ESPN's Playoff Predictor releases updated CFP odds following Week 10 of SEC action
None of the top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings lost over the weekend, so the CFP landscape hasn’t changed much. But that’s not to say things couldn’t in the weeks to come.
Alabama beat Auburn, Notre Dame defeated North Carolina and Clemson topped Pittsburgh, while Ohio State’s game against Illinois was canceled due to positive COVID-19 tests. That’s why each of those four teams continue to have the best chances of reaching the Playoff in ESPN’s Allstate Playoff Predictor, which released updated odds on Sunday.
The Crimson Tide, who are the No. 1 team in the country, have the best odds at 96%. They have only one game remaining (Saturday at LSU) before their likely meeting with Florida in the SEC Championship Game. The Gators also remain in the CFP picture, but they’d probably need to upset the Tide to make it.
Texas A&M improved to 6-1 with a win over LSU on Saturday. However, the Aggies are unlikely to reach the SEC title game, so they’d probably need a good bit of help to get into the CFP.
Here are the odds for each of the top teams to reach the CFP this season per ESPN’s Playoff Predictor:
Ohio State: 78%
Notre Dame: 69%
Texas A&M: 14%
Four teams with a 50% chance or better in the latest Allstate Playoff Predictor 👀
Can anyone surprise us and break into the top four?
— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) November 29, 2020