69.6 81 -5.4 117
114 Louisiana Monroe 1-11 -.08   -.24 107 -.07 75 .08 37 -.13 114 -.26 123   72.1 99 63.4 128 -8.7 127
115 Old Dominion 4-7 -.09   -.04 84 -.13 110 -.01 87 -.04 88 -.08 86   72.8 118 63.7 127 -9.1 128
116 Boston College 1-9 -.09   -.60 121 .07 18 -.14 121 -.14 115 .02 49   70.9 79 70.1 73 -.8 72
117 California 7-5 -.09   .24 41 -.07 74 -.09 114 -.05 92 -.06 79   72.3 100 69.1 91 -3.2 100
118 Miami (OH) 2-9 -.09   .04 70 -.11 101 .11 24 -.06 96 -.12 98   73.9 122 65.5 124 -8.4 126
119 Vanderbilt 3-8 -.09   -.25 108 -.08 79 .11 23 -.10 105 -.20 115   71.8 95 68.3 105 -3.5 102
120 UTSA 3-9 -.09   -.37 116 -.19 124 .03 70 .04 54 -.06 80   70.9 77 69.1 92 -1.7 84
 
Rk Team Rec STE   FGE Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk   OFP Rk DFP Rk NFP Rk
121 Virginia 3-8 -.10   .26 38 -.15 118 -.05 105 -.21 125 .02 46   72.7 111 68.4 102 -4.3 109
122 Oregon State 1-10 -.10   -.18 94 -.03 60 -.12 119 -.13 110 -.10 95   74.0 125 67.5 118 -6.5 122
123 Purdue 1-10 -.10   -.91 126 -.04 67 -.07 108 -.16 118 -.11 96   71.4 87 69.6 83 -1.9 87
124 Buffalo 4-7 -.10   -.27 110 -.08 78 -.09 115 -.02 79 -.07 85   71.4 85 70.4 66 -1.0 76
125 Wyoming 2-9 -.13   -1.26 128 -.16 119 .03 71 -.21 126 -.09 90   73.9 123 68.8 98 -5.1 115
126 Louisiana Tech 8-4 -.14   .29 34 -.20 125 -.19 127 -.04 86 -.17 112   71.8 96 67.9 112 -3.8 105
127 Kansas 0-11 -.14   -.78 125 -.09 93 .03 74 -.18 122 -.27 124   72.8 116 67.9 113 -4.9 113
128 Tulane 2-9 -.15   -.49 119 -.17 120 -.10 116 .06 48 -.25 120   73.5 121 67.4 119 -6.0 121