Indiana sees big boost on ESPN's Playoff Predictor as Ohio State stands firm after blowout
Indiana and Ohio State find themselves among the top-10 teams given a chance to make the College Football Playoff at the end of the month.
The Buckeyes probability jumped to 85%, from a 78% in last week’s rating, while Indiana made the jump into the top-10 and is given a 17% chance of making the playoff.
Ohio State easily disposed of Michigan State on Saturday with a 52-14 win in East Lansing. For Indiana, the Hoosiers defense stepped up and held Wisconsin to just two field goals in their 14-6 win over the Badgers. Indiana is without quarterback Michael Penix, Jr., who is out for the season with a torn ACL.
Even with missing a couple of games, Ohio State has remained at or near the top of the Predictor for much of the season. The big surprise is Indiana, making the leap after not having much of a chance prior to beating the Badgers.
The top-4 remain unchanged, with Alabama (98%), Notre Dame (64%), and Clemson (53%) joining the Buckeyes as the favorites for making the four-team playoff.
Whether any upsets are coming to cause a shuffling of the top four will remain to be seen – stay tuned.
Another win moves Texas A&M into the top 5 of the latest Allstate Playoff Predictor 📈
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