ESPN updates FPI Top 25 after Week 10
ESPN updated its Football Power Index (FPI) top 25 rankings on Sunday afternoon, and six teams from the Big Ten Conference have made an appearance — three coming in the top-10.
Headlining the entire conference, however, is Michigan (8-1, 6-0), which rides an eight-game winning streak after dominating Penn State in a 42-7 victory in the Big House on Saturday afternoon. The Wolverines’ No. 1-ranked defense held PSU quarterback to 5-of-13 for 83 yards and an interception, and the team to 186 yards in total to move up one spot to No. 4 in the latest FPI rankings.
Here’s the full list as we turn our attention to Week 11:
4. Michigan (8-1; LW: No. 5)
6. Ohio State (8-1; LW: No. 6)
7. Penn State (6-3; LW: No. 7)
13. Iowa (6-3; LW: No. 14)
17. Michigan State (6-3; LW: No. 21)
23. Purdue (5-4; LW: unranked)
With three games remaining on the regular season schedule, the FPI formula gives Michigan a 66.4 percent chance to go on and win the B1G — the highest of any team in the conference. The Wolverines aren’t expected to have any kind of trouble the next two weeks against Rutgers and Indiana before having a 55.4 percent chance to beat Ohio State on the road come Nov. 24.
One way or another it should be an exciting finish in the Big Ten.