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Special Teams Efficiency (SE) is the average value generated per possession by a team's non-offensive and non-defensive units. SFEI is special teams efficiency adjusted for the strength of opponent special teams units faced. Field Goal Efficiency (FGE) and Oppnent Field Goal Efficiency (OFGE) are the average values 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. Extra Point Efficiency (XPE) and Opponent Extra Point Efficiency (OXPE) are the average values generated on point after attempts following touchdowns.

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

 

2018 SFEI Special Teams Ratings (updated 11/13/18)

 

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Rk Team Rec SFEI   SE Rk FGE Rk OFGE Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk XPE Rk OXPE Rk
1 LSU 7-2 .34   .02 39 .47 17 -1.03 129 .00 38 .11 15 -.02 75 .12 18 -.04 97 .16 2
2 Texas A&M 5-4 .26   .05 17 -.01 74 .02 53 .10 12 .12 11 -.12 111 .28 2 -.03 91 -.11 127
3 Michigan 9-1 .26   .11 1 -.04 80 .19 25 .14 7 .04 54 .15 14 .23 4 .07 17 .03 32
4 Georgia 8-1 .25   .03 28 .50 13 -.71 121 -.09 109 .03 69 .28 3 .06 42 -.03 92 .02 43
5 Penn State 7-3 .21   .05 20 -.04 82 .06 48 .03 29 .00 84 .12 23 .13 15 -.03 90 .03 36
6 Iowa 5-4 .20   .02 37 .23 44 -.37 101 .24 5 .05 44 -.05 85 -.08 90 -.03 89 .01 52
7 Florida 6-3 .19   .06 11 .26 42 -.20 86 .01 37 .10 22 .09 35 .12 19 -.02 85 .04 28
8 Auburn 5-4 .18   .06 8 -.16 100 .12 34 .09 14 .08 29 .05 53 .19 7 -.04 96 .02 44
9 Purdue 5-5 .16   .02 40 .02 70 -.02 61 -.04 64 -.01 91 .03 62 .17 10 -.04 101 .02 39
10 Northwestern 6-4 .16   .00 66 -.72 126 .40 12 -.06 85 -.03 101 .06 48 .06 39 .08 13 .07 14
11 Utah 6-3 .16   -.01 79 .57 9 -.91 128 -.03 58 .04 51 -.04 83 .09 29 .04 24 -.09 125
12 Alabama 10-0 .16   .11 2 .31 35 -.46 110 .46 1 .08 31 .15 15 .05 52 -.06 111 -.04 107
13 Kentucky 6-3 .14   .00 63 -1.10 129 .82 3 -.05 76 .08 28 .00 72 .06 43 -.04 98 .06 19
14 BYU 4-5 .14   .02 46 -.05 84 .07 47 -.13 123 .11 16 -.07 89 .17 9 .04 21 -.01 63
15 Pittsburgh 5-4 .13   .00 70 .76 2 -.66 119 .01 34 .06 40 .02 68 -.18 118 .01 65 .01 47
 
Rk Team Rec SFEI   SE Rk FGE Rk OFGE Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk XPE Rk OXPE Rk
16 Missouri 5-4 .13   -.01 75 -.14 94 .14 33 -.05 77 -.01 87 .18 11 -.18 116 -.04 100 .06 20
17 Temple 6-3 .13   .01 56 -.50 122 .39 14 -.03 61 .08 35 .14 17 -.14 110 .04 47 .02 45
18 Michigan State 6-4 .13   -.05 114 .48 16 -.40 103 -.07 93 .02 74 -.18 124 -.04 79 .04 37 -.14 128
19 Mississippi State 5-4 .12   -.02 87 .19 47 -.10 69 -.05 78 .03 66 -.12 110 -.01 69 .04 34 -.04 94
20 Vanderbilt 3-6 .12   .02 47 -.29 113 .20 22 -.07 99 .08 36 -.11 106 .18 8 .04 20 .03 33
21 North Carolina 1-8 .12   .04 25 .02 69 -.04 63 -.11 116 .10 19 .16 12 .05 51 .08 6 -.02 76
22 UCLA 2-8 .12   -.05 115 .43 23 -.50 111 -.06 91 -.06 111 -.10 100 -.06 84 .04 39 -.04 95
23 Tennessee 4-5 .12   -.04 103 .10 60 -.10 67 -.09 112 -.10 120 -.07 87 .10 27 -.05 106 -.01 64
24 Akron 3-5 .12   .00 61 .41 27 -.32 97 .08 17 -.03 100 .05 52 -.04 76 -.13 127 .03 34
25 Toledo 4-5 .11   .06 7 .11 58 -.17 81 .13 8 .04 49 .37 1 -.12 107 -.04 95 .00 54
26 Ohio State 9-1 .11   .05 15 -.26 107 .21 21 .03 27 .11 14 -.03 78 .16 11 -.02 82 .07 18
27 Indiana 5-5 .10   -.01 83 .41 25 -.62 117 -.03 56 -.07 113 .07 45 .01 64 .01 59 .01 49
28 Tulane 4-5 .09   .04 23 .07 64 -.08 66 .06 22 .03 62 .04 58 .05 49 .01 69 .09 9
29 Texas 7-3 .09   .00 64 .33 32 -.33 100 -.06 90 .04 56 .13 19 -.05 81 .02 57 -.07 119
30 Oklahoma 9-1 .09   .06 10 .25 43 -.23 91 .04 26 -.02 94 .12 24 .12 20 .04 22 .10 7
 
Rk Team Rec SFEI   SE Rk FGE Rk OFGE Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk XPE Rk OXPE Rk
31 West Virginia 7-1 .08   -.01 80 .38 30 -.55 115 -.04 68 .08 30 -.11 104 .04 54 .04 30 -.04 92
32 Louisville 1-8 .07   -.02 84 .36 31 -.21 87 -.11 118 -.03 104 .13 21 -.09 96 -.01 80 -.02 82
33 North Carolina State 5-3 .07   -.05 113 .31 34 -.44 107 -.15 128 .03 58 -.10 97 -.10 99 .08 10 .00 60
34 Texas Tech 4-5 .07   .03 29 .51 12 -.64 118 -.01 44 .03 63 .02 64 .20 6 -.01 76 -.02 74
35 TCU 3-6 .07   .02 38 -.28 108 .30 17 -.05 71 .01 81 .09 32 .02 58 .04 32 .02 41
36 Boston College 6-3 .06   .02 43 .17 49 -.15 76 -.06 82 -.04 105 .32 2 -.09 95 -.04 99 .02 38
37 Arkansas 1-8 .06   -.08 128 .48 14 -.41 104 -.09 110 -.15 126 -.11 107 -.17 114 .04 50 -.02 71
38 Iowa State 6-3 .06   .00 67 .03 68 -.04 62 .06 20 .05 46 -.07 88 -.11 105 .12 3 -.04 87
39 South Carolina 5-4 .05   .04 27 .41 26 -.26 94 .12 9 .04 52 -.24 130 .16 12 .11 4 -.01 65
40 Stanford 5-4 .05   .04 24 .28 39 -.12 75 -.06 88 .08 32 .05 50 .16 13 .01 63 -.04 100
41 Wisconsin 6-4 .05   .02 44 -.04 83 .03 52 -.06 87 .08 27 .01 71 .08 35 .04 26 -.04 90
42 Washington 6-3 .05   .00 69 .04 67 -.04 64 -.09 111 .03 60 -.02 77 -.14 111 .04 48 .25 1
43 Arizona State 6-4 .05   .00 71 .10 59 -.11 72 -.07 95 .07 38 .02 65 -.02 72 .04 35 -.08 122
44 Georgia Southern 6-3 .05   .06 12 .63 5 -.50 112 -.02 53 .03 64 .22 6 .06 45 .08 11 -.04 88
45 Oregon State 1-8 .04   -.01 78 -.52 123 .63 5 -.05 72 .05 45 -.14 116 .02 61 .01 67 -.01 62
 
Rk Team Rec SFEI   SE Rk FGE Rk OFGE Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk XPE Rk OXPE Rk
46 Maryland 5-5 .03   .05 14 .61 7 -.44 106 .22 6 -.09 116 .09 38 .05 47 .01 64 -.04 101
47 Northern Illinois 7-3 .02   .04 22 -.03 79 .02 54 -.02 45 .03 59 .12 22 .08 31 -.08 117 .14 4
48 Air Force 3-6 .02   .00 60 -.02 77 .02 55 -.03 59 .23 1 .05 55 -.26 125 .04 53 -.01 69
49 Ohio 5-4 .02   .05 16 .02 71 -.02 60 -.06 84 .16 3 .22 7 -.04 77 .02 55 -.01 68
50 Minnesota 5-5 .01   .05 18 .52 11 -.56 116 .02 32 .04 53 .10 28 .15 14 .08 14 -.11 126
51 Baylor 4-5 .01   .02 35 -.34 115 .31 16 -.08 101 .10 21 .09 37 .10 28 -.06 113 -.02 73
52 Virginia 6-3 .01   .07 4 .06 66 -.10 70 .07 19 .09 24 .13 20 .10 24 .08 9 .00 56
53 Duke 6-3 .01   -.02 88 -.39 116 .25 19 -.02 52 .14 7 -.03 80 -.18 119 .01 62 -.01 66
54 Notre Dame 10-0 .01   -.03 97 .22 45 -.19 83 -.03 57 -.07 112 .02 63 -.04 75 -.05 105 -.04 103
55 Miami (OH) 4-6 .01   .02 34 .09 61 -.11 73 .25 3 .09 26 -.13 114 -.10 97 -.04 94 .04 30
56 Oklahoma State 4-5 .01   .00 62 -.13 93 .21 20 -.02 47 .05 47 .08 42 -.07 87 -.03 88 -.04 102
57 Virginia Tech 3-5 .00   .01 53 -.28 109 .19 23 -.05 73 .01 79 .03 61 .05 53 .12 2 -.04 86
58 Boise State 8-2 .00   -.01 73 -.23 104 .18 27 -.03 55 .11 13 .05 54 -.20 123 .02 56 .04 29
59 Clemson 9-0 .00   .02 50 -.03 78 .03 51 .02 33 .12 9 -.05 84 -.08 91 .04 43 .06 22
60 Nebraska 2-7 .00   -.07 123 -.16 98 .15 31 -.05 70 -.06 108 -.22 129 -.11 106 .04 46 .01 51
 
Rk Team Rec SFEI   SE Rk FGE Rk OFGE Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk XPE Rk OXPE Rk
61 Kansas State 3-6 .00   -.02 91 .01 72 .00 59 -.14 125 .02 70 .07 44 -.05 82 -.04 103 -.01 61
62 Florida State 3-6 -.01   -.03 99 .40 28 -.27 95 -.10 113 -.06 109 .05 51 -.16 113 .00 74 .05 27
63 Illinois 3-6 -.01   -.04 102 .45 20 -.71 120 -.02 46 -.01 92 -.16 122 .04 55 .04 31 -.02 79
64 SMU 4-5 -.01   .00 72 .30 36 -.23 92 .10 11 -.03 103 -.04 82 -.09 94 -.02 86 .03 35
65 Washington State 8-1 -.01   .01 55 .09 62 -.11 74 .00 40 -.02 97 .06 49 .10 25 -.06 108 -.04 105
66 Wake Forest 4-5 -.01   -.01 77 -.08 88 .11 39 -.07 96 -.03 102 .09 34 -.04 78 .01 66 -.02 77
67 USC 5-5 -.02   .02 41 .40 29 -.40 102 .00 43 .01 77 .09 36 -.10 101 .07 15 .10 8
68 Oregon 5-4 -.02   .02 48 -.73 127 .38 15 .06 23 -.02 96 .08 39 .02 59 .07 16 .02 40
69 San Diego State 6-3 -.02   -.01 81 .48 15 -.74 123 .00 41 -.01 93 -.11 105 .10 23 .04 23 .00 57
70 Marshall 5-3 -.02   .07 5 -.05 85 .05 49 .04 25 .09 23 .19 9 .06 44 .04 29 .00 53
71 Mississippi 4-5 -.03   -.06 120 -.10 90 .12 36 .00 42 -.22 130 -.10 99 -.01 67 .01 60 -.04 99
72 Connecticut 0-9 -.03   -.05 118 .27 40 -.22 88 -.04 65 -.18 127 -.10 101 .02 63 -.06 109 .01 48
73 Hawaii 5-5 -.03   .00 59 .22 46 -.17 82 -.05 80 -.18 128 .08 40 .11 22 .10 5 .02 42
74 UNLV 2-7 -.04   -.05 116 -.41 118 .15 30 -.13 124 .02 71 -.14 120 -.03 74 .01 68 .05 23
75 UAB 8-1 -.04   .06 13 .00 73 .00 58 .01 36 .04 57 .24 4 -.01 68 .01 61 .07 10
 
Rk Team Rec SFEI   SE Rk FGE Rk OFGE Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk XPE Rk OXPE Rk
76 Army 7-2 -.05   .01 52 -.24 106 .48 10 -.08 105 .02 73 .10 31 -.07 85 .04 40 .00 59
77 Utah State 8-1 -.05   .05 19 -.10 89 .10 42 .25 4 .07 37 .09 33 -.08 93 .04 44 -.16 130
78 Syracuse 7-2 -.06   .03 31 .57 10 -.89 127 .03 30 .13 8 .04 57 .08 34 .02 54 -.04 98
79 Kansas 3-6 -.06   -.02 85 -.29 112 .29 18 -.04 66 .03 61 -.18 125 .10 26 .00 73 -.01 67
80 Rutgers 1-9 -.06   -.04 106 .12 55 -.10 68 -.11 119 .03 65 -.22 128 .07 36 .04 27 -.07 116
81 Miami 4-5 -.06   -.06 121 -.18 102 .07 43 -.04 62 .02 72 -.09 94 -.19 120 -.06 110 -.04 106
82 Florida International 6-3 -.06   .06 9 .30 37 -.32 99 -.08 103 .17 2 .23 5 .06 37 .04 28 -.04 91
83 Louisiana Tech 6-3 -.06   -.02 92 -.04 81 .04 50 -.12 122 -.09 117 .02 70 .02 62 .00 70 .07 16
84 New Mexico 2-7 -.07   .03 32 1.08 1 -.54 114 -.11 117 .11 12 .06 46 .03 56 -.09 122 -.07 117
85 Southern Mississippi 3-5 -.07   -.04 105 .44 22 -.72 122 -.02 49 .01 78 -.07 86 -.08 92 -.01 79 .00 55
86 Old Dominion 3-7 -.07   .01 51 .11 56 -.16 78 -.02 51 -.03 98 .08 41 .08 32 -.04 102 .04 31
87 South Alabama 1-8 -.07   -.03 94 -.14 96 .10 40 -.02 50 -.11 121 -.04 81 .12 17 -.09 121 -.02 81
88 Eastern Michigan 5-5 -.08   .02 49 -.45 120 .51 8 -.04 69 -.05 107 .10 30 -.07 88 .08 12 .14 3
89 Navy 1-8 -.08   -.04 104 .42 24 -.30 96 -.07 98 -.10 119 .02 67 -.10 98 .00 71 -.02 80
90 Fresno State 7-2 -.09   .01 54 -.12 91 .11 38 -.09 108 .11 17 .02 66 .13 16 -.01 77 -.14 129
 
Rk Team Rec SFEI   SE Rk FGE Rk OFGE Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk XPE Rk OXPE Rk
91 Charlotte 3-6 -.09   -.14 129 .66 4 -1.18 130 -.06 86 -.08 114 -.14 115 -.43 130 -.02 84 .05 26
92 Houston 6-3 -.09   -.01 76 -.28 111 .12 35 -.06 89 .08 33 -.11 108 .06 46 .06 18 -.02 72
93 Central Michigan 0-10 -.09   -.04 108 .15 53 -.17 80 -.03 54 .03 67 -.07 91 -.10 103 -.09 119 -.04 111
94 San Jose State 1-8 -.09   .00 65 .17 51 -.17 79 .07 18 -.01 90 .10 29 -.06 83 -.10 124 -.04 114
95 Georgia Tech 5-4 -.10   -.02 89 .11 57 -.15 77 -.08 104 -.18 129 -.12 109 .34 1 -.01 75 -.07 120
96 Wyoming 3-6 -.10   -.02 86 .69 3 -.74 124 .01 35 -.01 88 -.09 93 -.11 104 .04 45 .07 12
97 Buffalo 8-1 -.11   -.02 90 -.46 121 .51 9 -.02 48 -.03 99 .11 25 -.10 100 -.08 116 -.09 124
98 Appalachian State 6-2 -.11   .07 6 .18 48 -.11 71 .10 13 -.01 89 .21 8 .09 30 .04 25 -.04 89
99 New Mexico State 2-7 -.11   -.03 98 -.01 75 .01 57 .03 31 -.12 122 .18 10 -.32 128 .08 8 .00 58
100 California 5-4 -.12   -.03 93 -.17 101 .16 28 -.04 67 .04 50 -.14 118 .05 50 -.05 107 -.04 104
101 Arizona 4-5 -.12   -.05 110 .07 63 -.20 84 -.12 120 .06 42 -.07 90 .03 57 -.13 126 -.08 121
102 Rice 0-10 -.13   .04 21 -.05 86 .07 44 .06 21 .15 5 -.14 117 .06 41 .20 1 -.02 83
103 South Florida 6-3 -.13   .02 42 -.06 87 .07 46 .29 2 .06 43 -.15 121 -.02 71 -.09 120 -.04 112
104 Louisiana Lafayette 4-5 -.13   -.07 122 .45 21 -.45 109 .00 39 -.05 106 -.09 96 -.20 121 -.07 115 -.02 75
105 Florida Atlantic 4-5 -.13   -.03 100 -.42 119 .63 4 .06 24 .15 4 -.09 95 -.34 129 -.18 129 .07 13
 
