ESPN FPI ranks Clemson #5 in final ranking


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Clemson dominated a very good Oklahoma team 37-17 in the 2015 Orange Bowl

Clemson (14-1) is ranked 5th in the nation in the final ESPN 2015 Football Power Index released on Thursday.

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 index is amazingly flawed if Oklahoma (Clemson dominated 37-17) and a three-loss Ole Miss team are ahead of Clemson in the final rankings.

ESPN Football Power Index

1 Alabama, SEC 14-1 14.0 - 1.0 -- 100.0 -- 27.4
2 Oklahoma, Big 12 11-2 11.0 - 2.0 -- 100.0 -- 26.2
3 OSU, Big Ten 12-1 12.0 - 1.0 -- 0.0 -- 24.9
4 Ole Miss, SEC 10-3 10.0 - 3.0 -- 0.0 -- 23.6
5 Clemson, ACC 14-1 14.0 - 1.0 -- 100.0 -- 22.3
6 Baylor, Big 12 10-3 10.0 - 3.0 -- 0.0 -- 21.8
7 Stanford, Pac-12 12-2 12.0 - 2.0 -- 100.0 -- 21.4
8 LSU, SEC 9-3 9.0 - 3.0 -- 0.0 -- 20.6
9 Tennessee, SEC 9-4 9.0 - 4.0 -- 0.0 -- 20.5
10 TCU, Big 12 11-2 11.0 - 2.0 -- 0.0 -- 20.5
11 Notre Dame, FBS Indep. 10-3 10.0 - 3.0 -- -- -- 19.1
12 USC, Pac-12 8-6 8.0 - 6.0 -- 0.0 -- 18.8
13 FSU, ACC 10-3 10.0 - 3.0 -- 0.0 -- 18.0
14 Arkansas, SEC 8-5 8.0 - 5.0 -- 0.0 -- 17.4
15 Michigan, Big Ten 10-3 10.0 - 3.0 -- 0.0 -- 17.2
16 UNC, ACC 11-3 11.0 - 3.0 -- 0.0 -- 17.0
17 Miss St, SEC 9-4 9.0 - 4.0 -- 0.0 -- 16.7
18 Michigan State, Big Ten 12-2 12.0 - 2.0 -- 100.0 -- 16.6
19 Georgia, SEC 10-3 10.0 - 3.0 -- 0.0 -- 15.9
20 UCLA, Pac-12 8-5 8.0 - 5.0 -- 0.0 -- 14.7

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TigerNet News
Did I notice Usc at 12th?!
lightbulbbill®
8-6 Real USC #12?
JKBtigerpaw
I'm just shocked Arkansas didn't crack the Top 10.
JKBtigerpaw
Re: I'm just shocked Arkansas didn't crack the Top 10.
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: I'm just shocked Arkansas didn't crack the Top 10.
Dugatiger®
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treeclimber
What In The Blue $#$^$ ----
Xander5000
Re: What In The Blue $#$^$ ----
djones73
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jeremy
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tigersincepell®
Clemson not better than OK? Hahaha joke.***
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tigerdrummer®
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Smiling Tiger®
Finally
oghost®
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MaukaTiger®
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Dugatiger®
what a ridiculously worthless index.***
tiger_swimmer®
AP and Coaches polls are real
Clemson81to85
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Dugatiger®
Just lol
H8nusc®
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rmpeden
ESECPN should be embarrassed by their "FPI". Oklahoma?
tigertrain
The Person at ESPIN Who Manages This Computer or Group
morbidtiger®
Arkansas over Michigan state? Lol***
CU2013®
dumb@$$e$.***
freakgeek
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Flemson63
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TallulahtheTiger
Re: FB Update: ESPN FPI ranks Clemson #5 in final ranking
I bleed orange
And Espin wonders why we feel disrespected!!
longtallsam®
that's why
bleedsorange81
ESPN's $$ investment in the team / conference must
clemson78jmh
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El Paso
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allorangeallthetime52®
If we had beat Alabama they would've ranked us #2.***
tygurl
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Dugatiger®
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Gordamzil®
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b2westfarm
Case closed
TIGERMEAT®
LMFAO twice***
ClemsonSCTiger
havent laughed that hard in a while***
JGT®
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12ClemsonTiger21®
Phuuuuuuuuuuck ESPN!!!!***
orangeman
Reminds me of the global warming algorithms
OrangeJuice
Bullsh!t.
CUtigerlifer
After ESPN's journalistic abomination last week they can
ObiWan
The numbers prove it! Oklahoma and USC Trojans over-rated
Tim317
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mpepin®
Vanderbilt is probably #21***
movino®
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erm1981
This just points out the flawed index.***
jss150
No one said: "well, we obviously can't release THIS"
mhuyser
Did this come out before the Orange Bowl? Someone had to
Coothater®
Isn't that the same computer formula that gave OU...
ClemsonTiger1988®
I can't even***
T Nasty Orange
WHY DID YOU POST THIS ####?????????????????***
designtiger®
LMFAO! *******
celtic_tiger®
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