FiveThirtyEight CFP Predictor: Oregon Ducks now have 3rd best odds to make playoff

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It seems that popular polling site FiveThirtyEight and the worldwide leader in sports, ESPN, need to sit down and have a meeting. The two don’t seem to agree on the overall odds for certain teams to get into the College Football Playoff.

After their victory over Washington State on Saturday night, FiveThirtyEight now gives the Oregon Ducks a 41% chance to make the CFP, taking into account their game against No. 24 Utah this weekend, and the potential that they will once again face the Utes a few weeks down the road in the Pac-12 Championship game. Oregon’s 41% chance is ranked as the third-highest percentage in the nation, according to FiveThirtyEight, tied with the Ohio State Buckeyes.

ESPN, on the other hand, gives the Ducks just a 5% chance to make the CFP according to their Playoff Predictor, which is the 9th highest odds in the nation.

Regardless of who you choose to side with, none of it will matter unless the Ducks can take care of business this weekend and continue to win down the road as they get closer to December. Unless that happens, none of this matters.

It all starts on Saturday night with Oregon traveling to Salt Lake City to take on the Utes. Kickoff is set for 4:30 PT on ABC.

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