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Penn State Comes in at No. 16 in Latest ESPN FPI Ranking

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Penn State football has slotted in at No. 16 in the latest ESPN Football Power Index rankings. Even though week one won’t be finished until Monday night, ESPN has updated its rankings for Week 2 already.

Penn State (1-0, 1-0 Big Ten) is currently projected to finish with an 8-4 record by the FPI and given a score of 12.5 which is tied with Ole Miss. There are 29 teams with better projected records than Penn State, who’s non-rounded projection is an 8.3-3.8 finish.

Although Penn State is a respectable No. 16, its  far behind the top teams in the rankings. The top four teams in Alabama (31.5), Georgia (29.4), Ohio State (28.0) and Clemson (22.8) are all 10 points higher than Penn State and the only four teams with a score above 20.

Penn State’s Week 1 opponent, Purdue (0-1, 0-1 Big Ten) currently sits at 43rd in the FPI rankings with a score of 6.3. For the Big Ten as a whole, Penn State sits fourth behind Ohio State, No. 5 Michigan and No. 15 Michigan State (12.7).

Penn State’s next game will be this Saturday at noon at home against Ohio (1-0). Ohio is 111th in the FPI rankings with a score of -11.5.

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