ESPNs Football Power Index (FPI) The rankings were announced on Tuesday.
The first rankings ahead of the 2023 college football season consider several factors, including returning starters, past performance, recruiting rankings, and more.
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The statistical system measures the strength of a team and predicts future performance. It is not intended to be a Top 25 poll of any kind. However, it does provide us with some interesting statistics and forecasts.
ESPN’s FPI lists 11 teams with the highest odds of reaching the College Football Playoff this season. We mention that specific number because after Oklahoma at number 11, the percentages drop dramatically. The usual suspects top the rankings, with Ohio State leading in every category.
Texas surprisingly has the fourth highest chances of reaching the College Football Playoff this season, behind Ohio State, Georgia and Alabama. In order from least likely to most likely, here’s a look at the 11 teams most likely to make the playoffs in 2023 according to ESPN’s FPI ranking.