ESPN Predicts Disastrous Season for West Virginia

Morgantown, West Virginia – The West Virginia Mountaineers are off to the worst start since 1979 at 0-2, losing at Pitt and at home against Kansas in the the first two games of the season.

Unfortunately, it looks like it will only get worse for the Mountaineers.

At this time, ESPN’s College Football Power Index only has West Virginia favored to beat next week’s opponent at home, Towson.

The rest of West Virginia’s schedule is predicted to be losses, according to the FPI, which would give the Mountaineers a 1-11 record for the season.

According to ESPN, “FPI is a predictive rating system designed to measure team strength and project performance going forward. The ultimate goal of FPI is not to rank teams 1 through 128; rather, it is to correctly predict games and season outcomes.”

Although no prediction system is 100% accurate, the FPI has been remarkably precise, predicting approximately 80% of the winners correct over the past several seasons.

Here are the FPI predictions for WVU’s remaining games:

Towson – 95.7% chance to win.

at Virginia Tech – 42.6% chance to win.

at Texas – 6.1% chance to win.

Baylor – 20.8% chance to win.

at Texas Tech – 20.1 chance to win.

TCU – 37.8% chance to win.

at Iowa State – 18.5% chance to win.

Oklahoma – 20.7% chance to win.

Kansas State – 31.4% chance to win.

at Oklahoma State – 12% chance to win.