ESPN Football Power Index favors neither Alabama nor Clemson
Oklahoma, not Alabama, has the best chance to win the national championship, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index.
SEC champion Alabama was the opening line even-money favorite to win the national title with Las Vegas oddsmakers. Oklahoma was the second choice at 9-4.
The Big 12 champion Sooners (11-1) are on a roll after beating Baylor, TCU and Oklahoma State to finish the season. Oklahoma climbed into the top 4 after a surprising 24-17 loss to Texas, which finished 5-7.
Oklahoma, the No. 4 seed in the College Football Playoff, will play No. 1 Clemson in the semifinals at the Orange Bowl. The winner will play the winner of the No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 3 Michigan State matchup in the Cotton Bowl for the national championship.
ESPN’s Football Power Index projects the No. 4 seed as having the best chance to win the national championship pic.twitter.com/tQ0jALbwKa
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 6, 2015