There’s more and more momentum towards having a college football season in fall 2020. A few weeks ago, things were a lot more uncertain, but now it seems as though, in some capacity, football will be back this year.
Because of the increased optimism in having a season, people are beginning to look ahead to the football conversations for the 2020 season. You know, the essential discussions like College Football Playoff odds.
ESPN’s College Football Playoff Predictor recently updated its most-likely four-team combinations for the upcoming season. Believe it or not, the leading combination featured two B1G teams.
The combination of Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Wisconsin is currently the most-likely according to ESPN’s Playoff Predictor. It’s set at a five percent chance of happening, which leads all other combinations by two percent.
Last year, Ohio State and Wisconsin met on the field twice, once in Columbus and once in the B1G Championship Game. The Buckeyes won both contests, claiming a third-straight B1G title and earning a trip to the College Football Playoff. The Badgers played Oregon in the Rose Bowl.
If that combination comes to fruition, it will mark the second time a conference has had two teams reach the College Football Playoff in the same season. In 2017, Georgia and Alabama both earned a spot in the field out of the SEC.
Other notable combinations that included B1G teams are:
- Alabama, Clemson, Oregon, Wisconsin (1 percent)
- Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, Wisconsin (2 percent)
- Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma (3 percent)
- Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Penn State (3 percent)
- Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State (3 percent)