ESPN FPI: LSU has toughest remaining schedule, Florida won't win out
The Florida-LSU game, which was postponed from Oct. 8 and rescheduled Nov. 19, was discussed widely in the national media for its importance to the SEC division races. While the result could ultimately decide which teams get to go to Atlanta, ESPN’s Football Power Index shows that the Gators and Tigers themselves have slim chances of winning a conference championship.
— David Ching (@ESPNChing) October 17, 2016
LSU has the toughest remaining schedule according to the ESPN metric, which gives the Tigers only a 4 percent chance of winning out and the same chance of winning the SEC. Interim coach Ed Orgeron has a difficult schedule ahead of him (Ole Miss, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida and Texas A&M) as he tries to earn the full-time job.
While the above graphic shows Florida having a 0 percent chance of winning out, the actual website shows 0.4 percent (to quote “Dumb and Dumber,” there is a chance). UF’s remaining schedule is considered the seventh-most difficult, and includes games against Georgia, Arkansas, LSU and FSU all away from The Swamp. With that in mind, it might not have been wise for Florida cornerback Quincy Wilson to start trolling Tennessee over a one-game advantage in the SEC East standings.