ESPN's final Football Power Index rankings for 2015 season
The Big 12 was finally outdone by the SEC in ESPN’s final Football Power Index (FPI) rankings for the 2015 season.
As you’d expect, Alabama finished the season as the top team in the land after the system had Oklahoma as the best team dating back to Week 10.
The Big 12 had a stranglehold on the FPI rankings virtually all season. Before the Sooners’ supremacy, Baylor was the top team in all five weeks prior to that, meaning a Big 12 team was ranked at No. 1 ever since Week 5.
Ole Miss sat at the top from Week 2-4, while Ohio State started the season at No. 1.
Here’s a passage from ESPN’s FPI page explaining the calculation:
“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.”
Here’s the Top 40: