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LSU dropped down one spot to No. 5 in ESPN's Football Power Index (FPI) Rankings after Saturday's 66-38 win at Vanderbilt.

Projected W-L: 10.2 - 2.0
Probability to win out: 3.5%
Probability to win conference: 11.5%
Remaining Strength of schedule rank: 7
FPI: 24.3

Rank, Team, FPI:
1, Alabama, 30.9
2, Clemson, 28.9
3, Ohio State, 27.1
4, Georgia, 25.8
5, LSU, 24.3
6, Oklahoma, 22.1
7, Notre Dame, 21.2
8, Wisconsin, 21.0
9, Auburn, 20.4
10, Oregon, 19.9
11, Penn State, 18.7
12, Florida, 18.7
13, Texas A&M, 16.3
14, Washington, 15.7
15, Mich. St., 14.8
16, UCF, 14.0
17, Texas, 12.9
18, Miss St, 12.6
19, Michigan, 12.5
20, Missouri, 12.2
21, Iowa, 11.6
22, USC, 11.3
23, Utah, 11.0
24, Iowa State, 10.8
25, Oklahoma State, 10.5

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.
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The only rating that matter are those at the end of the season.
Reply25 months
Giving up a ton of points to Vandy didn't help our cause.
Reply25 months
Move the ESPN offices out of Birmingham !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply25 months
ND over UF??
Reply25 months
Yea bama def deserves that 1 spot beating the likes of New Mexico St, Duke, South Carolina...
Reply25 months
Something tells me you didn't read the explanation of FPI below and just think this is another ranking. It's a projection based on future games. Bama's toughest remaining game is at home against a team that hasn't beaten them in 8 years and failed to score points in 2 of the past 3 games.
25 months
And LSU leads the nation in scoring offense. You left that part out.
25 months
I knew it was only a matter of time before they bumped Ohio State up there. Those B1G guys were not going to let them stay out of the top 5 for long.
Reply25 months
You fail me to realize this is generated by a computer and not “those B1G guys”
25 months
Alabama number 1. :pimp:
Reply25 months
texas below UCF
Reply25 months
WGAF. Play the games. Just more inconsequential bs.
Reply25 months
Let me get this straight, since Alabama's schedule is shit, they get ranked higher? I thought rankings were for what you earn, not if your schedule is easier to win out on. What a farce.
Reply25 months
OSU ... gimme a break.
Reply25 months
To get into the Playoffs we prolly need them to drop one if we lose 1 or 2. I think it happens maybe even to Nebraska this Saturday. Oklahoma dropping a game this year would be cake too but I think they win out.
25 months
Well chalk board material
Reply25 months
I don't think a computers calculation is bulletin board material.
25 months
Do not care.
Reply25 months
Probability to win out: 3.5% Exactly what I calculated.
Reply25 months
Probability to win out: 3.5%??? WHAT?! Is this real? IT'S THE SIGN!!! IT'S HAPPENING!
25 months
11.5%. Way better than 3.50%.
Reply25 months
Someone please explain to me why Ohio State is in there?
Reply25 months
Because their remaining strength of schedule is garbage so they are a safer bet to win out and talking heads have to be right more than they are wrong.
25 months
They are skull fricking people on offense and defense. Complete team. Crappy schedule...but i mean you should be able to discern who is good playing crap teams. OSU is good. Clemson is a good team. Alabama is a good team. LSU is a good team. Oklahoma is a good team. When you have all these teams the voters are gonna start splitting hairs. And they don't have your biases.
25 months
Ohio State has to play Wisconsin. We'll see that day how good either team is. They also have Michigan St and Michigan. Id like to see them lose all of those games.
25 months
Good. One more little motivational tool.
Reply25 months
Well we play 5 of the top 13 teams still so im not worried.
Reply25 months
Exactly. We beat Florida and Auburn and we will be in the top 3.
25 months
Don’t care. Win and we’re in.
Reply25 months
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