Where LSU sits in the updated ESPN Football Power Index top 25 after Week 2

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The national media may have been tempering expectations for the Tigers this offseason, but the analytics disagreed.

LSU entered the season ranked in the top 10 of the ESPN Football Power Index, and though the loss to Florida State in Week 1 diminished its standing slightly, it still sits surprisingly high for a team that didn’t even receive votes this week in either the USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll or AP Top 25 after easily taking down an FCS opponent in Southern.

It was a wild Week 2 that featured three top-10 upsets and the first coach-firing of the season, as Nebraska’s Scott Frost was given the boot after a 45-42 loss to Georgia Southern in Lincoln.

Here’s how things stand in the new FPI top 25.

Washington Huskies (2-0)

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Week 2 Result: W 52-6 vs. Portland State

FPI: 9.6

BYU Cougars (2-0)

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Week 2 Result: W 26-20 (2OT) vs. Baylor

FPI: 10.3

Minnesota Golden Gophers (2-0)

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Week 2 Result: W 62-10 vs. Western Illinois

FPI: 10.4

Kentucky Wildcats (2-0)

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Week 2 Result: W 26-16 at Florida

FPI: 11.5

Arkansas Razorbacks (2-0)

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Week 2 Result: W 44-30 vs. South Carolina

FPI: 11.9

Oklahoma State Cowboys (2-0)

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Week 2 Result: W 34-17 vs. Arizona State

FPI: 12.5

Cincinnati Bearcats (1-1)

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Week 2 Result: W 63-10 vs. Kennesaw State

FPI: 12.6

Notre Dame Fighting Irish (0-2)

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Week 2 Result: L 26-21 vs. Marshall

FPI: 13.8

Miami Hurricanes (2-0)

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Week 2 Result: W 30-7 vs. Southern Mississippi

FPI: 13.8

Ole Miss Rebels (2-0)

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Week 2 Result: W 59-3 vs. Central Arkansas

FPI: 14.0

Oklahoma Sooners (2-0)

Syndication: The Oklahoman

Week 2 Result: W 33-3 vs. Kent State

FPI: 14.1

Baylor Bears (1-1)

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Week 2 Result: L 26-20 (2OT) vs. BYU

FPI: 14.1

Penn State Nittany Lions (2-0)

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Week 2 Result: W 46-10 vs. Ohio

FPI: 14.2

LSU Tigers (1-1)

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Week 2 Result: W 65-17 vs. Southern

FPI: 14.9

Michigan State Spartans (2-0)

Syndication: Detroit Free Press

Week 2 Result: W 52-0 vs. Akron

FPI: 15.1

Utah Utes (1-1)

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Week 2 Result: W 73-7 vs. Southern Utah

FPI: 15.3

Mississippi State Bulldogs (2-0)

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Week 2 Result: W 39-17 vs. Arizona

FPI: 15.5

USC Trojans (2-0)

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Week 2 Result: W 41-28 vs. Stanford

FPI: 15.5

Tennessee Volunteers (2-0)

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Week 2 Result: W 34-27 (OT) vs. Pittsburgh

FPI: 15.6

Texas Longhorns (1-1)

Syndication: Austin American-Statesman

Week 2 Result: L 20-19 vs. Alabama

FPI: 18.7

Michigan Wolverines (2-0)

Syndication: Detroit Free Press

Week 2 Result: W 56-10 vs. Hawaii

FPI: 18.9

Clemson Tigers (2-0)

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Week 2 Result: W 35-12 vs. Furman

FPI: 20.1

Georgia Bulldogs (2-0)

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Week 2 Result: W 33-0 vs. Samford

FPI: 26.8

Ohio State Buckeyes (2-0)

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Week 2 Result: W 45-12 vs. Arkansas State

FPI: 27.4

Alabama Crimson Tide (2-0)

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Week 2 Result: W 20-19 vs. Texas

FPI: 28.9

Story originally appeared on LSU Tigers Wire