Will Tennessee win another game? ESPN's FPI predicts Vols' last 4 games
After opening their 2020 campaign with back-to-back victories over the South Carolina Gamecocks and Missouri Tigers, the Tennessee Volunteers have now lost four consecutive contests, most recently a 24-13 defeat at the hands of the Arkansas Razorbacks in Fayetteville on November 7.
Mired in their longest losing streak since Butch Jones’ final season at the helm, ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI) has predicted Tennessee’s final four games.
Before we see where the best shot for another win may be, here is a reminder of how the FPI is calculated.
“The FPI is a measure of team strength 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 20,000 simulations of the rest of the season using FPI, results to date, and the remaining schedule.
“Ratings and projections update daily. FPI data from seasons prior to 2019 may not be complete.”
- Nov. 14 vs. No. 5 Texas A&M: 21.8 percent chance to win
- Nov. 21 at No. 24 Auburn: 14.1 percent
- Nov. 28 at Vanderbilt: 83.7 percent
- Dec. 5 vs. No. 6 Florida: 12.1 percent
As expected, the FPI identified Vanderbilt, who is currently the lone winless team in the Southeastern Conference at 0-5, as Jeremy Pruitt’s squad’s best opportunity to return to the win column.
Saturday’s clash with Jimbo Fisher’s Aggies in Knoxville will kick at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.