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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.

 

2015 SFEI Special Teams Ratings (final)

 

Rk Team W-L SFEI   SPE Rk SOA Rk   FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
1 Tennessee 8-4 .16   .16 1 .01 53   -.14 91 .30 15 .32 2 .17 3 .18 7 .06 43
2 North Carolina 9-3 .14   .12 3 .02 15   .52 7 .26 19 .09 19 .05 39 .19 5 -.06 87
3 Ohio State 12-1 .14   .12 4 .02 18   -.29 113 .23 20 .02 43 .14 9 .13 21 .20 5
4 Duke 7-5 .13   .10 8 .02 19   .49 8 -.46 114 .34 1 -.06 100 .00 62 .12 18
5 Virginia Tech 6-6 .12   .10 10 .02 14   .53 5 .01 46 -.03 65 .03 56 .15 14 .11 22
6 Texas A&M 7-5 .10   .09 11 .01 35   .23 45 -.07 63 -.15 126 .08 24 .16 11 .19 6
7 Marshall 9-3 .10   .12 2 -.02 110   -.23 100 .14 34 .30 3 .10 15 .13 20 .16 10
8 Stanford 12-2 .10   .11 5 -.01 91   .56 2 -.35 106 .26 5 .01 72 .07 32 .09 27
9 Washington 6-6 .09   .08 12 .01 51   .11 56 -.02 53 .07 24 .00 78 .20 4 .05 44
10 Utah 10-3 .09   .08 13 .01 48   .55 3 -.15 75 -.14 122 -.01 82 .16 13 .19 7
11 Michigan 10-3 .08   .07 14 .01 39   .10 58 -.26 92 .18 7 .03 57 .15 15 -.06 89
12 Kansas State 5-7 .08   .11 7 -.02 112   .44 13 -.37 108 .24 6 .07 27 .17 10 .02 56
13 Alabama 13-1 .08   .07 16 .02 30   -.03 79 .01 44 .01 45 .16 6 .17 8 -.09 101
14 Memphis 8-4 .08   .11 6 -.03 125   .40 20 -.31 102 .00 55 .14 8 .09 29 .08 30
15 San Diego State 10-3 .07   .10 9 -.03 121   .17 50 .03 42 .28 4 .07 31 .02 56 .13 15
 
Rk Team W-L SFEI   SPE Rk SOA Rk   FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
16 Notre Dame 10-3 .07   .06 23 .02 28   .47 10 .12 35 -.07 89 .03 54 .10 28 .08 33
17 Wisconsin 10-3 .07   .07 15 .00 72   -.02 78 .73 3 .05 30 .05 43 .05 39 -.01 67
18 Wake Forest 2-9 .07   .04 27 .03 12   -.22 99 .36 9 -.07 90 .07 28 -.06 89 .21 3
19 South Carolina 3-8 .06   .04 30 .02 16   .11 57 -.42 110 .05 31 .05 38 .00 63 .15 11
20 East Carolina 4-7 .06   .06 21 .00 60   .30 36 .27 18 -.09 100 .07 25 .04 45 .09 26
21 Georgia Tech 2-9 .05   .02 39 .03 5   .41 19 -.25 89 -.05 76 .07 29 .12 24 -.07 95
22 Western Michigan 7-5 .05   .05 25 .00 66   .06 65 -.03 56 .05 27 .10 14 -.07 92 .11 21
23 Indiana 5-7 .05   .02 42 .03 6   .31 31 .00 50 -.11 111 .05 36 .04 48 -.02 74
24 Western Kentucky 12-2 .05   .06 19 -.01 94   .57 1 .17 30 .08 21 .02 66 .01 61 -.07 96
25 Texas 5-7 .05   .06 20 -.01 92   .28 39 -.06 61 -.08 95 .08 23 .19 6 .05 47
26 Florida International 4-7 .05   .06 17 -.02 100   .09 60 .21 24 .07 25 .17 4 .13 22 -.16 115
27 Temple 10-4 .05   .06 18 -.02 98   .30 34 -.31 104 .05 32 .00 80 .14 17 .00 63
28 Arizona State 5-7 .04   .03 32 .01 40   .10 59 -.44 112 .07 26 .05 45 .03 52 .03 55
29 BYU 8-4 .04   .03 35 .01 37   .26 40 .32 13 -.08 97 .13 10 .00 65 -.08 97
30 Houston 12-1 .04   .05 24 -.02 99   -.04 81 -.12 71 .10 17 .12 11 .03 54 .06 39
 
