Hey, everybody, ESPN’s back with those stats with initials!

Nah, not QBR.  It’s ESPN’s Football Power Index.

The Football Power Index (FPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of a team’s performance going forward for the rest of the season. FPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Projected results are based on 10,000 simulations of the rest of the season using FPI, results to date, and the remaining schedule. Ratings and projections update daily.

Whatevs.

FWIW, Georgia’s ninth in FPI, which sounds nice, except that’s only good for fifth-best in the SEC, which doesn’t sound as nice.

I only mention this because it’s early April and I’m bored.  You can ignore this proprietary measurement for the rest of the season now.  Except when the WWL is shoving it in your face, that is.

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5 responses to “Hey, everybody, ESPN’s back with those stats with initials!

  1. Sax

    Based on ten thousand simulations! Seems pretty definitive until you ask the question, what are the ten thousand simulations based on? Ultimately it comes down to that stat known as WAG (wild ass guess) that must be plugged into the equations.

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  2. W Cobb Dawg

    “It’s early April and I’m bored”.

    The Masters is happening right now! Maybe not ‘exciting’, but always interesting.

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  3. “FWIW, Georgia’s ninth in FPI, which sounds nice, except that’s only good for fifth-best in the SEC, which doesn’t sound as nice.”

    Replace ‘FPI’ with ‘recruiting’ in the above statement and that rings true as well. So tired of people who don’t see our recruiting in the context of the SEC. I mean sure, its great if you want to be a top tier ACC team, but that’s not our situation. I home Kirby can take it a notch higher.

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  4. Rocket Dawg

    This from the same bunch that published a “way to early” NCAA basketball tournament “projection” for 2017.

    It’s April and the last one literally just ended. Who the F knows which teams are going to be tournament quality next year??

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