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2019 COLLEGE FOOTBALL FEI RATINGS, SPECIAL TEAMS

2019 SFEI Special Teams Ratings (through Week 7)

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 Maryland 2-3 .17 .14 4 .02 30 -1.85 130 .76 7 .15 10 .07 43 .24 7 .10 45
2 Washington 4-2 .16 .15 1 .01 65 .58 25 -.52 103 .00 48 .03 71 .29 3 .32 5
3 Virginia 3-2 .15 .13 5 .02 33 .12 61 .00 59 .16 9 .19 5 .05 28 .20 17
4 Stanford 3-3 .15 .11 9 .04 7 .10 63 .80 6 .09 19 .09 28 -.04 67 .06 56
5 Illinois 2-4 .14 .15 2 -.01 87 .76 10 .06 54 .10 18 .09 25 .04 34 .25 9
6 Tulane 4-1 .13 .10 12 .03 16 1.04 3 .84 5 .09 21 .03 73 .03 36 -.05 95
7 LSU 5-0 .13 .11 10 .02 29 .31 42 -1.17 129 .21 5 .07 40 .19 10 .22 15
8 Ohio State 6-0 .13 .11 6 .01 44 -.40 105 .37 24 .05 29 .08 33 .13 19 .32 6
9 Alabama 6-0 .12 .11 8 .01 51 -.28 100 -.79 121 .19 6 .08 37 .57 2 -.27 125
10 Houston 1-4 .11 .08 16 .03 14 -.28 101 .12 48 .10 16 -.08 104 .13 18 .25 10
11 South Carolina 2-3 .11 .06 27 .05 1 .24 48 .25 35 -.03 69 -.02 90 -.19 117 .21 16
12 Georgia 4-1 .10 .08 15 .02 24 .72 14 .11 51 -.07 92 .08 38 -.11 92 .03 67
13 Penn State 5-0 .10 .11 11 -.01 82 .19 51 .38 22 -.04 72 .06 52 .04 31 .13 37
14 Appalachian State 4-0 .10 .15 3 -.05 124 .11 62 .24 36 .38 1 -.06 101 .17 13 .08 49
15 Duke 3-2 .09 .10 13 -.01 83 .72 15 -.49 100 -.07 90 .20 4 .24 6 -.03 91
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
16 Auburn 5-1 .09 .05 28 .03 12 .51 28 .23 38 -.01 57 .08 34 .00 44 -.11 110
17 Western Kentucky 4-1 .09 .07 18 .01 49 .07 66 .38 23 -.09 97 .31 1 -.11 91 .05 59
18 Oklahoma 5-0 .08 .04 33 .04 5 -.04 79 -.39 95 -.02 63 .15 7 -.02 58 .29 8
19 Memphis 4-1 .08 .11 7 -.03 113 .60 23 -.21 71 .24 3 .21 3 -.10 87 .18 24
20 Oklahoma State 3-2 .08 .06 22 .01 40 .50 29 -.37 92 -.06 83 .15 8 -.03 64 .24 11
21 Indiana 3-2 .08 .06 24 .02 36 .88 7 .59 12 -.09 102 .05 57 -.26 124 .02 71
22 Air Force 3-2 .07 .09 14 -.02 97 .93 6 -.35 87 -.02 59 .07 39 .09 24 .06 57
23 Kansas State 2-2 .07 .06 26 .02 37 .70 18 -.56 104 .29 2 .12 17 -.24 122 .18 25
24 Georgia Southern 1-3 .07 .07 19 .00 67 .38 39 .26 33 -.02 62 .09 24 -.08 75 .07 52
25 Florida 4-1 .07 .04 32 .03 13 -.04 78 .15 44 -.06 85 .06 53 -.04 68 .39 3
26 Texas 4-2 .07 .02 49 .05 4 .59 24 .14 45 -.04 73 .07 41 -.29 127 .06 54
