College football fans had much to say about ESPN’s latest Football Power Index heading into Week 12. Much of the shock had to do with how far down Georgia is and how Alabama has leapfrogged the Bulldogs and Texas.
As the post on X by On3 Sports shows, Michigan and Ohio State are the top. The real kicker is three through five, which feature teams with one to two losses ahead of Georgia, who is at six. Alabama is above Georgia, but they’re also above the team that beat them by double digits at home, Texas, who is at nine.
Washington defeated Oregon but found themselves ten spots below the Ducks at 13. A four-loss Texas A&M team who just fired their coach is at 14, for what that is worth.
— On3 (@On3sports) November 12, 2023
Per ESPN, the FPI “measures team’s true strength on net points scale; expected point margin vs average opponent on neutral field.”
College football fans react to the crazy rankings
Fans reacted to these ridiculous rankings on social media. Here are the best takes of fans being upset with the stupidity of the FPI.
The computer is drunk.
— Jay Berry (@jayrberry) November 12, 2023
Georgia 6 is wild
— oogabooga〽️🦁 (@OogaBooga7118) November 12, 2023
ESPN's FPI summed up in one GIF pic.twitter.com/sXA7uVmoHm
— Eric From Galt's Gulch (@EricFromSTL) November 13, 2023
Have you tried unplugging it then plugging it back in?
— Will the Plumber (@LocalPlunger317) November 12, 2023
— KevDawg (@DawgTime50) November 12, 2023
— Scott Nelson (@snelson2127) November 12, 2023
Don’t show this to a Texas fan 😂
— Chuck Wagon (@SoonerBorn20) November 12, 2023
Confirmed: ESPN's computer used to make their 2023 FPI rankings. A two loss team above an undefeated, back 2 back champ is truly unbelievable pic.twitter.com/S2XzkszLCO
— Elite. Dawg. (@EliteDawgNation) November 13, 2023
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