Who will make the college football playoff?

The Allstate Playoff Predictor breaks down which teams have the best chance to make this season's College Football Playoff.

12/01/2021

Championship Week is here.

And that means the remaining College Football Playoff contenders (except Notre Dame) have one more chance to impress the committee by securing an all-important conference title.

Since the playoff began in 2014, 24 of the 28 playoff participants have been conference champions. And while Georgia enters the SEC title game as a near-lock to make it regardless of result, all of the other contenders are facing must-win stakes.

So who will make it this year? Make your picks below and see what the Allstate Playoff Predictor says.

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CHOOSE SIX CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS

Pick the teams you believe will win the SEC, Big 12, American, ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12 championship games. Each team's percentage chance to win the game is in black, while its chance to make the playoff is in gray.

Win %
Matchup
(CFP chances)
Win %
34
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66
36
vs
64
83
vs
17
24
vs
76
39
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61
62
vs
38

Potential Chaos Points

If we've learned anything from the 2021 season, it's to expect chaos.

So where could it come from this weekend?

Well, what if Alabama takes down seemingly invincible Georgia? That would mean two SEC teams make the playoff and someone else is going to go home unhappy.

Is there a scenario where the committee leaves out an undefeated Cincinnati? What if Cincinnati narrowly beats Houston, while Oklahoma State dominates Baylor for its second consecutive top-10 win?

And no one is rooting for chaos more than independent Notre Dame. The Irish are riding a seven-game winning streak, but are home this weekend. A few upsets could have the Irish back in the playoff.


Your Final Results

Of course, it's the committee decision which teams feel vindicated and which will inevitably call foul, but this is what Playoff Predictor says the top six could look like if you chose correctly.

Team % Playoff Chances

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Editing by Matt Eisenberg

Produced by ESPN Creative Studio: Heather Donahue, Jarret Gabel, Alecia Hamm, Lori Higginbotham and Sarah Pezzullo.

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