ESPN Computer Releases New College Football Playoff Prediction

first_imgA closeup of Nick Saban on the Alabama sideline.TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the game against the Western Carolina Catamounts at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Week 1 of the 2018 college football season is in the rearview. The opening weekend of the season was highlighted by Notre Dame’s win over Michigan, LSU thumping of Miami and Virginia Tech’s dominance of Florida State, among others.Who’s in line to make the College Football Playoff heading into Week 2?ESPN’s computer has updated its picks after Week 1.Here’s the explanation, from ESPN:“The Playoff Predictor provides every team’s chance to reach the Playoff in the preseason and each and every day of the college football season. It’s telling us not who would make the Playoff at the end of the day, but rather, who will get in on selection day. This isn’t some arbitrary formula based on the feeling of a few people in Bristol: it was created by studying the selection committee’s rankings during the season and on selection day each of the last four seasons.”The teams predicted to make it right now:Alabama – 65 percentClemson – 57 percentNotre Dame – 57 percentOklahoma – 45 percentThe next teams in line:Ohio State – 43 percentGeorgia – 27 percentAuburn – 24 percentWashington – 22 percentYou can view ESPN’s full projections here.last_img

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