The wait is nearly over as the 2019 college football season is only a few weeks away. Though plenty of pundits and broadcasters have given their opinions on how the season will play out, ESPN’s FPI (Football Power Index) has been updated with fresh predictions of every team’s win total.
ESPN’s FPI is, in ESPN’s own words, “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.”
Oklahoma has dominated the Big 12 for several years now, and looks poised to do so again and has been ranked No. 6 in the nation.
Now let’s see how ESPN’s FPI projects the final standings in the Big 12 Conference to look like:
- Oklahoma (10.9-2.0)
- Baylor (8.2-4.0)
- Iowa State (7.9-4.4)
- Texas (7.7-4.6)
- TCU (7.3-4.8)
- Oklahoma State (7.3-4.8)
- Texas Tech (6.6-5.4)
- Kansas State (5.3-6.7)
- West Virginia (4.6-7.4)
- Kansas (2.8-9.2)
Based on the win-loss projections, it would appear that Texas and West Virginia are due for a dropoff while Baylor and Texas Tech may see their fortunes improve.
Oklahoma looks to be the clear favorite to dominate the conference, but there’s a lot of room for a contender to face them in the Big 12 Championship Game.
So, Big 12 fans, what do you think? Do you think ESPN’s computers got it right?