released updated preseason Football Power Index (FPI) Rankings for 2017 on Thursday and pegged six teams from the SEC in the top 25.
Here is how the FPI is described by ESPN:
quote: ESPN FPI Top 25:
The Football Power Index (FPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of a team's performance going forward for the rest of the season. FPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Projected results are based on 10,000 simulations of the rest of the season using FPI, results to date, and the remaining schedule. Ratings and projections update daily.
8. Penn State
20. Notre Dame
22. NC State
25. Washington St.