ESPN has released another set of early 2020 advanced metrics. This one isn’t as high on the Gators as SP+, but it is slightly higher on Florida State.
Clemson (no surprise) was No. 1 in the power index, followed by Ohio State, Oklahoma, Alabama and Ohio State. Florida’s top SEC East rival, Georgia, was 10th.
Florida State made the biggest jump of any team in these analytics, moving up 28 spots from last season to start at No. 23. Miami was down at No. 37.
UCF was also the top Group of Five team in these metrics, just like SP+. The Knights were 21st. USF was No. 86.
Other notables in the power index include Jimbo Fisher’s Texas A&M Aggies (eighth), defending national champion LSU (12th), Will Muschamp’s Gamecocks (34th), Lovie Smith’s Illini (65th) and Willie Taggart’s Florida Atlantic Owls (89th).
Check out ESPN’s full Football Power Index here.