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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.

 

2018 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 Toledo 6-6 .13   .15 1 -.02 124   .16 57 .43 14 .23 3 .03 66 .42 1 -.07 96
2 Alabama 13-1 .11   .11 4 .01 45   .36 21 .13 35 .25 1 .08 27 .14 18 -.07 90
3 Troy 9-3 .10   .13 2 -.03 129   .22 43 .60 3 .10 10 .10 18 .06 41 .19 3
4 Texas A&M 8-4 .10   .08 8 .02 14   -.02 81 .24 24 .07 18 .15 3 -.13 114 .36 1
5 Ohio 8-4 .09   .10 5 -.02 118   .11 62 .05 45 -.06 91 .16 2 .31 2 -.04 81
6 Oklahoma 12-2 .08   .07 13 .01 27   .33 25 -.48 115 .02 31 -.01 86 .23 4 .09 26
7 Utah 8-5 .08   .09 6 -.01 86   .61 6 .50 9 -.01 47 .06 40 -.06 85 .08 30
8 Georgia Southern 9-3 .08   .11 3 -.03 127   .81 1 -.03 56 .00 39 .05 55 .12 20 .02 53
9 LSU 9-3 .08   .06 16 .02 18   .46 14 -.23 91 .10 11 .09 20 -.16 123 .12 14
10 Minnesota 7-6 .08   .07 12 .01 46   .23 42 -.56 123 .03 27 .05 54 .22 5 .14 12
11 Syracuse 9-3 .08   .08 9 .00 67   .50 11 -.30 97 .01 32 .12 9 .05 43 .04 44
12 Michigan 10-3 .08   .08 7 .00 68   .19 49 -.70 127 .09 12 .08 24 .16 10 .03 50
13 Texas Tech 4-7 .07   .07 14 .01 47   .46 15 -.19 82 .01 33 .04 59 .04 48 .17 6
14 Auburn 7-5 .07   .06 17 .01 38   -.07 92 -.14 76 .08 17 .08 23 .09 28 .16 7
15 Ohio State 13-1 .07   .06 15 .01 48   -.20 101 .14 34 -.08 105 .10 19 .05 44 .15 10
 
Rk Team W-L SFEI   SPE Rk SOA Rk   FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
16 Iowa 8-4 .06   .05 20 .02 25   .24 41 -.35 103 .15 8 .08 26 .10 27 -.08 98
17 BYU 6-6 .06   .08 10 -.02 116   -.02 82 .96 1 -.10 115 .13 6 -.06 88 .15 11
18 Miami (OH) 6-6 .05   .05 19 .00 61   .19 48 .44 13 .24 2 .12 11 -.11 109 -.07 95
19 West Virginia 7-4 .05   .03 37 .02 6   .57 8 -.21 88 -.05 80 .05 42 -.09 102 .08 31
20 Marshall 8-4 .05   .07 11 -.02 120   -.28 107 -.04 57 .04 26 .13 8 .21 6 .07 34
21 Oklahoma State 6-6 .05   .04 24 .01 43   -.04 83 .49 10 -.01 45 .05 47 .01 64 .04 42
22 Boston College 6-5 .05   .04 27 .01 44   -.40 117 .55 6 -.05 81 -.03 98 .28 3 -.07 93
23 Notre Dame 12-1 .04   .03 35 .02 21   .32 28 .35 17 -.04 65 -.05 108 .04 54 -.01 73
24 Kentucky 9-3 .04   .04 23 .00 59   -.58 126 .58 5 -.04 70 .06 39 .06 40 .05 41
25 Maryland 5-7 .04   .03 33 .01 26   .26 40 -.62 124 .17 6 -.01 95 .06 36 .06 38
26 North Carolina 1-9 .04   .04 26 .00 54   .00 78 .12 36 -.11 122 .10 17 .14 15 .00 69
27 Purdue 6-7 .04   .04 29 .01 53   .07 66 .12 37 -.05 75 -.01 87 .02 61 .16 8
28 Hawaii 7-6 .04   .05 21 -.01 83   .29 33 .50 8 -.05 86 -.15 126 .04 51 .07 33
29 South Carolina 6-6 .04   .03 32 .01 51   .27 35 -.20 84 .09 14 .03 64 -.13 115 .11 19
30 Georgia 10-3 .04   .02 47 .02 23   .34 23 -.37 108 -.05 74 -.04 99 .20 7 .02 52
 
Rk Team W-L SFEI   SPE Rk SOA Rk   FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
31 Florida 8-3 .04   .03 31 .00 55   .28 34 -.44 114 -.01 44 .09 22 .03 56 .10 22
32 Utah State 10-2 .03   .05 18 -.02 119   .07 67 -.10 68 .22 4 .08 25 .04 49 -.11 111
33 Northern Illinois 8-6 .03   .02 45 .01 34   .06 68 -.13 73 -.05 72 .02 72 .09 29 .07 37
34 Penn State 9-4 .03   .02 44 .01 39   -.16 99 .19 25 .00 41 -.01 90 .07 35 .07 36
35 Virginia Tech 5-7 .03   .02 48 .01 29   -.26 106 .29 21 -.03 57 .03 60 .06 38 .00 61
36 USC 5-7 .03   .05 22 -.01 104   .31 32 -.08 62 -.03 58 .02 70 .14 16 -.09 99
37 Florida International 8-4 .03   .04 25 -.01 95   .02 75 .39 16 -.05 79 .05 51 .15 13 -.09 102
38 Stanford 8-4 .03   .03 34 .00 73   .27 39 -.32 99 -.02 50 -.01 85 .06 37 .15 9
39 Kansas State 4-7 .02   .01 54 .02 24   .21 47 .16 29 -.13 126 .02 69 .08 31 .00 68
40 Clemson 14-0 .02   -.01 75 .03 1   -.14 97 -.12 72 -.01 43 .11 15 -.07 95 -.06 84
41 UAB 10-3 .02   .04 28 -.01 98   -.04 86 -.08 64 -.06 89 .05 44 .18 8 -.02 77
42 Iowa State 7-5 .02   .00 66 .02 4   -.05 87 .04 47 .03 30 .04 56 -.06 83 -.04 82
43 North Carolina State 8-4 .02   .01 57 .02 20   .42 18 -.04 58 -.14 127 .05 43 -.07 90 .00 66
44 Texas 10-4 .02   .00 68 .02 5   .18 50 .09 43 -.08 109 .02 73 .04 50 -.07 94
45 Akron 3-8 .02   .02 50 .00 58   .34 24 .31 20 .01 36 -.01 91 .04 46 -.11 108
 
Rk Team W-L SFEI   SPE Rk SOA Rk   FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
46 Memphis 7-6 .02   .04 30 -.02 109   .06 70 -.74 128 .13 9 .05 46 .02 63 .02 51
47 Pittsburgh 6-7 .02   .00 67 .02 11   .68 4 -.18 79 -.02 53 .06 41 -.03 76 -.14 118
48 Central Florida 11-1 .02   .02 46 -.01 81   .54 9 -.06 59 -.03 59 -.01 94 -.16 124 .12 16
49 Wake Forest 6-6 .02   .00 62 .02 19   .16 53 .02 51 -.07 99 -.08 116 .06 42 .01 57
50 Navy 2-10 .02   .01 56 .01 40   .27 37 .84 2 -.06 90 -.08 115 .07 34 -.07 87
51 Tulane 6-6 .01   .03 36 -.01 99   .04 72 -.07 61 .06 19 -.01 92 .00 69 .04 45
52 San Diego State 6-6 .01   .01 52 .00 63   .32 27 -.22 90 -.02 52 .00 80 -.09 103 .11 20
53 Baylor 6-6 .01   .00 65 .02 22   -.37 115 .11 38 -.08 106 .07 31 .10 25 .08 28
54 Temple 8-4 .01   .03 40 -.01 97   -.39 116 .17 27 .08 16 .04 57 .15 14 -.11 110
55 Air Force 4-7 .01   .03 41 -.01 100   .14 60 .07 44 -.05 73 .20 1 .01 67 -.22 125
56 Northwestern 9-5 .01   -.01 74 .02 17   -.47 122 .09 42 -.05 76 -.04 104 .00 70 .06 40
57 Appalachian State 10-2 .01   .02 42 -.01 102   .03 74 -.54 122 .15 7 -.05 107 .14 17 .11 17
58 Rice 1-11 .01   .02 51 .00 76   .01 77 -.41 113 .05 23 .14 5 -.14 119 .08 29
59 Army 9-2 .01   .01 55 .00 57   -.33 111 .15 32 -.02 54 .01 76 .15 12 -.07 89
60 San Jose State 1-10 .01   .03 39 -.02 114   .17 52 .34 18 .03 28 -.04 103 .08 33 .00 63
 
