ESPN's Playoff Predictor includes two B1G teams among Top 4 with best percentage to win title
Two B1G teams are among the top four squads in terms of percentage to win the national championship at the end of the season, according to ESPN’s Playoff Predictor.
Now that the B1G is back in the mix, Ohio State and Wisconsin are the two teams ESPN’s Playoff Predictor has a lot of faith in this year. The Buckeyes have the highest percentage to win the title, coming in at 26%. Ohio State nudges out Alabama (23%) and Alabama (21%).
Wisconsin comes in with the fourth-highest percentage in the country at 8%. UCF rounds out the top five at 5%.
The @Allstate Playoff Predictor gives @OhioStateFB the best chance to win the national title.
Check out the rest of the top 5, which includes potential G5 party crasher @UCF_Football. pic.twitter.com/9IMdsoKtkp
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 26, 2020
Ohio State is coming off a 13-1 season in 2019, with its lone blemish coming to Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl in the semifinal round of the College Football Playoff. The Buckeyes are considered to be one of the favorites to win it all among media members, as well.
The Badgers might be a bit of a surprise, having lost running back Jonathan Taylor and top receiver Quintez Cephus. Still, Wisconsin has a favorable schedule and will have a good opportunity to continue its dominant run in the B1G West.