27 Texas Tech 2-3 .07 .06 25 .01 43 .49 30 .05 55 -.22 129 .02 74 .02 41 .15 32
28 Northwestern 1-4 .07 .07 20 .01 63 .04 73 .56 13 .06 26 .08 35 .00 45 .09 46
29 Oregon 4-1 .07 .02 52 .05 3 -1.23 127 .11 50 .13 15 .08 36 .06 27 .07 53
30 Syracuse 2-3 .07 .07 17 -.01 79 .18 53 .02 58 -.06 84 .07 42 -.07 73 .32 4
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
31 Iowa 4-2 .07 .05 29 .01 38 .45 33 -.05 62 -.04 70 .13 14 -.08 76 .07 51
32 Notre Dame 5-1 .06 .02 50 .04 9 .68 20 -.49 101 -.13 119 .10 19 -.07 72 .19 21
33 North Carolina State 3-2 .06 .06 23 .00 71 .30 43 -.20 70 -.13 118 .07 45 .19 11 .00 76
34 Central Florida 3-2 .06 .04 37 .02 23 .12 60 .36 26 .03 35 -.01 87 .06 26 -.23 124
35 Louisville 3-2 .06 .05 30 .01 58 .51 27 .46 17 .06 27 .02 76 -.01 52 -.02 88
36 Old Dominion 0-5 .06 .03 44 .03 17 .40 37 .28 32 .10 17 -.19 122 -.06 71 -.02 87
37 Missouri 4-1 .05 .03 38 .02 31 .17 54 .47 16 .05 28 .13 13 -.16 111 .02 72
38 Michigan 5-1 .05 .03 47 .02 21 -.19 91 .16 43 .09 20 .14 10 .00 46 .03 66
39 Colorado 3-3 .04 .03 39 .01 62 .69 19 -.09 64 -.18 126 .09 26 -.16 108 .17 27
40 Arizona State 4-1 .04 .03 42 .01 61 .02 76 .17 42 .04 32 .10 22 -.18 115 .11 41
41 Army 2-3 .03 .02 58 .02 35 -.91 125 .99 3 .04 33 -.15 116 -.16 109 .15 30
42 Kentucky 3-3 .03 .02 53 .01 48 -.42 106 -.25 76 -.05 79 .06 50 -.11 95 .40 1
43 Cincinnati 5-1 .03 .00 70 .03 11 -.37 104 -.59 107 .00 47 .12 16 -.11 89 .17 28
44 Michigan State 4-3 .03 .02 55 .01 47 -.22 95 .13 46 .02 41 .01 82 -.02 55 .19 20
45 UAB 4-1 .03 .06 21 -.03 116 -.19 89 .17 41 .02 38 .09 27 -.10 86 .40 2
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
46 Virginia Tech 2-2 .03 .03 40 .00 76 .00 77 .25 34 .03 34 .01 79 -.13 99 .19 22
47 Washington State 2-3 .03 .03 46 .00 69 1.04 4 .28 31 -.05 80 -.10 108 .10 23 -.19 121
48 Nevada 3-2 .03 .04 34 -.01 93 .99 5 -1.04 128 -.12 113 .05 59 -.05 69 .19 23
49 Iowa State 3-2 .02 .02 51 .00 70 .02 74 -.06 63 -.07 86 .14 11 -.14 105 .02 70
50 UCLA 1-5 .02 .01 64 .01 46 -.64 117 .00 60 -.01 58 .06 47 .21 9 -.07 102
51 Rutgers 1-5 .02 -.02 83 .04 10 .15 58 -.82 122 .00 46 -.35 130 -.01 51 .20 18
52 Florida State 3-3 .02 .02 63 .01 59 -.05 81 -.21 72 .01 44 .10 20 -.04 66 .05 61
53 California 3-2 .02 -.01 75 .03 19 .06 68 .23 37 -.03 68 .00 84 .01 42 -.14 114
