Billy Napier and his Florida football program we delivered a serious blow last Saturday against the visiting Arkansas Razorbacks, who outlasted the Gators, 39-36, in overtime. It was the first SEC win of the season for the visitors and the first-ever win in the Swamp for the Hogs.
Following the game, ESPN updated its Football Power Index along with other related data for the college football landscape, including the Orange and Blue. As one might expect, the program’s numbers saw some changes after what was seen in Gainesville last Saturday.
The FPI was developed by ESPN in 2013 to measure each team’s overall strength and predict results throughout the season. As the schedule progresses, the data used to determine a team’s FPI ranking will come from the games played while also predicting the outcomes for each future matchup.
Take a look below at ESPN’s FPI numbers and other data for Florida following its Week 10 overtime loss to the Razorbacks.
No. 39 overall
Believe it or not, the Gators actually gained a spot in the rankings, up from No. 40 despite their value remaining the same.
2023 Projected Record: 5.6-6.4
Florida lost a half-game in the projected record after the loss, down from 6.1-5.9 last week.
Overall Efficiency: 58.1
The team’s overall efficiency rating dropped 0.8 points, resulting in a two-spot slip in the rankings.
Offensive Efficiency: 66.7
The Gators’ offensive efficiency rating dropped 0.7 points, resulting in a four-spot slide in the rankings.
Defensive Efficiency: 43.1
The Gators lost 1.2 points in the defensive efficiency rating but remained at the same ranking as last week.
Special Teams Efficiency
Special Teams Efficiency: 54.7
Despite the loss falling on the shoulders of the special teams unit, Florida saw a 3.9-point improvement in the ratings, resulting in a 16-spot jump in the rankings. The STU continues to move upward after starting at the bottom of the pile.
Win Out Percentage
Win Out Percentage: 0.7%
Somehow, Florida’s win-out percentage increased 0.4% after the loss.
Six-Plus Wins Percentage
Six-Plus Wins Percentage: 46.7%
On the other hand, the Gators’ chances at six-plus wins — and ostensibly a bowl berth — dropped from 73.7% before the loss.
Chances of Winning SEC East
Chances of Winning SEC East: 0%
What was a bare thread chance at 0.1% last week is now a “not gonna happen” zero percent.
Chances of Winning SEC
Chances of Winning SEC: 0%
Last week, the Orange and Blue had a 0.5% chance but that evaporated with the UGA loss.
Chances of Making the Playoffs
Chances of Making the Playoffs: 0.0%
No changes here, nor are any expected this season.
Chances of Making National Championship Game
Chances of Making National Championship Game: 0%
Weeks ago, the Gators had a 0.1% chance of making the final stage of the college football season, but alas, that evaporated after the Charlotte game.
Chances of Winning National Championship
Chances of Winning National Championship: 0%
And finally, Florida’s chances of surprising the entire college football world are once again zip, zilch, nada.