The Allstate Playoff Predictor was already really high on both Clemson and LSU heading into Week 2, with the best and third-best odds, respectively, of making the College Football Playoff.
But with both teams earning big wins in Week 2, those odds just got a little bit stronger. Clemson continues to lead the way with an almost-unheard-of 83% chance of making the playoff, and a 33% chance of winning it all.
LSU, meanwhile, is up to a 54% chance of making the top four and 14% chance of winning the title. It may be early, but we can probably already start looking ahead to the Nov. 9 showdown between the Tigers and Alabama, which will go a long way toward determining the actual playoff participants. The Crimson Tide currently sit at No. 2 in the Allstate Playoff Predictor odds, at 73% to make the top four and 31% to win it all.
Speaking of big games, get ready for Notre Dame traveling to Georgia in Week 4. Those teams are currently Nos. 4 and 5, respectively, in playoff odds. The Fighting Irish check in at 33% to make the playoff, while the Bulldogs at 31%.
The biggest move here is in the Big Ten, where Ohio State, off a dominant win over Cincinnati, shoots up to 19% odds, while Michigan tumbles from 20% to 3%.
While Week 3 doesn’t have as many games that on paper should shake up the playoff chase quite as much, that’s usually when something unexpected happens.