ESPN's FPI predicts the remaining games on Florida's schedule
Spoiling Lane Kiffin’s Oxford debut, the Florida Gators rode 6 touchdown passes from redshirt senior Kyle Trask, including a school record-tying 4 to junior tight end Kyle Pitts, to a 51-35 victory over the Ole Miss Rebels on Saturday 26.
Jumping the Georgia Bulldogs for the No. 3 spot in Sunday’s Associated Press Poll, ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI) likes the Gators to compete for the Southeastern Conference East Division crown, naming them favorites in all but 1 remaining game.
Here is a quick rundown of how FPI is calculated.
The Football Power Index (FPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of a team’s success 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.
Beginning with Saturday’s home-opener against the South Carolina Gamecocks, who, coincidentally, are coached by ex-Florida head man Will Muschamp, here is the Gators’ remaining schedule:
- Oct. 3 vs. South Carolina (89.3 percent)
- Oct. 10 at No. 13 Texas A&M (67.5 percent)
- Oct. 17 vs. No. 20 LSU (72.3 percent)
- Oct. 24 vs. Missouri (90 percent)
- Nov. 7 vs. No. 4 Georgia (46.2 percent)
- Nov. 14 vs. Arkansas (94 percent)
- Nov. 21 at Vanderbilt (93.8 percent)
- Nov. 28 vs. Kentucky (83.8 percent)
- Dec. 5 at No. 21 Tennessee (78.3 percent)
Florida has won 4 of the last 5 meetings with the Gamecocks, dating back to 2015. Saturday’s tilt will kick at 12 p.m. ET on ESPN.