ESPN Updates Its Conference Championship Picks After Week 1

first_imgA generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonThis weekend’s slate of college football games couldn’t have given us much more if we asked. Upsets, dominant performances, and stellar debuts had college football fans loving the return of the game.From LSU’s dominant victory over Miami to Tua Tagovailoa’s shining debut against Louisville, Week 1 of the college football season made up for the eight-month layoff.With Week 1 in the books, ESPN updated its Football Power Index. The computer model is a measure of overall team strength.After the update, here are the conference title favorites.ACC: Clemson  – 70.7 percent chance A general view of the stadium as the Clemson Tigers take on the Florida State Seminoles.(Photo by Craig Jones/Getty Images)Big 12: Oklahoma  – 68.7 percent chance (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Big Ten: Ohio State  – 39.4 percent chance Dwayne Haskins throwing a pass against Michigan.(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Pac-12: Washington  – 47.6 percent chance General view of Husky Stadium.(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)SEC: Alabama  – 50.2 percent chance Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide walks on the field against the Florida Gators before the SEC Championship.(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)None of the conference favorites are surprising at this point in the season – although Washington is the only team to open its season with a loss and still be favored to win its conference.Neither USC or Stanford, despite wins, could replace the Huskies.last_img

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