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ESPN’s FPI Projects Clemson’s Record For The 2018 Season

Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after a ruling on the field during their game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Clemson Memorial Stadium.

CLEMSON, SC - NOVEMBER 14: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after a ruling on the field during their game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Clemson Memorial Stadium on November 14, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Will the Clemson Tigers return to the College Football Playoff in 2018? ESPN's FPI gives them a pretty good shot to do so.

No. 4 Clemson lost in the semifinals to Alabama - who went on to win the national title. So will the Tigers have a chance at redemption in 2018?

ESPN's FPI has been updated to include projected win-loss records. The Tigers, who are the No. 1 ranked team per FPI, have a projected record of 11.4 wins and 1.5 losses.

A reminder on FPI:

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.

Essentially, the formula suggests if the Tigers lose less two games, they'll still have a pretty solid shot at capturing the ACC title.

Clemson is given a whopping 19.2% chance to run the table and a 68.5% chance to win the conference. They're playing against the 15th-hardest schedule in the country.

Here's a look at the current Top 10 of ESPN's FPI. No other team from the ACC cracks the Top 10.

ESPN's 2018 College Football Power Index.

ESPN has Clemson favored in every game by 75.7% or better--only Texas A&M and Florida State are seen as teams that will give the Tigers any trouble.

You can check out ESPN's entire FPI here.