Ohio State Breaks All-Time Records for Sagarin and FPI Rating Models

By Kevin Harrish on November 11, 2019 at 2:55 pm
Ryan Day has the Buckeyes clicking.

Ohio State has been so dominant this season, they've broken records in multiple computer models.

The 2019 Buckeyes have posted a 107.55 score in the Sagarin College Football ratings system and a 34.7 rating in ESPN's FPI system, both of which are all-time records for each computer rating system.

Ohio State's 107.55 Sagarin rating is the best of any team since the BCS and College Football Playoff era began in 1998, topping 2005 Texas (106.93) as well as 2001 Miami (106.36).

(Note: This Tweet was dated Oct. 25 – Ohio State's current rating has since improved to the 107.55 mentioned above).

The Buckeyes' 34.7 FPI rating – which rates Ohio State by how many points better it is than an average college football team – is also the highest since the ratings metric began in 2004, topping the previous high set of 34.5 which was set by USC between September and October of 2005.

So far this season, Ohio State has the No. 1 scoring offense, averaging 51 points per game, and No. 5 offense in the country in terms of both yards per play (7.22 yards per play) and total yardage (4,823 yards), and the No. 1 defense in the country in terms of yards per play (3.52 yards per play), total yardage (1,933 yards) and scoring defense (8.60 points per game).

The Buckeyes have played three teams currently ranked in the AP top-25 by a combined score of 141-17. Ohio State now has three regular-season games remaining against Rutgers and two ranked opponents in Penn State and Michigan.

H/T Reddit User u/buckeye131313

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