According to ESPN, FPI is defined as “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. FPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Projected results are based on 20,000 simulations of the rest of the season using FPI, results to date, and the remaining schedule. Ratings and projections update daily. FPI data from seasons prior to 2019 may not be complete.”
Let’s take a look at where Alabama currently stands!
FPI: No. 5
After one of the most impressive wins of the season, Alabama somehow drops two spots in the overall FPI rankings.
Strength of Record: No. 4
If you go by strength of record, which seems like a very important factor, Alabama is one of the top four teams in the country.
Strength of Schedule: No. 8
The Crimson Tide has played one of the toughest schedules in the country and has just one loss and appears to be getting better as the season goes by.
Remaining Strength of Schedule: No. 15
On the surface, Alabama’s remaining three opponents don’t seem too daunting, but with two of those being on the road in the SEC, it definitely won’t be easy for the Tide.
Overall Efficiency: No. 11
As the season progresses, Alabama slowly creeps toward the top 10 in overall efficiency. You cannot overstate the coaching job that Nick Saban has done this season in Tuscaloosa.
Offensive Efficiency: No. 22
It didn’t seem possible after the early portion of the season, but Alabama may just end up being a top-15 offense in terms of efficiency if they continue to improve at their current rate.
Defensive Efficiency: No. 8
Like they have all season, Alabama’s defense stepped up big time in the second half against LSU and continues to prove to be one of the better defensive units in the country.
Special Teams Efficiency: No. 27
It was a rough outing for Will Reichard against LSU missing a pair of field goal attempts against the Tigers. But this team has shown to be solid in special teams throughout the season.
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