Rk Team Rec SFEI   SE Rk FGE Rk OFGE Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk XPE Rk OXPE Rk
106 North Texas 6-3 -.14   .00 68 .27 41 -.25 93 -.07 97 .01 80 .11 26 .05 48 -.09 123 -.04 113
107 Troy 7-2 -.14   .08 3 .13 54 -.23 89 .10 10 .05 48 .08 43 .22 5 .04 19 .07 15
108 Memphis 5-4 -.14   .02 45 .46 19 -.79 125 .08 15 .06 39 .11 27 -.10 102 .00 72 .07 17
109 Nevada 5-4 -.14   -.05 112 .28 38 -.44 108 .08 16 -.09 115 -.22 127 .06 40 -.08 118 -.04 110
110 Cincinnati 8-1 -.14   .02 36 -.56 124 .56 7 -.05 75 -.06 110 .02 69 .26 3 -.04 93 .01 46
111 Coastal Carolina 4-5 -.15   -.06 119 .16 52 -.20 85 -.04 63 -.14 125 -.08 92 .00 65 -.11 125 .01 50
112 UTSA 3-7 -.15   -.03 96 .46 18 -.52 113 -.14 127 .10 18 -.14 119 .02 60 .04 33 -.04 93
113 Central Florida 8-0 -.15   .01 58 .63 6 -.44 105 -.03 60 .02 75 -.10 103 -.03 73 .04 36 .12 5
114 Ball State 2-7 -.17   -.04 107 .17 50 -.23 90 -.09 106 .01 76 .04 59 -.13 109 -.06 112 -.04 108
115 Bowling Green 1-8 -.17   .04 26 -.41 117 1.02 1 -.12 121 .00 83 .14 18 -.01 70 .08 7 -.02 84
116 Colorado State 3-6 -.18   -.08 127 .06 65 -.07 65 -.10 115 -.02 95 -.10 98 -.25 124 .04 52 -.04 97
117 Arkansas State 5-4 -.19   .02 33 -.24 105 .47 11 .03 28 .03 68 -.16 123 .08 33 .01 58 .11 6
118 Middle Tennessee 6-3 -.20   -.03 95 -.19 103 .19 24 -.10 114 -.01 86 .05 56 -.07 86 .04 41 -.08 123
119 East Carolina 2-6 -.20   -.07 124 .61 8 -.83 126 -.14 126 .06 41 -.13 113 -.14 112 .04 49 -.04 96
120 Liberty 3-5 -.21   -.05 111 -.28 110 .15 29 -.05 81 -.14 124 .06 47 -.18 115 .04 51 .06 21
 
Rk Team Rec SFEI   SE Rk FGE Rk OFGE Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk XPE Rk OXPE Rk
121 Colorado 4-5 -.22   .01 57 -.01 76 .01 56 -.07 94 .10 20 .00 73 .00 66 -.02 83 .02 37
122 Tulsa 1-8 -.23   .03 30 -.59 125 .62 6 -.07 100 .09 25 .15 16 -.07 89 .04 42 .05 25
123 Georgia State 1-8 -.25   -.01 74 -.12 92 .11 37 -.09 107 -.10 118 .16 13 .11 21 -.23 130 .07 11
124 Louisiana Monroe 5-4 -.25   -.07 126 -.14 95 .07 45 -.08 102 .12 10 -.20 126 -.26 126 -.02 87 -.01 70
125 UTEP 1-8 -.26   -.01 82 -.15 97 .10 41 -.05 79 .14 6 -.10 102 -.04 80 .04 38 -.07 118
126 Kent State 1-8 -.26   -.03 101 .32 33 -.32 98 -.05 74 .04 55 -.01 74 -.18 117 -.01 78 -.02 78
127 Western Michigan 5-4 -.27   -.16 130 -.96 128 .39 13 -.21 130 -.13 123 -.13 112 -.31 127 -.05 104 .05 24
128 Massachusetts 3-7 -.35   -.05 117 -.16 99 .14 32 -.07 92 -.01 85 -.02 76 -.20 122 -.01 81 -.03 85
129 Western Kentucky 1-8 -.38   -.07 125 -.31 114 .19 26 -.15 129 .00 82 -.03 79 -.13 108 -.07 114 -.04 109
130 Texas State 2-7 -.39   -.05 109 -1.69 130 .85 2 -.06 83 .08 34 .03 60 .06 38 -.14 128 -.04 115