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 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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spacer what a ridiculously worthless index.***
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spacer ESECPN should be embarrassed by their "FPI". Oklahoma?
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spacer Bullsh!t.
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spacer After ESPN's journalistic abomination last week they can
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spacer The numbers prove it! Oklahoma and USC Trojans over-rated
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spacer This just points out the flawed index.***
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spacer No one said: "well, we obviously can't release THIS"
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spacer Did this come out before the Orange Bowl? Someone had to
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spacer Isn't that the same computer formula that gave OU...
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