Rk Team W-L SFEI   SPE Rk SOA Rk   FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
61 Miami 6-6 .01   -.02 79 .02 10   .05 71 -.13 74 -.04 67 .03 62 .10 24 -.10 104
62 Wyoming 5-6 .01   .02 49 -.01 103   .70 3 -.11 69 .01 34 .03 68 -.08 98 -.07 91
63 Duke 7-5 .00   -.01 73 .01 32   -.35 112 .45 12 -.03 64 .11 16 -.04 80 -.12 114
64 Southern Mississippi 5-5 .00   .01 53 -.01 85   .49 12 .15 30 -.04 66 .00 82 -.08 100 -.05 83
65 Georgia Tech 6-6 .00   .00 64 .01 50   .45 16 -.24 92 .09 13 -.15 127 -.12 112 .18 4
66 Nevada 7-5 .00   .00 60 .00 65   .21 46 .59 4 .06 21 -.04 100 -.21 130 .07 35
67 Indiana 5-7 .00   -.02 82 .02 12   .36 20 -.54 121 -.04 68 -.09 121 .04 53 .01 59
68 Illinois 3-8 .00   .00 63 .00 60   .43 17 .47 11 -.03 55 .00 84 -.17 126 -.15 120
69 SMU 4-7 .00   .00 58 .00 74   .13 61 .18 26 .09 15 -.05 106 -.06 82 -.07 92
70 Fresno State 11-2 .00   -.01 77 .01 42   -.05 90 -.37 107 -.03 56 .07 33 -.02 74 .09 23
71 Mississippi State 7-5 .00   -.03 93 .03 2   .33 26 -.37 106 -.06 97 .06 38 -.08 97 .01 60
72 Vanderbilt 5-7 .00   .00 61 .00 72   -.24 104 -.21 89 -.06 92 .08 29 -.06 84 .18 5
73 Old Dominion 3-8 .00   .02 43 -.03 125   .16 55 -.15 78 -.01 49 -.02 96 .04 47 .09 25
74 TCU 6-6 .00   -.03 86 .02 9   -.43 121 -.20 85 -.04 71 .01 78 .04 52 .02 56
75 Florida State 4-7 .00   -.03 90 .02 7   .31 30 .11 40 -.09 111 -.06 110 .01 65 -.10 105
 
