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

NCAA Football forecasts: October 29, 2018

Below are the teams forecasted to make the College Football Playoff based on a simulation of the remaining season and conference championship games. These are different than the rankings (see this week’s NCAA football rankings), since this list takes the remaining football season into account, including possible conference championship games. The remaining games are important for understanding possible playoff scenarios.

  1. Clemson
  2. Notre Dame
  3. Michigan
  4. LSU
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Alabama
  7. Ohio St
  8. Georgia
  9. Kentucky
  10. Texas
  11. Iowa
  12. West Virginia