Clemson finishes #2 in ESPN's final FPI


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