Rk Team W-L SFEI   SPE Rk SOA Rk   FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
31 Florida State 9-3 .04   .03 36 .01 42   .30 35 -.46 113 .03 40 .09 16 -.11 106 .12 16
32 Texas Tech 6-6 .03   .04 28 -.01 83   .36 25 .81 2 -.01 61 -.03 89 -.04 82 -.03 78
33 Nebraska 6-7 .03   .04 31 -.01 79   .39 22 .08 40 -.09 103 .02 65 .04 47 .08 31
34 Northwestern 9-3 .03   .00 61 .03 7   -.32 115 .23 21 .15 12 -.07 106 -.02 74 .04 52
35 Syracuse 3-8 .03   .03 34 .00 58   .15 51 .00 48 .03 41 .05 44 -.01 69 .05 50
36 Arkansas 7-5 .03   .00 70 .03 3   -.48 119 .20 26 -.03 72 -.01 81 -.03 77 -.01 70
37 Missouri 4-7 .03   .01 56 .02 20   .06 64 .38 7 -.12 115 -.06 101 -.12 109 .06 40
38 Georgia 9-3 .03   .01 53 .02 25   -.23 103 -.19 78 -.13 118 .02 60 .23 2 .00 64
39 Auburn 6-6 .03   .02 46 .01 44   .53 6 -.65 123 .09 20 .06 34 .07 33 -.10 103
40 Arizona 6-6 .03   .03 38 .00 67   .32 30 -.06 59 -.10 109 .02 64 .05 37 .10 25
41 Utah State 5-7 .02   .02 47 .01 52   -.29 111 -.69 126 .16 11 .01 68 .06 36 .07 35
42 Mississippi State 8-4 .02   .02 48 .01 47   .26 41 -.06 60 -.10 108 .09 20 .16 12 -.11 105
43 Pittsburgh 7-5 .02   .00 68 .02 13   .01 72 -.84 128 .08 22 .04 47 .08 30 .10 23
44 North Carolina State 6-6 .02   .01 55 .02 27   -.49 120 -.51 116 .17 8 -.08 108 .04 43 .12 20
45 Rutgers 3-8 .02   .02 49 .01 50   .12 54 -.05 57 .11 16 -.04 94 .26 1 -.10 102
 
Rk Team W-L SFEI   SPE Rk SOA Rk   FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
46 Ball State 2-9 .02   .03 37 .00 73   .05 66 -.25 91 .16 10 .04 48 -.01 66 -.03 76
47 Arkansas State 8-4 .02   .06 22 -.04 127   -.06 84 -.19 79 .16 9 .03 53 .05 40 .09 28
48 Miami 7-5 .02   .00 69 .02 17   .39 21 -.30 101 .03 42 .02 61 -.01 67 -.07 92
49 Minnesota 6-7 .02   .00 62 .01 34   .45 12 -.20 80 .00 52 -.07 104 -.08 98 .03 54
50 Eastern Michigan 1-11 .01   .04 26 -.03 120   .43 14 .32 12 -.05 78 .00 73 .14 18 .05 49
51 Central Michigan 6-6 .01   .02 45 -.01 80   .01 73 .69 4 .00 54 -.12 116 -.03 79 .05 48
52 Georgia Southern 8-4 .01   .04 29 -.03 118   -.11 88 -.28 98 .03 38 .14 7 .11 25 -.09 99
53 Louisville 7-5 .01   .00 67 .01 32   .04 67 -.01 51 .01 46 -.05 98 .01 60 .00 62
54 Connecticut 5-7 .01   .01 58 .01 54   .34 28 .19 29 -.01 60 -.07 103 -.11 108 .01 59
55 TCU 10-2 .01   .02 43 -.01 89   .43 15 -.39 109 .05 29 .07 30 -.07 94 .06 41
56 USC 8-6 .01   -.02 79 .03 11   .13 53 -.27 95 -.04 74 .10 13 .12 23 -.22 120
57 Middle Tennessee 6-6 .01   .01 57 .00 56   .14 52 .94 1 -.05 79 -.16 124 .11 27 -.25 124
58 Florida 10-4 .01   -.01 77 .02 21   -.98 127 -.10 67 -.08 91 .04 49 .04 44 .20 4
59 Oklahoma State 9-3 .01   .02 50 -.01 87   .03 69 .01 47 .00 57 -.05 97 .07 34 .07 36
60 Troy 3-8 .01   .03 33 -.03 115   .08 62 -.23 85 -.09 101 .20 1 .08 31 -.01 71
 