Rk Team W-L SFEI   SPE Rk SOA Rk   FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
76 New Mexico 2-9 -.01   .03 38 -.03 128   .59 7 .17 28 -.11 118 .07 30 .15 11 .04 43
77 Washington State 10-2 -.01   .00 59 -.01 82   -.10 95 -.49 116 .03 29 .06 35 .02 62 .13 13
78 Virginia 7-5 -.01   -.02 81 .01 36   -.10 93 -.36 105 .04 24 .01 75 -.01 72 .02 55
79 Cincinnati 10-2 -.01   -.01 78 .00 56   -.80 129 -.01 54 -.06 95 -.05 109 .01 66 .25 2
80 Tennessee 4-7 -.01   -.03 88 .01 31   .11 63 .03 49 -.06 93 -.09 119 -.07 93 .08 32
81 Arizona State 7-6 -.02   .00 69 -.01 93   .27 36 -.35 102 -.03 63 .02 74 .03 57 -.01 75
82 Boise State 10-3 -.02   -.03 92 .01 30   -.36 114 -.09 65 .00 40 .09 21 .05 45 -.22 126
83 UTSA 3-9 -.02   -.01 71 -.01 105   .35 22 .03 48 -.19 128 .11 13 -.07 89 .04 46
84 Oregon State 1-10 -.02   -.01 72 -.01 106   -.28 108 .33 19 -.07 102 .14 4 -.06 87 .03 48
85 Nebraska 3-8 -.02   -.04 102 .02 16   .14 59 .02 52 -.05 78 -.04 102 -.14 120 -.09 100
86 Bowling Green 2-9 -.02   -.02 80 .00 80   -.41 119 -.29 94 -.11 123 .03 65 .11 22 .00 62
87 Eastern Michigan 6-6 -.03   -.02 84 .00 70   -.55 125 -.21 87 -.05 87 -.06 112 .13 19 -.01 74
88 Arkansas State 7-5 -.03   .00 70 -.02 123   -.40 118 -.34 101 -.01 42 .05 48 -.08 99 .11 18
89 Coastal Carolina 4-7 -.03   -.02 83 .00 77   .21 44 .28 22 -.03 61 -.13 124 -.06 86 .03 49
90 Houston 7-5 -.03   -.02 85 .00 75   .00 79 -.30 98 -.01 46 .03 61 -.12 113 .02 54
 
Rk Team W-L SFEI   SPE Rk SOA Rk   FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
91 North Texas 8-4 -.03   -.01 76 -.02 122   .31 29 -.10 66 -.06 94 .01 77 .02 58 .00 65
92 Michigan State 7-6 -.03   -.04 101 .01 41   .31 31 -.08 63 -.07 103 .02 71 -.15 121 -.02 78
93 Louisville 1-10 -.04   -.05 109 .01 28   .16 56 -.10 67 -.10 117 -.04 101 .08 30 -.06 85
94 California 6-6 -.04   -.03 87 -.01 88   -.11 96 .00 53 -.05 77 .05 53 -.15 122 .10 21
95 Arkansas 1-10 -.04   -.04 99 .00 66   .39 19 .15 31 -.09 112 -.13 123 -.11 107 -.11 109
96 Kansas 3-8 -.04   -.05 110 .01 33   -.06 91 -.67 126 -.02 51 .08 28 -.17 127 .00 70
97 UCLA 3-9 -.04   -.04 96 .00 78   .47 13 .11 39 .00 38 -.07 113 -.10 106 -.16 121
98 Missouri 7-5 -.04   -.06 116 .02 8   -.04 84 -.30 96 -.06 88 .00 83 .02 60 -.14 116
99 South Florida 6-6 -.04   -.03 91 -.02 112   .06 69 -.33 100 .20 5 .01 79 -.17 125 -.03 80
100 Kent State 1-10 -.04   -.05 111 .01 49   .21 45 .40 15 .01 35 -.05 105 -.07 91 -.25 128
101 Georgia State 1-10 -.05   -.03 89 -.02 121   -.05 89 .05 46 -.08 108 -.10 122 .11 23 .12 15
102 Washington 9-4 -.05   -.06 113 .01 35   -.10 94 -.25 93 -.20 130 .05 45 -.04 78 -.11 107
103 Rutgers 1-11 -.05   -.03 95 -.01 96   .16 54 -.02 55 -.10 113 .04 58 -.20 128 .08 27
104 Wisconsin 8-5 -.05   -.06 114 .01 37   -.49 123 -.15 77 -.05 84 .07 32 -.02 75 -.07 88
105 Central Michigan 0-11 -.05   -.04 103 -.01 84   .15 58 .27 23 -.03 60 .05 49 -.08 96 -.14 119
 
