Utes Projected To Win 9 Games In 2019 By ESPN’s FPI

Jul 9, 2019, 11:40 AM
(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)...
(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Less than two months from the start of the college football season, ESPN’s Football Power Index has projected the Utes to win 9 games this season.

The index gives out rankings, projected wins and losses, chances of winning out, chance of winning conference and their strength of schedule ranking.

ESPN’s FPI also gives the projected result percentage for each opponent on their schedule.

Projected Rank, Wins, Chances

ESPN gave Utah an 11.5 FPI ranking, which is the 22nd best in the entire country. Oregon has the best ranking in the Pac-12 with 16.7, followed by Washington’s No. 17 ranking at 13.5 and UCLA’s 11.9 rating is good for 20th in the country. USC came in at No. 25 at 10.0.

Washington State was rated as the 30th best FPI rating at 8.4, Stanford is No. 33 at 7.6, Arizona State’s 7.4 is 36th, Arizona is 51st with a 3.7 rating, Cal’s 2.2 rating is 55th, Colorado was given a 0.3 rating and is No. 63 in the nation and Oregon State rounds out the Pac-12 with a -4.7 rating, which is good for No. 84.

The Utes are projected to win 8.6 games and lose 3.8 games, which is 19th in the country. They have a 0.4 percent chance of going undefeated and a 14.5 percent chance to win the Pac-12 championship. Their strength of schedule is ranked No. 47 in the country.

Percentage Of Wins

ESPN’s FPI for percentage of wins against a particular opponent would give the Utes 10 wins and just two losses, with all 10 wins projected over 50 percent in favor of Utah.

August 29th: at BYU (44th in FPI rankings, 8 projected wins) – 60.5 percent

September 7th: vs. Northern Illinois (97th, 5 projected wins) – 94.6 percent

September 14: vs. Idaho State – 99 percent

September 20th: at USC (25th, 7 projected wins) – 45.1 percent

September 28th: vs. Washington State (30th, 7 projected wins) – 68.2 percent

October 12th: at Oregon State (84th, 3 projected wins) – 85.1 percent

October 19th: vs. Arizona State (36th, 7 projected wins) – 70.3 percent

October 26th: vs. California (55th, 5 projected wins) – 81.8 percent

November 2nd: at Washington (17th, 9 projected wins) – 31.4 percent

November 16th: vs. UCLA (20th, 8 projected wins) – 57.9 percent

November 23rd: at Arizona (51st, 5 projected wins) – 63.8 percent

November 30th: vs. Colorado (63rd, 4 projected wins) – 84.7 percent

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