Rk Team W-L SFEI   SPE Rk SOA Rk   FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
61 New Mexico 6-6 .00   .02 40 -.02 108   -.74 124 .01 45 .11 14 .09 18 -.20 126 .21 2
62 Maryland 2-9 .00   -.01 76 .01 33   -.01 75 .21 25 .01 49 -.03 88 .04 46 -.12 107
63 South Florida 7-5 .00   -.01 75 .01 36   -.21 98 -.13 73 .03 37 -.09 110 .05 42 .09 29
64 Colorado State 6-6 .00   .02 44 -.02 109   -.04 82 -.34 105 -.01 59 -.04 90 .21 3 .10 24
65 Boise State 8-4 .00   .01 54 -.01 85   .43 16 -.14 74 -.01 58 -.02 86 -.03 78 -.07 93
66 Oregon 8-4 .00   .00 60 -.01 78   .42 17 -.22 83 .12 13 .05 37 .05 38 -.30 127
67 Northern Illinois 7-6 .00   .00 59 -.01 84   .22 47 -.01 52 .07 23 .05 40 -.03 75 -.16 114
68 Oklahoma 11-2 .00   -.01 72 .00 62   .03 68 -.10 68 -.07 87 .05 41 -.14 113 .14 12
69 Florida Atlantic 3-9 -.01   .02 41 -.03 119   -.16 92 .45 6 -.02 63 .08 22 -.14 114 .13 14
70 Hawaii 2-10 -.01   .00 71 -.01 75   .25 42 -.57 121 -.11 112 .04 50 .01 58 .14 13
71 Nevada 6-6 -.01   .00 64 -.01 86   .49 9 .10 39 .04 33 -.04 95 -.16 121 -.01 73
72 Central Florida 0-11 -.01   -.02 82 .01 43   .21 48 -.62 122 -.11 113 .17 2 -.13 110 .16 9
73 Toledo 10-2 -.01   -.01 73 -.01 77   -.06 85 -.10 70 .11 15 -.02 85 .11 26 -.16 116
74 North Texas 1-10 -.02   .00 63 -.02 97   -.20 96 -.21 81 -.04 75 .06 32 .14 19 .01 61
75 Boston College 1-9 -.02   -.05 104 .04 2   -.60 122 -.48 115 .10 18 -.20 127 -.08 96 .07 34
 
