Alabama might have had the most impressive win of the opening weekend of college football with a 24-7 win against Florida State. The Crimson Tide beat the No. 3 team in the country and did so pretty convincingly. However, the ESPN Football Power Index says there’s another team that is better.
In the FPI rankings, Ohio State is ranked as the top team with Alabama second, followed by Oklahoma, Clemson and Stanford to round out the top five. Ohio State struggled mightily for a half against a much more inferior opponent in Indiana so the Buckeyes being ranked higher than Alabama is quite puzzling. The FPI isn’t the only one who thinks another team is better as ESPN’s Joey Galloway thought Clemson should be at the top of the rankings until they lose based on what they did last year.
Penn State, Wisconsin, Auburn, Florida State and LSU round out the top 10 of the list. All of them have a win except for FSU obviously as the Seminoles lost to Alabama.