Ohio State No. 2, Penn State No. 6 in ESPN FPI after Week 6

There wasn’t much movement among Big Ten teams from last week’s ESPN Football Power Index. Ohio State is No. 2, the highest-ranked team in the conference, while Penn State (No. 6) and Wisconsin (No. 7) are also in the top 10. Michigan, being No. 7 in the latest AP Poll Top 25, remains 18th.

It is worth noting, however, that the FPI gives the Buckeyes a 54.8 percent chance to win the Big Ten. Wisconsin and Penn State’s probability to taking home a conference title sit at 32.0 and 12.3 percent, respectively.

Michigan, meanwhile, has less than a 1 percent chance of capturing the crown.

A Big Ten favorite will emerge by the end of October, once Penn State has faced off with Ohio State and Michigan. But should the Buckeyes and Wolverines defeat the Nittany Lions to remain undefeated in conference, they’ll battle Nov. 25 for a spot in the Big Ten title game.

Here’s how ESPN comes up with FPI:

The Football Power Index (FPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of a team’s performance going forward for the rest of the season. FPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Projected results are based on 10,000 simulations of the rest of the season using FPI, results to date, and the remaining schedule. Ratings and projections update daily.

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