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FPI has ended every season since 2005

It’s been an amazing millennium when it comes to LSU football.

The Tigers have won just one national title in their first 107 years of existence, but they’ve won three since 2000, all under different head coaches.

The program culminated in the 2019 season when it won the national championship in a 15-0 run that included a Heisman Trophy and one of the best single seasons for a quarterback in college football history by Joe Burrow.

But the last two seasons have been huge disappointments, resulting in their worst finishes in recent memory. LSU decided to make a change by firing title-winning coach Ed Orgeron. Brian Kelly brings one of college football’s most accomplished coaches as Baton Rouge enters a new era this fall.

ESPN recently released its Football Power Index (FPI), which measures team strength based on 20,000 simulations. Here the Tigers stand on their way to 2022.

FPI: 13.9

Overall ranking: No. 11

SEC Ranking: #4

LSU Wire breaks down the Tigers’ final FPI every season since 2005, the first year this data is available. That was also the first season under ex-coach Les Miles.

2005:11-2

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FPI: 18.2

Overall ranking: No. 6

SEC Ranking: #1

Bowl Game: 40-3 win over Miami in the Peach Bowl

2006: 11-2

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FPI: 22.5

Overall ranking: No. 3

SEC Ranking: #1

Bowl Game: 41-14 win over Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl

2007: 12-2

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FPI: 22.7

Overall ranking: No. 3

SEC Ranking: #1

Bowl Game: 38-24 win over Ohio State in the BCS National Championship

2008: 8-5

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FPI: 11.7

Overall ranking: No. 22

SEC Ranking: #5

Bowl Game: 38-3 win over Georgia Tech in Chick-fil-A Bowl

2009: 9-4

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FPI: 15.3

Overall ranking: No. 12

SEC Ranking: #3

Bowl Game: 19-17 loss to Penn State in the Capital One Bowl

2010: 11-2

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FPI: 16.8

Overall ranking: No. 14

SEC Ranking: #4

Bowl Game: 41-24 win over Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl

2011: 13-1

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FPI: 29.7

Overall ranking: No. 2

SEC Ranking: #2

Bowl Game: Lost 21-0 to Alabama at the BCS National Championship

2012: 10-3

Les Miles Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports

FPI: 19.3

Overall ranking: No. 10

SEC Ranking: #4

Bowl Game: 25-24 loss to Clemson in Chick-fil-A Bowl

2013: 10-3

Les Miles Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

FPI: 19.4

Overall ranking: No. 15

SEC Ranking: #5

Bowl Game: 21-14 win over Iowa in the Outback Bowl

2014: 8-5

Les Miles Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

FPI: 19.0

Overall ranking: No. 15

SEC Ranking: #6

Bowl Game: 31-28 loss to Notre Dame at the Music City Bowl

2015: 9-3

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FPI: 20.6

Overall ranking: No. 8

SEC Ranking: #3

Bowl Game: 56-27 win over Texas Tech in the Texas Bowl

2016: 8-4

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FPI: 22.9

Overall ranking: No. 6

SEC Ranking: #2

Bowl Game: 29-9 win over Louisville in the Citrus Bowl

2017: 9-4

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FPI: 13.9

Overall ranking: No. 14

SEC Ranking: #4

Bowl Game: 21-17 loss to Notre Dame in the Citrus Bowl

2018: 10-3

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FPI: 14.9

Overall ranking: No. 17

SEC Ranking: #8

Bowl Game: 40-32 win over UCF in Fiesta Bowl

2019: 15-0

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FPI: 30.3

Overall ranking: No. 3

SEC Ranking: #1

Bowl Game: 42-25 win over Clemson in the CFP National Championship

2020: 5-5

Ed Orgeron Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

FPI: 9.2

Overall ranking: No. 28

SEC Ranking: #6

Bowl Game: None (self-imposed bowl ban)

2021: 6-7

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FPI: 5.8

Overall ranking: No. 42

SEC Ranking: #11

Bowl Game: Lost 42-20 to Kansas State in the Texas Bowl

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