Gators in top 35 of ESPN’s final FPI update despite losing to Oregon State

ESPN has released its final FPI rankings of the 2022 college football season, with the Florida Gators dropping after their 30-3 Las Vegas Bowl loss to the Oregon State Beavers

The FPI rankings were 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.

The Gators had an up-and-down season. There were stretches where the offense was firing on all cylinders, with their rushing attack among one of the best in the nation. Their loss to Oregon State gave them a 6-7 record to end the year. The Gators had yet to score late in the fourth quarter. Adam Mihalek’s 40-yard field goal with 37 seconds left extended Florida’s scoring streak to 436 games dating back to 1988, the longest streak in NCAA history and 57 games longer than the next closest team.

Here are the final FPI updates for the Florida Gators 2022 season.

Overall Ranking

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No. 33 Overall

End of Regular Season: No. 26 Overall

Strength of Record

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No. 44 Overall

End of Regular Season: No. 44 Overall

Overall Efficiency

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No. 42 Overall (61.0)

End of Regular Season: No. 33 Overall (64.2)

Offensive Efficiency

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No. 25 Overall (69.4)

End of Regular Season: No. 20 Overall (72.8)

Defensive Efficiency

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No. 69 Overall (49.1)

End of Regular Season: No. 64 Overall (50.4)

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