The 2019 recruiting rankings have shifted slightly.
They now feature nine teams that are ranked in the top 10 of the 2019 Football Power Index (FPI) while two teams are listed in the bottom 10, and the next three are ranked on a separate chart.
The only change is that Penn State, Michigan State and Wisconsin are now listed as two-loss teams in the 2019 rankings.
The 2018 rankings are up by five spots, with Alabama ranked No. 3 and Clemson, Florida State and Ohio State tied for No. 4.
The 2019 rankings will be released next week.
“The 2019 rankings are based on the FPI, and in many cases we’re making more educated decisions about which teams are top-rated in each of the four FPI metrics,” said Paul Chryst, the FBS’s head of recruiting for the conference.
“So if a program is at the top, that’s not the only consideration we take.”
While the rankings are now based on FPI data, the numbers used to determine those rankings are the same as those used in the 2018 rankings.
“We’ve gone from an FPI ranking to a number we call the 2019 FPI number,” Chryston said.
“That’s the number of FPI teams that have made the top 25 in the FCS.”
The 2019 FSI is a combination of the Folsom Fieldhouse FPI and the FSU/FSU Football Power Rankings.
The FPI is based on how many FBS teams were ranked in FBS conferences in 2019.
For example, a school in the Big Ten (the current top 25) would have its FPI ranked number at No. 1 in 2019, but it would be ranked in a lower tier, such as the MAC.
The Big 12 would have a number at the No. 25 position, but would not have its ranking be higher than that of the other 12 conference members.
The current FPI rankings are used to calculate the 2019 AP Top 25.
The rankings are updated on a monthly basis, with the first FPI update occurring on Sept. 17.
For 2019, the AP Top 15 will be updated to reflect the new rankings.
Penn State and Michigan State will have their 2018 rankings adjusted to reflect their 2019 rankings, while Ohio State will be adjusted to the 2019 numbers.
“I think the changes in the numbers we’re going to see are going to be pretty good,” Chyst said.
“You’ve seen that for the last few years, with a couple of teams moving up or down a bit.
There’s always a lot of teams that move up or below a team’s numbers, and that’s something we’ve seen in the past.
It’ll be interesting to see how things shake out this year.”
Michigan State is now in the Top 10 of FBS recruiting rankings.
It is the first time the Spartans have been ranked higher than Wisconsin, which is now No. 11 in 2019 FBS rankings.
Michigan State’s ranking in 2019 was at No, 17 in FPI.
The Wolverines moved up one spot to No. 12 in 2019 in 2019 after moving down two spots to No, 16 in 2018.
The Spartans also moved up two spots in 2019 from No. 14 in 2018 to No., 19 in 2019 according to the FFP.
Penn State’s 2017 FPI was No. 19 in 2018 and No. 15 in 2019 based on 247Sports Composite rankings.
Ohio State moved up three spots to the No, 21 position in 2019 with the Buckeyes’ ranking now at No., 23.
Ohio State’s 2019 ranking was No, 24 in the ESPN/USA Today composite rankings.
Ohio has the third-highest ranking in the country, behind only Alabama and LSU.
Chryst said the change to the rankings could result in some more adjustments.
“It’s always been a matter of how we use FPI,” Ch.ryst told the Dayton Daily News.
“But the question is, is that going to affect the number we see in the rankings and the overall number we provide to the fans?”
The rankings are a reflection of the strength of the conference in each category.
The bottom 10 teams are the ones with the lowest FPI total.
The top 10 are the teams with the highest FPI points.
The average FPI team is at No: 8.
The 2017 rankings included eight teams that were ranked No 1 in the preseason AP Top 10.
The teams that made the preseason Top 10 were: Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State (No. 8), Penn State State, Clemson, Wisconsin, Clemson (No 10), Penn St. (No 12) and Clemson (12).
In 2019, four of the five teams ranked No 10 were ranked at the bottom of the preseason FPI Top 25, with Wisconsin, Michigan and Wisconsin State.
Ohio St., Georgia and Florida State were ranked no. 3, No. 5, No, 6 and