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Computer Model Releases New Playoff Prediction After Wisconsin's Loss

A solo shot of Wisconsin football coach Paul Chryst.

LINCOLN, NE - OCTOBER 07: Head coach Paul Chryst of the Wisconsin Badgers before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

The second massive upset of the 2019 college football season took place as Lovie Smith and the Illinois Fighting Illini knocked off the previously unbeaten Wisconsin Badgers.

Illinois used a field goal in the final seconds to walk off with a 24-23 win - handing the Badgers their first loss of the season.

Wisconsin was considered a legitimate contender for the College Football Playoff after its hot start to the season. However, with a major contest looming against Ohio State, the Badgers got caught looking ahead.

With the loss, one computer's College Football Playoff predictions have changed.

FiveThirtyEight has updated its computer projections. Here's who they have making it now:

1. Clemson, 83 percent chance

Trevor Lawrence throws up his hands during a college football game at North Carolina. He is the favorite to be the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft as of now.

CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA - SEPTEMBER 28: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers looks to the sideline during the first half of their game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Kenan Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

2. Ohio State, 57 percent chance

Justin Fields warms up before an Ohio State football game at Nebraska.

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 28: Quarterback Justin Fields #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes warms up before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

3. Oklahoma, 54 percent chance

Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts at Kansas.

LAWRENCE, KANSAS - OCTOBER 05: Quarterback Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners watches from the sidelines during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Memorial Stadium on October 05, 2019 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

4. Alabama, 53 percent chance

A closeup of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 17: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide in action against the Citadel Bulldogs at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 17, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The next teams:

5. LSU, 27 percent chance

6. Penn State, 19 percent chance

7. Georgia, 15 percent chance

8. Notre Dame, 13 percent chance

9. Oregon, 13 percent chance

10. Florida, 10 percent chance


You can view 538's full projections here.