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LSU moved up two spots from No. 9 to No. 7 in the latest ESPN Football Power Index (FPI) rankings, after beating South Carolina 45-24 last weekend.

1. Baylor, Big 12 5-0
2. TCU, Big 12 6-0
3. Alabama, SEC 5-1
4. Ole Miss, SEC 5-1
5. USC, Pac-12 3-2
6. Texas A&M, SEC 5-0
7. LSU, SEC 5-0
8. Notre Dame, FBS Indep. 5-1
9. OSU, Big Ten 6-0
10. Clemson, ACC 5-0
11. Oklahoma, Big 12 4-1
12. Georgia, SEC 4-2
13. Florida, SEC 6-0
14. Stanford, Pac-12 4-1
15. Michigan, Big Ten 5-1
16. Tennessee, SEC 3-3
17. Boise State, MW 5-1
18. UCLA, Pac-12 4-1
19. FSU, ACC 5-0
20. Utah, Pac-12 5-0
21. Oklahoma State, Big 12 6-0
22. West Virginia, Big 12 3-2
23. Georgia Tech, ACC 2-4
24. Arkansas, SEC 2-4
25. Cal, Pac-12 5-1

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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USC is in a free fall right now. These so called experts try to find any kind of way to put bums at the top of the ranks.Hell, I could come up with a ranking system that would justify southern should be #1 in the country and that system would be just as stupid as this one.
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This system must have been created during a night out w sark
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Yeah the USC ranking is a bit perplexing. FPI is an interesting measure and it is designed to give more credence to the meaningful minutes of the game, i.e. it doesn't care about final score when there were garbage touchdowns scored at the end.

LSU has impressive wins overall, but being so close to EMU for so long has severely hurt their FPI.
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This is based on ESPN logarithms....

AKA what will get people talking/clicking the most
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USC #5?

Is this a joke
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