ESPN FPI updates Top 25 teams after Championship Weekend
The final College Football Playoff top 25 will be revealed Sunday afternoon. The top four teams will be released 12:00 p.m. ET.
ESPN updated its Football Power Index following Championship Weekend, and six SEC teams are ranked, including five in the top eight. LSU moved up to No. 3 following the SEC Championship Game win over Georgia. Alabama had been ranked No. 3 for several weeks despite the head-to-head loss to LSU.
Alabama, Georgia and Auburn are all ranked in the top six, and Florida rounded it out for the conference at No. 8. Texas A&M, ranked No. 17, is the only other SEC program not ranked in the top 10.
Oklahoma is ranked No. 9 in ESPN’s top 25, but the Sooners will likely be ranked No. 4 in Sunday’s final College Football Playoff rankings.
The FPI is described as the following on ESPN’s website:
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. Ratings and projections update daily.
Below is the Football Power Index’s final regular season top 25:
1. Ohio State
11. Penn State
13. Notre Dame
17. Texas A&M
20. Iowa State
25. Boise State