54 West Virginia 2-3 .02 -.01 78 .03 15 -.46 109 .02 57 .05 30 -.04 95 .04 32 .14 34
55 Baylor 5-0 .01 .01 67 .01 53 -.24 97 .07 53 .06 24 .09 31 .02 39 -.08 103
56 Wyoming 3-2 .01 .04 31 -.04 117 .05 69 .34 27 .03 37 .04 64 .02 40 -.02 84
57 Florida Atlantic 3-2 .01 .03 43 -.02 100 .05 71 1.40 1 -.03 67 -.02 88 .00 43 -.03 89
58 Arkansas 1-4 .01 .03 41 -.02 105 .62 22 -.27 78 -.05 77 .06 49 -.01 50 .00 79
59 Miami (OH) 1-4 .01 .04 36 -.03 110 .75 11 -.25 77 -.10 109 .09 32 .15 15 -.14 115
60 North Carolina 3-3 .00 .01 65 .00 77 .02 75 .02 56 .08 22 -.03 91 -.09 79 -.03 90
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
61 Utah State 2-2 .00 .03 45 -.02 104 .56 26 -.16 67 .14 13 .03 72 -.10 88 -.12 113
62 South Alabama 0-5 .00 .00 72 .01 55 .07 65 .53 14 -.13 114 -.09 105 -.09 78 -.01 82
63 Boise State 5-0 .00 .01 66 -.01 84 .74 12 -.82 123 .02 42 .02 75 -.07 74 -.02 85
64 Louisiana Tech 4-1 .00 .02 57 -.02 99 .16 56 .62 11 .24 4 -.10 106 -.09 80 -.19 119
65 Tennessee 1-4 .00 .02 56 -.02 103 .72 16 -.67 114 -.09 104 .10 21 -.02 56 .00 74
66 Eastern Michigan 2-3 .00 .00 73 .00 72 1.13 2 .09 52 -.17 125 .06 54 -.01 47 -.02 86
67 Hawaii 3-2 -.01 -.01 81 .01 64 -.65 119 -.71 117 .05 31 .01 81 .28 4 -.09 105
68 Bowling Green 1-4 -.01 .00 71 -.01 80 -.90 124 .90 4 -.14 121 -.01 86 .15 17 .05 58
69 Kansas 1-4 -.01 -.01 77 .00 74 -.51 113 .74 8 -.01 51 -.10 107 -.11 93 -.21 122
70 San Diego State 4-1 -.01 .02 59 -.03 106 .21 50 -.04 61 .03 36 .06 51 -.13 102 .12 39
71 Rice 0-6 -.01 -.02 84 .01 52 -.77 123 -.39 94 -.05 81 .09 23 .12 20 .12 40
72 Purdue 2-4 -.01 -.04 92 .02 26 .22 49 -.47 98 -.08 96 .17 6 -.17 113 .04 64
73 South Florida 2-3 -.01 .02 60 -.03 112 .43 34 .45 18 .14 11 -.05 97 -.16 110 .04 62
74 Mississippi 2-4 -.02 -.04 97 .03 18 -.10 83 -.23 75 -.08 94 .01 78 -.03 60 -.09 106
75 USC 3-3 -.02 -.04 95 .02 25 .84 8 -.35 88 .02 43 -.04 96 -.10 85 .00 75
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
76 TCU 2-2 -.02 -.01 76 -.01 88 .17 55 -.63 108 -.07 87 -.02 89 .12 21 .00 77
77 Fresno State 1-3 -.02 .00 69 -.02 98 .72 13 -.37 91 .00 50 -.24 126 -.29 128 .24 12
78 Vanderbilt 1-5 -.02 -.03 90 .01 41 .62 21 -.57 105 -.06 82 -.13 114 .15 16 -.05 96
79 Mississippi State 3-3 -.02 -.03 89 .01 50 -.21 93 .29 30 -.13 117 -.11 110 -.03 63 .20 19
80 Marshall 2-3 -.02 -.01 80 -.01 85 .76 9 .40 20 -.13 116 -.30 128 -.10 83 .15 31
81 Kent State 2-3 -.02 -.03 86 .01 57 .05 70 -.44 97 -.02 61 -.05 98 -.15 107 .13 35
82 East Carolina 1-3 -.02 -.04 93 .01 39 -.16 86 -.65 111 -.14 122 .13 15 .17 14 .04 63
83 Central Michigan 3-3 -.03 .03 48 -.05 125 .39 38 -.33 85 -.09 103 -.10 109 .23 8 -.01 80
84 Nebraska 4-3 -.03 -.05 101 .03 20 -1.11 126 -.36 90 -.05 78 .07 46 .04 30 .09 47
85 Southern Mississippi 3-2 -.03 .02 54 -.05 123 -.17 88 .66 10 .14 12 -.20 123 .04 29 -.07 99
86 Clemson 6-0 -.03 -.03 87 .00 73 -.74 121 -.42 96 .02 40 .09 29 -.17 112 .23 14
87 Temple 4-1 -.03 -.03 85 .00 78 .37 40 .40 19 -.09 101 .14 9 -.12 97 -.32 127
88 Connecticut 0-5 -.03 -.08 112 .05 2 -.19 90 -1.37 130 -.03 65 -.31 129 -.01 48 .03 68
89 Boston College 2-3 -.04 -.04 94 .00 68 -.17 87 -.35 86 -.01 52 -.04 93 -.10 84 .15 33
90 New Mexico 1-4 -.04 -.01 74 -.03 111 .71 17 .21 39 -.07 89 -.16 119 -.23 121 .16 29
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
91 Liberty 3-2 -.04 .00 68 -.04 121 -.37 103 .31 29 -.10 110 .05 60 -.09 81 .10 43
92 Ohio 1-4 -.04 .04 35 -.08 130 .43 35 .39 21 .01 45 .04 63 -.24 123 -.09 108
93 SMU 6-0 -.04 .02 62 -.06 126 -.20 92 .33 28 .13 14 -.04 94 .04 33 .05 60
94 Arizona 3-2 -.04 -.08 110 .04 6 .46 31 -.31 83 -.09 100 .04 69 -.36 130 -.07 98
95 Oregon State 1-4 -.04 -.06 104 .02 32 -1.25 128 .49 15 -.01 55 .01 80 -.14 103 .12 38
96 Texas State 1-4 -.04 .02 61 -.06 128 .05 72 .11 49 -.09 99 .14 12 .02 38 -.04 92
97 Texas A&M 2-3 -.04 -.06 105 .02 34 .29 44 -.21 73 -.07 88 .02 77 -.02 53 -.30 126
98 Navy 3-1 -.04 -.05 100 .01 60 -.24 98 -.32 84 -.08 95 -.16 118 .06 25 .17 26
99 Minnesota 5-0 -.05 -.07 108 .02 28 -.29 102 -.29 81 -.15 123 .07 44 -.20 120 .13 36
100 San Jose State 2-3 -.05 -.04 91 -.01 91 .27 47 -.19 68 -.09 105 .04 62 -.19 118 -.01 83
101 Wisconsin 6-0 -.05 -.06 103 .01 54 -.76 122 -.51 102 -.37 130 .09 30 -.12 96 .03 65
102 Massachusetts 1-5 -.06 -.01 79 -.04 120 .13 59 -.75 119 .17 7 -.11 111 .79 1 -.22 123
103 Coastal Carolina 2-3 -.06 -.03 88 -.03 115 -.14 85 1.03 2 -.14 120 -.15 117 .11 22 -.04 93
104 BYU 2-4 -.07 -.04 99 -.02 101 .29 45 -.67 112 -.05 74 .05 58 -.03 62 -.05 97
105 Pittsburgh 3-2 -.07 -.11 123 .04 8 -.64 118 -.73 118 -.07 91 .12 18 .03 37 -.11 109
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
