Ohio State's playoff chances drop according to ESPN Playoff Predictor after Week 3

It sure looks like Ohio State is a team that’s starting to hit its stride right as the Big Ten season gets ready to get going full force.

After a perceived slow start offensively, quarterback C.J. Stroud and the offense are now cooking with scarlet and gray gas after a few weeks under their belt.

Ohio State sits at 3-0 with the Wisconsin Badgers coming to town this weekend, and as long as the Buckeyes win out, you can bet that they’ll be in the College Football Playoff. Lose though, and all bets are off.

At that point, it’s not just what OSU does, but the rest of the country as well.

To try and figure it all out, ESPN likes to flaunt its Allstate Playoff Predictor and updates the odds of college football teams making the CFP after each week’s set of games.

The Buckeyes were hovering around an 80% chance of making the playoffs from the preseason through last week’s game against Toledo, but now their chances have dropped.

Here is a list of the top 13 teams with at least a 2% chance of making the College Football Playoff, with the new percentage of OSU getting in.

You can play around with different scenarios like winning out, having one-loss and still winning the conference and more for all the teams if you’d like by visiting ESPN and selecting the team you’d like to play around with.

Washington Huskies (3-0) ESPN’s chances of making the CFP 3% Last Week Less than 2% (not available)

Utah Utes (2-1) ESPN’s chances of making the CFP 3% Last Week 5% (down by 2%)

Tennessee Volunteers (3-0) ESPN’s chances of making the CFP 13% Last Week 11% (up by 2%)

Ole Miss Rebels (3-0) ESPN’s chances of making the CFP 13% Last Week Less than 2% (unavailable)

Penn State Nittany Lions (3-0) ESPN’s chances of making the CFP 15% Last Week 6% (up by 9%)

Texas Longhorns (2-1) ESPN’s chances of making the CFP 16% Last Week 19% (down by 3%)

Oklahoma Sooners (3-0) ESPN’s chances of making the CFP 18% Last Week 5% (up by 13%)

USC Trojans (3-0) ESPN’s chances of making the CFP 20% Last Week 20% (no change)

Michigan Wolverines (3-0) ESPN’s chances of making the CFP 31% Last Week 25% (up by 6%)

Clemson Tigers (3-0) ESPN’s chances of making the CFP 36% Last Week 45% (down by 9%)

Ohio State Buckeyes (3-0) ESPN’s chances of making the CFP 67% Last Week 80% (down by 13%)

Alabama Crimson Tide (3-0) ESPN’s chances of making the CFP 76% Last Week 84% (down by 8%)

Georgia Bulldogs (3-0) ESPN’s chances of making the CFP 80% Last Week 70% (up by 10%)

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