Ohio State keeps rising in the Allstate Playoff Predictor.
While there were plenty of unknowns heading into the season with new coach Ryan Day and QB transfer Justin Fields, the Buckeyes have answered emphatically so far. As a result, they now have the third best odds to make the College Football Playoff, flipping the script with rival Michigan, which now just has a 1% chance of making it.
The teams at the top remain pretty much the same, with Clemson at 78% to make the playoff and 28% to win the title. Alabama is at 75% to make the playoff and 32% to win it all.
But expect Week 4 to shake things up dramatically. The Nos. 4 and 5 teams, Georgia and Notre Dame, square off in Athens, in a game that will have big playoff ramifications.
Also this weekend, Auburn travels to College Station for an SEC showdown with Texas A&M. The Tigers are currently at 8% to make the playoff, while the Aggies are 1%.
A story worth monitoring? The UCF Knights. Despite going unbeaten two seasons ago, they never really sniffed the playoff discussion. That would likely be the case again this yaer, but the Allstate Playoff Predictor likes their chances more this year than ever before. Josh Heupel's squad is up to a 9% chance of making the playoff.