Rk Team W-L SFEI   SPE Rk SOA Rk   FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
76 LSU 9-3 -.02   -.05 99 .03 9   .12 55 -.24 87 -.09 98 .03 58 -.04 84 -.13 112
77 Illinois 4-7 -.02   -.04 90 .02 24   -.13 90 -.22 84 -.08 92 -.04 91 .05 41 -.06 90
78 Appalachian State 10-2 -.02   .01 51 -.03 123   .45 11 .17 31 -.14 121 .00 79 -.07 93 .08 32
79 Michigan State 12-2 -.02   -.04 92 .02 22   -.19 95 -.10 69 .03 39 -.02 84 .02 57 -.18 118
80 Penn State 7-6 -.02   -.04 93 .02 23   .30 37 .03 43 -.10 105 -.15 121 -.02 73 .00 66
81 Mississippi 9-3 -.02   -.04 88 .01 31   .01 70 -.25 88 -.17 128 .16 5 -.26 128 .12 19
82 UCLA 8-5 -.02   -.02 84 .00 65   .41 18 -.27 96 -.11 114 .02 63 -.06 90 -.07 94
83 Ohio 7-5 -.02   -.01 74 -.02 101   -.02 77 -.26 93 .01 48 .06 33 -.04 83 .02 57
84 West Virginia 7-5 -.03   -.03 87 .01 49   .09 61 -.68 124 -.03 71 .00 76 -.08 97 .12 17
85 Texas State 2-9 -.03   .00 65 -.03 116   -.18 94 .05 41 .00 53 -.04 92 -.03 76 .18 8
86 Louisiana Lafayette 3-8 -.03   .01 52 -.04 128   -.23 101 .19 27 .00 56 -.14 120 .17 9 .04 51
87 Clemson 13-1 -.03   -.06 109 .03 4   .35 26 -.06 62 .01 50 -.16 123 -.18 122 -.01 69
88 Army 1-9 -.03   -.02 80 -.01 88   -.23 102 -.70 127 -.10 104 .09 19 .14 16 .00 65
89 Kentucky 4-7 -.03   -.04 89 .01 45   .30 33 -.02 55 -.03 70 .00 77 -.09 101 -.13 109
90 Navy 10-2 -.03   -.03 85 .00 74   .22 46 .33 11 .04 36 -.07 105 -.01 68 -.13 111
 
Rk Team W-L SFEI   SPE Rk SOA Rk   FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
91 Akron 7-5 -.03   .00 66 -.03 124   -.01 74 .29 16 -.07 88 .08 21 -.09 100 .06 42
92 Air Force 7-6 -.04   -.02 78 -.02 107   .54 4 -.26 94 -.01 62 -.03 87 -.15 118 .02 58
93 Virginia 3-8 -.04   -.08 117 .04 1   .24 44 -.31 103 -.15 125 -.06 99 -.16 120 .06 38
94 Southern Mississippi 8-5 -.04   -.02 83 -.01 93   -.26 106 -.12 72 .01 47 .05 46 -.04 85 .01 60
95 Cincinnati 6-6 -.04   -.05 100 .01 38   .38 23 -.25 90 -.06 85 -.15 122 -.10 103 .03 53
96 Colorado 3-9 -.04   -.04 96 .00 59   -.25 105 .00 49 -.03 66 .03 52 -.06 88 -.04 81
97 Baylor 9-3 -.04   -.05 98 .00 57   -.25 104 -.28 99 -.03 68 -.05 96 -.10 104 .05 45
98 Iowa 11-2 -.04   -.05 102 .01 46   .36 24 -.53 118 .05 28 .03 51 -.06 87 -.08 98
99 Iowa State 2-9 -.04   -.04 91 -.01 76   .33 29 -.02 54 -.08 94 -.12 115 .02 55 -.09 100
100 Rice 4-7 -.04   -.02 81 -.03 114   -.57 121 .65 5 -.10 106 .11 12 .04 50 -.06 91
101 Fresno State 2-9 -.05   -.05 103 .00 55   -.27 108 .37 8 -.05 80 .00 75 -.10 105 -.11 104
102 South Alabama 4-7 -.05   -.04 97 .00 71   .31 32 -.52 117 .04 35 .03 59 -.15 119 -.14 113
103 UNLV 2-9 -.06   -.04 95 -.01 95   .07 63 -.17 76 -.06 86 .05 42 -.15 117 -.01 72
104 Vanderbilt 3-8 -.06   -.09 123 .03 8   -.28 110 -.05 58 -.06 84 -.02 83 -.04 81 -.18 119
105 Kent State 2-9 -.06   -.04 94 -.02 103   -.44 118 .28 17 -.12 116 -.19 125 -.07 91 .05 46
 
Rk Team W-L SFEI   SPE Rk SOA Rk   FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
106 Purdue 1-10 -.06   -.09 121 .03 10   -.91 126 -.08 66 -.03 69 -.09 112 -.18 123 -.05 86
107 California 7-5 -.06   -.08 116 .02 26   .25 43 -.55 120 -.05 81 -.12 114 -.02 70 -.03 79
108 Idaho 3-8 -.06   -.05 101 -.01 96   .34 27 -.35 107 -.13 119 -.06 102 -.19 124 .07 37
109 Washington State 9-3 -.06   -.06 108 .00 70   .20 49 .10 38 -.12 117 -.09 111 .03 51 -.25 125
110 Tulsa 6-7 -.06   -.06 110 .00 69   -.26 107 .10 37 -.10 110 .00 74 -.14 115 -.01 68
111 UTEP 4-7 -.07   -.03 86 -.03 126   -.01 76 .19 28 -.05 77 .07 26 -.13 111 -.02 75
112 SMU 2-9 -.07   -.07 111 .00 64   -.08 86 .15 33 .04 34 .06 35 -.19 125 -.32 128
113 Bowling Green 10-4 -.07   -.07 115 .00 63   -.71 123 .11 36 -.02 64 -.08 107 -.03 80 -.04 83
114 Charlotte 1-10 -.07   -.06 106 -.02 102   -.38 117 .21 23 -.06 83 -.09 109 .06 35 -.17 117
115 San Jose State 5-7 -.08   -.06 107 -.02 111   -.32 114 .21 22 -.08 93 -.25 128 -.08 95 .22 1
116 Oregon State 1-10 -.08   -.08 118 .00 61   -.17 93 -.22 82 -.03 67 -.13 118 -.10 102 -.04 84
117 Louisiana Monroe 1-11 -.08   -.07 113 -.01 90   -.29 112 .34 10 -.04 73 .01 67 -.14 112 -.23 123
118 New Mexico State 3-9 -.08   -.05 105 -.03 117   -.11 89 .30 14 -.10 107 .03 55 .01 59 -.12 108
119 Massachusetts 3-9 -.09   -.07 112 -.02 104   -.10 87 -.42 111 .02 44 -.14 119 .00 64 -.06 88
120 Old Dominion 4-7 -.09   -.08 119 -.01 81   -.04 80 -.30 100 -.09 99 -.04 93 -.08 99 -.04 85
 
Rk Team W-L SFEI   SPE Rk SOA Rk   FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
121 UTSA 3-9 -.09   -.07 114 -.02 113   -.37 116 -.08 65 -.13 120 .02 62 .04 49 -.04 82
122 Georgia State 6-6 -.10   -.08 120 -.02 106   -.20 97 -.27 97 .01 51 .01 71 -.11 107 -.22 121
123 Miami (OH) 2-9 -.11   -.09 122 -.02 105   .01 71 -.69 125 -.09 102 .09 17 -.05 86 -.11 106
124 Louisiana Tech 8-4 -.11   -.11 125 .00 68   .29 38 -.54 119 -.14 123 -.19 126 -.02 72 -.13 110
125 Tulane 2-9 -.12   -.13 127 .01 41   -.05 83 -.24 86 -.15 127 -.10 113 .03 53 -.23 122
126 Wyoming 2-9 -.12   -.12 126 -.01 82   -1.28 128 -.07 64 -.14 124 .01 69 -.21 127 -.03 80
127 Kansas 0-11 -.12   -.14 128 .02 29   -.80 125 .17 32 -.08 96 .01 70 -.15 116 -.27 126
128 Buffalo 4-7 -.13   -.10 124 -.03 122   -.27 109 -.18 77 -.06 82 -.13 117 -.02 71 -.03 77