ESPN's FPI predicts outcome of SEC showdown between Georgia and Alabama
With both schools improving to 3-0 on October 10, Saturday’s showdown between the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs and No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa will be the biggest game of the college football season to date.
As they do with every game, ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI) released their updated projections for this top-three clash, giving the Crimson Tide a 61.1 percent chance to prevail victorious.
Here is a quick reminder of how FPI calculates these outcomes:
“The Football Power Index (FPI) is a measure of team strength meant to be the best predictor of a team’s performance 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.”
Alabama, who owns a 40-25-4 edge in the all-time series, has won five-straight over the Bulldogs, including the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on January 8, 2018.
Georgia’s last victory in the series did come at Bryant-Denny Stadium, however, taking place on September 22, 2007.
This much-anticipated contest will kick at 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on the SEC on CBS with Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson, and Jamie Erdahl on the call.