Sports analytics from Laura Albert's team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering

College Football Playoff forecast: November 5, 2017

Top teams forecasted to make the College Football Playoff based on a simulation of the remaining season and conference championship games:

1 Georgia
2 Alabama
3 Notre Dame
4 Wisconsin (woo hoo!)
5 Clemson
6 Michigan St
7 Miami FL
8 Washington
9 Ohio St
10 Penn St

Things are looking good for Wisconsin! Ohio State and Penn State have a small chance for making the playoff, but Penn St is eliminated for all practical purposes. It looks like the Big 12 and the Pac 10 could be left out of the playoff.