ESPN’s computer model, the Football Power Index, has updated its projection for the 2021-22 College Football Playoff.
We’re three weeks into the 2021 college football regular season. It’s been a very eventful start to the regular season, as teams like Ohio State and Clemson have looked worse than expected. The Buckeyes and the Tigers remain in contention for the College Football Playoff, though they’ve got their work cut out for them.
Elsewhere, Alabama continues to look like the best team in America, though the Crimson Tide struggled on the road at Florida on Saturday.
Who will end up making the College Football Playoff?
Here’s the latest projection, from ESPN’s computer model:
- Alabama – 78.9 percent chance
- Georgia – 70.8 percent chance
- Oklahoma – 63.1 percent chance
- Oregon – 40.7 percent chance
Clemson is the first team sitting out, according to ESPN’s computer model. The Tigers have a 28.2 percent chance to make the playoff.
Surprisingly, Michigan is next on the list at No. 6. The Wolverines are given a 25.4 percent chance to make the playoff – better than Ohio State.
You can view ESPN’s full Football Power Index projections here.