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The Top 12 Teams In ESPN's FPI After 5 Weeks

ESPN's Football Power Index has updated after week five's slate.

Every week, ESPN updates what it calls its Football Power Index - which is meant to serve as a predictor for how the team will perform moving forward. After week five, we've got a change at the top. Louisville, which lost to Clemson, was previously the top team.

As a reminder, here's how ESPN defines its FPI system:

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 12 teams in ESPN's FPI this week. If you're interested in seeing the whole list, head over to ESPN: