Through seven weeks there are still 14 undefeated teams in college football FBS. However, only nine of those school have a legit chance to win all of their remaining regular season games.
Using ESPN’s Football Power Index, a model that measures each team’s performance so far and projects the remaining games 10,000 times, we get a good sense of which teams have the best chances to run the table.
No. 2 Baylor (27.2%) and top-ranked Ohio State (24.6%) lead the way as the most likely teams to be undefeated at the end of the regular season. If we use 5% as the cutoff for teams with a legit shot, there are seven other teams that have a realistic chance to go undefeated, including three schools (Toledo, Memphis, Houston) that are not from Power-5 conferences (ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC).
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