ESPN's Playoff Predictor updates odds for CFP contenders
As we march toward championship weekend, which will really crystalize the contenders for the College Football Playoff, ESPN’s Playoff Predictor released the latest odds for the national title contender.
The field is beginning to narrow, but likely won’t change a whole lot until championship weekend on Dec. 19. Until then, it may come down to a largely unexpected upset. But with the way the Playoff Predictor is setup with percentages, it appears that the SEC, Big Ten and ACC will be represented by at least one team in the top.
Alabama at 94 percent, Ohio State at 71 percent, Notre Dame at 59 percent and Cincinnati at 35 percent are the top teams according to this ESPN metric. Clemson, Oregon, Southern Cal, BYU, Northwestern and Florida round out the top 10.
Alabama is now a unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, and Northwestern moved up to No. 11 on Sunday for its best ranking in 24 years.
In most rankings, the top teams have largely held in recent weeks. For the AP Top 25 poll, for the second straight week, the top eight teams in the poll held their spots. The Crimson Tide received all 62 first-place votes after they beat Kentucky 63-3, which made Alabama the first unanimous No. 1 this season and the first team to do it in the regular season since 2018.
With the first CFP rankings being unveiled Tuesday, here’s what the latest Allstate Playoff Predictor has to say 👀
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