Well this is just awkward.
In the biggest game of the weekend, Oklahoma walked away with an impressive 31-16 win over Ohio State in Columbus, as the balance of power in college football clearly shifted away from the Buckeyes… unless you are ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI.
Despite the two-score loss at home, Ohio State is still ranked as the country’s No. 1 team in ESPN’s most updated FPI. Oklahoma has moved into the No. 2 spot, while Alabama is now ranked No. 3.
Ohio State did take a tumble in their overall FPI score, but since they opened the season with a three-point margin over every other team, they had a long way to fall before they would no longer be the No. 1 team by the metric. Apparently a big loss to Oklahoma wasn’t enough to do that.
For ESPN’s full FPI rankings after Week 2, you can go here.