Rk Team W-L SFEI   SPE Rk SOA Rk   FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
106 Ball State 3-8 -.05   -.05 108 .00 69   .17 51 -.38 110 -.09 110 .03 67 .08 32 -.10 103
107 Tulsa 2-9 -.05   -.04 98 -.01 94   -.60 127 -.29 95 -.04 69 .07 34 .16 9 -.07 97
108 Oregon 8-4 -.05   -.04 100 -.01 90   -.63 128 -.37 109 .04 25 -.01 93 -.01 71 -.02 76
109 Louisiana Tech 7-5 -.05   -.03 94 -.02 115   -.21 102 .09 41 -.10 114 -.07 114 .02 59 .00 67
110 Charlotte 4-7 -.05   -.04 97 -.02 111   .78 2 .52 7 -.07 100 -.06 111 -.13 117 -.35 130
111 Mississippi 4-7 -.05   -.08 125 .03 3   .04 73 -.13 75 -.01 48 -.19 128 -.11 108 .00 64
112 Buffalo 9-4 -.05   -.07 122 .02 15   -.33 110 -.18 80 -.11 119 -.01 89 .06 39 -.12 113
113 Louisiana Lafayette 6-7 -.06   -.04 104 -.01 101   .51 10 -.49 119 .06 22 -.09 117 -.05 81 -.12 112
114 Arizona 4-7 -.06   -.05 106 -.01 89   .08 65 -.19 83 -.10 116 .03 63 -.07 94 .06 39
115 South Alabama 2-9 -.06   -.05 107 -.01 91   -.15 98 -.11 70 -.05 83 -.13 125 -.03 77 .09 24
116 Middle Tennessee 7-6 -.06   -.04 105 -.02 110   .02 76 -.20 86 -.07 104 .00 81 .03 55 -.07 86
117 Connecticut 0-11 -.07   -.05 112 -.01 92   .27 38 -.11 71 -.03 62 -.26 130 -.10 105 .04 47
118 Louisiana Monroe 5-6 -.07   -.06 118 .00 79   -.24 105 .14 33 -.05 85 .12 10 -.20 129 -.21 123
119 Massachusetts 3-8 -.08   -.07 123 .00 71   -.04 85 -.35 104 -.06 96 -.01 88 -.02 73 -.14 117
120 Florida Atlantic 4-7 -.08   -.07 119 -.01 87   -.53 124 .02 50 .00 37 .12 12 -.09 101 -.22 124
 
Rk Team W-L SFEI   SPE Rk SOA Rk   FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
121 East Carolina 3-8 -.08   -.08 124 .00 62   .62 5 -.82 130 -.13 124 .06 36 -.14 118 -.09 101
122 Colorado 4-7 -.08   -.06 117 -.02 113   -.01 80 -.77 129 -.07 101 .11 14 -.09 104 .01 58
123 UNLV 3-8 -.08   -.09 126 .01 52   -.41 120 -.38 111 -.13 125 .05 52 -.13 116 -.03 79
124 Liberty 4-6 -.09   -.07 121 -.01 107   .10 64 -.40 112 -.07 98 -.24 129 .10 26 -.13 115
125 New Mexico State 2-9 -.09   -.07 120 -.02 117   -.19 100 -.50 120 .06 20 -.09 120 .12 21 -.24 127
126 UTEP 1-10 -.09   -.06 115 -.03 130   -.35 113 -.49 118 -.05 82 .13 7 -.11 111 -.01 72
127 Western Kentucky 3-8 -.13   -.10 127 -.03 126   -.21 103 -.19 81 -.11 120 .05 50 -.04 79 -.11 106
128 Western Michigan 6-6 -.13   -.15 130 .02 13   -.32 109 -.06 60 -.19 129 -.09 118 -.11 110 -.30 129
129 Colorado State 3-8 -.13   -.14 129 .00 64   -.05 88 -.49 117 -.11 121 -.03 97 -.07 92 -.18 122
130 Texas State 2-9 -.14   -.12 128 -.02 108   -1.78 130 -.66 125 -.08 107 .06 37 .01 68 -.01 71