106 Arkansas State 2-3 -.07 -.01 82 -.06 129 .42 36 -.10 66 -.03 66 -.26 127 .17 12 .11 42
107 Georgia Tech 1-4 -.07 -.06 107 -.01 90 .15 57 -.19 69 -.09 107 -.11 112 -.08 77 .00 73
108 Wake Forest 4-1 -.07 -.08 109 .00 66 .36 41 -.83 124 -.01 53 -.17 120 -.01 49 -.09 107
109 Toledo 3-2 -.07 -.04 96 -.04 118 -.23 96 .36 25 -.11 111 .05 56 -.20 119 -.01 81
110 Middle Tennessee 1-4 -.08 -.10 116 .02 27 -.47 110 -.48 99 -.16 124 -.03 92 -.02 57 .06 55
111 Miami 2-3 -.08 -.10 121 .02 22 -.21 94 -.28 80 -.05 76 -.06 100 -.15 106 .08 48
112 Troy 1-3 -.09 -.05 102 -.04 119 -.42 107 -.30 82 .16 8 -.12 113 -.18 114 -.04 94
113 Florida International 2-3 -.09 -.10 120 .01 45 -.51 112 -.67 113 -.13 115 -.15 115 .26 5 .03 69
114 Utah 4-1 -.09 -.06 106 -.03 114 -.43 108 -.23 74 -.09 98 .04 68 -.06 70 .10 44
115 Tulsa 2-4 -.09 -.10 119 .01 56 -.69 120 -.58 106 -.02 60 .06 48 -.14 104 -.07 101
116 New Mexico State 0-7 -.10 -.08 111 -.01 92 .10 64 -.97 127 .07 23 .04 67 -.11 94 .00 78
117 UNLV 1-4 -.10 -.09 115 -.01 81 .19 52 -.70 116 -.01 56 -.08 103 -.03 65 -.15 117
118 Northern Illinois 1-4 -.10 -.04 98 -.06 127 .45 32 .20 40 -.11 112 -.06 99 .03 35 -.19 120
119 Louisiana Monroe 2-3 -.10 -.11 126 .01 42 -.13 84 -.76 120 -.18 127 .04 70 -.13 98 .08 50
120 Ball State 2-3 -.10 -.10 118 .00 75 -.07 82 -.97 126 -.01 54 .22 2 -.13 100 -.32 128
Rk Team W-L SFEI SPE Rk SOA Rk FGE Rk OFG Rk KRE Rk KE Rk PRE Rk PE Rk
121 Colorado State 1-5 -.11 -.09 113 -.02 102 -.04 80 -.96 125 -.09 106 -.18 121 -.10 82 .23 13
122 Louisiana Lafayette 3-2 -.11 -.10 122 -.01 86 -1.27 129 -.63 109 .06 25 .04 61 -.27 125 .31 7
123 Western Michigan 3-3 -.11 -.09 114 -.03 108 -.57 115 -.28 79 .02 39 .04 66 -.19 116 -.07 100
124 Akron 0-6 -.12 -.11 124 -.02 95 -.52 114 -.10 65 .00 49 .06 55 -.35 129 -.08 104
125 UTEP 0-4 -.13 -.10 117 -.03 107 .28 46 -.36 89 -.10 108 .00 85 -.11 90 -.15 116
126 Charlotte 1-4 -.13 -.12 128 -.01 89 1.15 1 .73 9 -.05 75 -.20 124 -.13 101 -.46 130
127 North Texas 1-4 -.13 -.11 127 -.01 94 .06 67 .13 47 -.02 64 -.22 125 -.02 54 -.17 118
128 UTSA 1-4 -.14 -.11 125 -.03 109 -.50 111 -.37 93 -.04 71 .04 65 -.03 61 -.12 112
129 Georgia State 3-2 -.20 -.15 129 -.05 122 -.26 99 -.68 115 -.08 93 .01 83 -.28 126 -.12 111
130 Buffalo 1-4 -.25 -.23 130 -.02 96 -.62 116 -.64 110 -.20 128 -.07 102 -.02 59 -.46 129