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ESPN's 538 Predictor Has Alabama, Clemson, Washington, Ohio State As Most Likely Field

Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight College Football Predictor model has its final projection of the 2016 season. Penn State fans might not want to look.

While there wasn't exactly mayhem on 'Championship Saturday', there was one result that should make the College Football Playoff selection committee's job a little difficult. Penn State, despite trailing 28-7 at one point, mounted an incredible comeback to knock off Wisconsin and win the Big Ten title. Many believe it's now the Nittany Lions and the Ohio State Buckeyes for the final spot in the event.

Of course, when they met head-to-head during the regular season, Penn State won. But there's no doubt Ohio State played a tougher schedule.

Let's take a look at what FiveThirtyEight has for its final model. There are only six teams left with any kind of shot at all.