With a majority of college football spring games in the books, the focus is slowly beginning to focus on 2019 season. That, of course, making preseason predictions for next year’s College Football Playoff.
ESPN’s College Football Playoff Predictor has recently been updated, providing the percentages that teams will earn one of the four bids at the end of the season. Four B1G teams were listed by ESPN, but only one squad was given a high percentage to be one of the teams competing for a national title.
Michigan was given a 41 percent shot at reaching the College Football Playoff, third-best odds in college football. It was given a seven percent chance of winning the national title. Here’s a look at the odds from ESPN — it should be no shock as to who is on top:
- Clemson: 83%
- Alabama: 71%
- Michigan: 41%
- Georgia: 40%
- Oklahoma: 35%
- LSU: 32%
Three other B1G teams were also listed in the predictor, but all were given less than a 10 percent chance of reaching the College Football Playoff:
- Penn State: 8%
- Ohio State: 6%
- Michigan State: 5%
With Shea Patterson returning under center and Jim Harbaugh handing the offense over to Josh Gattis, Michigan has been a popular pick to win the B1G in 2019. The Wolverines have yet to defeat Ohio State or win a conference title under Harbaugh, two trends they’re hoping to snap this fall.
Out in Vegas, Michigan is an early favorite against all 12 opponents it will face in 2019.