Here’s who the FPI likes to win Week 1’s biggest games.
ESPN announced kickoff times for week one games today, so it's worth checking out the matchups we'll be watching during college football's long-awaited return. With that in mind, let's take a look at which teams are expected to get the win, and which teams are expected to start the season with a loss, using ESPN's FPI rating.
Here’s who ESPN’s FPI is picking in the biggest Week 1 games. The percentage in parentheses is the win probability for the listed team.
Ohio State at Indiana, Thursday, Aug. 31
Winner: Ohio State (95.7%)
Alabama vs. Florida State, Saturday, Sept. 2
Winner: Alabama (54.8%)
Florida vs. Michigan, Saturday, Sept. 2
Winner: Florida (52.6%)
Virginia Tech vs. WVU, Sunday, Sept. 3
Winner: Virginia Tech (63.3%)
LSU vs. BYU, Saturday, Sept. 2
Winner: LSU (90.4%)
Georgia Tech vs. Tennessee, Monday, Sept. 4
Winner: Tennessee (68.5%)
Texas A&M at UCLA, Sunday, Sept. 3
Winner: UCLA (65.6%)
Notre Dame vs. Temple, Saturday, Sept. 2
Winner: Notre Dame (94.5%)
College football season can't come soon enough.