ESPN released updated preseason Football Power Index (FPI) Rankings for 2017 on Thursday and pegged LSU right outside the Top 5 at No. 6. Here is how the FPI is described by ESPN:

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.

ESPN FPI Top 25:
1. OSU
2. Alabama
3. Oklahoma
4. FSU
5. Auburn
6. LSU
7. Clemson
8. Penn State
9. Washington
10. Wisconsin
11. Stanford
12. USC
13. Georgia
14. Louisville
15. Florida
16. Miami
17. Michigan
18. TCU
19. Tennessee
20. Notre Dame
21. Oregon
22. NC State
23. UCLA
24. Texas
25. Washington St.
Filed Under: LSU Football


user avatar
Oklahoma will not finish in top 5.
Reply78 months
user avatar
The whole thing is New York, New York based mob crappola. They are putting LSU out of the Alabama game already. Deciding next who Alabama can most easily rob out of the NCAA title. I see no one in the top five that could beat em.
Reply78 months
user avatar
Am I missing something with Auburn?
Reply78 months
user avatar
Yeah I thought the same thing
78 months
user avatar
Justifies the OU ranking from a perception standpoint, while also helping the ACC (win or lose) when they play Clemson early. People will forget about other conferences during the regular season. You set the pecking order early
78 months
user avatar
Auburn? They bringing a lot back?
Reply78 months
Popular Stories