Clemson ranked in Top 5 of ESPN's 2016 FPI


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Clemson is ranked 4th in the nation in the ESPN 2016 Football Power Index released on Thursday.

The top five for 2016 were LSU, Florida State, Oklahoma, Clemson and Tennessee according to the FPI. I won't believe the yearly Tennesse hype until I actually witness it on the field.

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.

Clemson finished this past season with a final AP ranking of #2 which was the school's highest ranking since 1981.

ICYMI: Here is the final 2015 ESPN Football Power Index:

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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8992Tiger
spacer Yep, OU CLEARLY deserves to be ahead of Clemson.
JKBtigerpaw
spacer so where's Alabama?***
tiger_swimmer®
spacer Lost me @ OKLAHoma, a team we've crunched 2 straight years!
lightbulbbill®
spacer Does anyone kind of hope we get OU again in the semi?***
NMTigre
spacer The definition of being in someone's head!***
NMTigre
spacer How bout in the title game?
JKBtigerpaw
spacer We are light years ahead of OU, and have been for a while.
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TennesseeLadyTiger®
spacer Give us Michigan State
Leadeath
spacer Does Clemson need to beat Oklahoma
ClemsonSCTiger
spacer they did not do an end of season FPI, why I do not know
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bloodrunsorange63®
spacer sure they did - Clemson finished 5th
scooter
spacer PERFECT - Upset watch in February!
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spacer ESPN is just longing for the days of the BCS
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spacer Will they ever stop?
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spacer SMH ESecPN thinks the masses are stupid. That is the only
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spacer Recent victories and the Smoky Top fire...***
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spacer Hey ESecPN: Take Your FPI
Uncle Bill®
spacer I dont know if you caught this, but the same FPI had OU...
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spacer Good grief fellas. Stop promoting this pitiful propoganda
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