Sep 1, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (far left) on the set of ESPN College Gameday with Chris Fowler (second to left) and Lee Corso (second to right) and Kirk Herbstreit (far right) before the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Michigan Wolverines at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN Power Index Ranks UCLA Football At #5

Yesterday, ESPN College GameDay had tweeted out their Preseason Football Power Index, listing the UCLA Football team at #5 overall. According to the Index, UCLA ranks 6th among offenses, 12th among defenses and 16th for special teams. Florida State, Oregon, Auburn and Alabama are the only teams that rakn above them overall.

And how were these rankings developed? According to

This spring, ESPN Stats & Information created an automated set of preseason ratings for all FBS teams heading into the 2014 season, designed to predict how strong each team will be this coming season. This is essentially a preseason version of the Football Power Index (FPI) used last year.

Of the Pac-12 schools listed in the Top 25, Stanford is 8th, USC 13th and Arizona State came in ranked at 16. That is five Pac-12 teams in the potential Top 25 of the FPI. Not only will the country have to be on the look out for UCLA, but the rest of the Pac-12 as well.

Go Bruins!

Mike W.R.

Twitter: @TheBigDisco

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