Top 25 preseason college football rankings for 2022 via ESPN’s updated FPI

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It’s that time of year where preseason rankings start running rampant across the college football landscape.

One of the more interesting rankings to take a look at each year prior to the season kicking off as well as during the season is ESPN’s updated Football Power Index (FPI).

ESPN states their updated FPI is a “measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of a team’s performance going forward for the rest of the season.” The ratings and projections update daily throughout the season.

There’s been quite a bit of chatter regarding ESPN’s FPI top 25 preseason rankings this week. Understandably so, as Texas falls inside the top 10 while USC and Arkansas were excluded.

Here is how ESPN’s metric graded out for the preseason top 25 rankings ahead of the 2022 college football season.



Tennessee Volunteers

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Mississippi State Bulldogs

Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon Ducks

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Baylor Bears

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin Badgers

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Panthers

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

North Carolina Tar Heels

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky Wildcats

Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen / USA TODAY

Ole Miss Rebels

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Penn State Nittany Lions

Mark Alberti-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan State Spartans

Adam Hagy/Getty Images

Oklahoma State

Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Utes

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M Aggies

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Auburn Tigers

Mickey Welsh / Advertiser / USA TODAY NETWORK

LSU Tigers

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Hurricanes

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma Sooners

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorns

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Wolverines

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Michael Caterina/South Bend Tribune-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson Tigers

Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Bulldogs

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Buckeyes

Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama Crimson Tide

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports