ESPN issued a final update to its preseason FPI rankings.
College football season officially starts on Saturday, and ahead of kickoff, ESPN has issued one final update to its preseason FPI rankings.
If you need a reminder, ESPN’s FPI is a predictive tool meant to forecast a team’s performance during the season. Here’s the exact definition, per 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.
Here are the top 25 teams in ESPN’s FPI rankings heading into the season.
- Ohio State
- Florida State
- Penn State
- Notre Dame
- NC State
- Washington State