ESPN does not list undefeated LSU among teams that have a chance to win it all
As we enter Week 6 of the college football season, the College Football Playoff picture is starting to become more clear.
On Tuesday, ESPN released their list of the nine teams that still have a chance at the CFP title.
Predictably, a couple of SEC teams made the list. Alabama leads all teams with a 75.4 percent chance to make the playoff and a 32.6 percent chance to win the title. Georgia has the third-highest odds with a 52 percent chance to make the playoff and 13.9 percent chance to win the title.
Here’s ESPN’s top nine:
- (No. 1) Alabama
- (No. 3) Ohio State
- (No. 2) Georgia
- (No. 4) Clemson
- (No. 6) Notre Dame
- (No. 7) Oklahoma
- (No. 11) Penn State
- (No. 10) Washington
- (No. 15) Michigan
While there’s nine teams listed, all AP top nine teams are not represented, which doesn’t seem to make any sense.
LSU is undefeated and ranked at No. 5 in the country coming into Week 6, yet five teams behind them have better odds to make the College Football Playoff and win it all?
ESPN says LSU and West Virginia both have a 6.4 percent chance to make the playoff but only a 0.6 percent chance to win it all.
LSU has been underrated all season, so I guess we should be used to it.
They were underrated when they came in at No. 25 in the preseason poll. They were underrated when they thrashed No. 8 Miami in Week 1. They were underrated when they went on the road to No. 7 Auburn and won the Tiger Bowl on a last-second field goal.
Look, LSU definitely has a tough schedule. The Tigers still have to play No. 2 Georgia and No. 1 Alabama. They get both of those games at home however, and it’s not absurd to think that LSU could go 1-1 against the top two teams in the nation.
If that happens, and LSU wins each of their remaining games on the schedule, then the Tigers surely will make the CFP.