ESPN's FPI predicts every SEC West team's final record for 2020
It’s nearly June, which means the college football season is (hopefully) right around the corner.
Several SEC schools announced that football players will return to campus for voluntary workouts starting June 8, while others haven’t made announcements yet. Assuming players can get to campus on time and start training, the season may just start on time. The NCAA also may consider a practice period this summer ahead of actual fall camp to ensure players are in shape.
Several different models, however, are on still the table for 2020. The season could start on time or it could be delayed depending on the COVID-19 virus. Nobody is really sure at this point. The great news is that everyone is starting to gear up for some sort of college football season.
ESPN’s Football Power Index was recently updated, and it predicted every SEC West team’s final record:
- Alabama Crimson Tide: 10.9 – 1.7
- LSU Tigers: 9.6 – 2.6
- Auburn Tigers: 9.1 – 3
- Texas A&M Aggies: 8.9 – 3.2
- Ole Miss Rebels: 6.1 – 5.9
- Arkansas Razorbacks: 5.0 – 7.0
- Mississippi State Bulldogs: 4.6 – 7.4
The biggest surprise is that the Football Power Index has Arkansas finishing with a slightly higher win total than Mississippi State, although both are basically 5-7 records. In unsurprising news, Alabama is predicted to win the Western Division, while LSU, Auburn and Texas A&M are expected to reach 9-win totals.