Michigan has B1G's best odds to win national title
Despite Michigan’s No. 3 ranking in Tuesday’s College Football Playoff opening poll, the Wolverines don’t have the third-best odds to bring home a national title.
No, Jim Harbaugh and company actually have the second-best chance to bring the CFP trophy back to Ann Arbor, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index that was released following the rankings.
Here’s how the four teams stacked up:
How would this 4-tm playoff play out? ESPN’s FPI would give Alabama best chance (43%) to win the National Championship, then Michigan (30%) pic.twitter.com/lYBSD75Cof
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 2, 2016
Not surprisingly, Alabama sits at the top of that list as a 43 percent favorite to win the title and defend its national championship crown.
The Crimson Tide travel to Baton Rouge for a marquee match-up with LSU. Michigan will stay in Ann Arbor to take on Maryland.