Clemson finishes #2 in ESPN's final FPI


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Clemson won the National Championship over Alabama

Clemson was ranked #2 in the nation behind Alabama in the final 2016 rankings of the ESPN Football Power Index.

ESPN's Football Power Index (FPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of a team's performance for a season. FPI represents how many points above or below average a team is, and projected results are based on 10,000 simulations of the rest of the season using FPI, results to date, and the remaining schedule.

The top ten schools in the FPI were Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, Ohio State, Washington, LSU, Oklahoma, FSU, Louisville, and USC.

Clemson's in-state rival South Carolina finished a dismal #72 on the list out of #128 total schools.

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FB Update: Clemson finishes #2 in ESPN's final FPI
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89tiger®
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Salty55
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oneclemson86®
Re: FB Update: Clemson finishes #2 in ESPN's final FPI
Whitehurst74®
Re: FB Update: Clemson finishes #2 in ESPN's final FPI
prudentialtiger
WHAT A JOKE! ... FAKE NEWS!
Sportsfan®
Re: FB Update: Clemson finishes #2 in ESPN's final FPI
Pizzy
Well boys, the Championship was fun while it lasted. Time to return it.***
tigerfanatic12
Meh...
jbrock11®
People do understand that this is just a formula
TheProdigal
until Alabama hangs a "#1" banner up in their stadium***
Snowtown®
Yeah, you know they wouldn't do that. No one would.***
TheProdigal
SCAR would*******
ssnow08®
Re: Yeah, you know they wouldn't do that. No one would.***
bloodrunsorange63®
Re: People do understand that this is just a formula
EyeBleedOrange81
Maybe it does need tweaking...but sometimes
TheProdigal
I understand that this system means nothing
SpillerTimeTiger®
I don't believe wins and losses are a factor in FPI.
TheProdigal
Do you mean like the 150 yards or so, that we gained MORE
Spud
Alabama was more dominant most of the year
TheProdigal
how do you define "dominant"?
Snowtown®
It certainly is. A formula like FPI tries to quantify it.
TheProdigal
I get that... but I would argue that you cannot say Alabama
Snowtown®
Sure you can say it. And if you like, you can bring
TheProdigal
We are #2 in almost every advanced metric I've seen. It's
TigersAndCubs
Yep, that's not coincidence. Or bias.
TheProdigal
Yep, and they're probably on the money as a trend predictor
mpercy®
It doesn't invalidate anything, but people who love Clemson
Smiling Tiger®
So what would you prefer ESPN had done?
TheProdigal
They are free to publish it, but it should be accompanied
Smiling Tiger®
While I agree
_usffl
Re: While I agree
cornstock®
Not buying that
_usffl
Re: While I agree
cornstock®
Re: FB Update: Clemson finishes #2 in ESPN's final FPI
CUgrad2011
Why validate SCAR's existence by mentioning them in this
cutigerbob®
So, they are admitting failure? Fair enough, I guess, but
Smiling Tiger®
whatever***
Smack Daddy
Consider this
tiger townie
and the winner of every national chanpionship for the last
CU''90
Almost as meaningless as the Heisman vote
CU''90
Clemson plays (beats) half the Top 10
CUAllTheWay®
Re: Polls are for Trolls...
damojav1
Thanks for the FAKE NEWS eSECpn !***
argonaut1992®
I recall Oklahoma being ranked above us last year in FPI too
tigerdave2®
Bama got #17 after all***
RC Tiger®
Two Words For ESPN - EAT "D"***
morbidtiger®
Re: FB Update: Clemson finishes IT - the missing variable
CUalum79ALLn65®
People are dumb
ninetytwotiger®

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