Updated look at the Oklahoma Sooners chances to make the College Football Playoff

Just keep winning. That should be enough for the Oklahoma Sooners to get into the College Football Playoff if they’re able to go undefeated. At the same time, a look at the college football landscape presents a crowded picture at the top of the USA TODAY Coaches poll.

Each of the Power Five is represented in the to seven in the latest rankings, with two teams each from the SEC and the Big Ten. While the Big Ten east’s schedule could prevent one or both Michigan and Ohio State from making the playoff, the way things look right now in the SEC is we’re on course for both Alabama and Georgia to make return trips to the CFP.

Clemson is in a position to return to the playoff, as is Oklahoma. Sitting at No. 7 in the coaches’ poll is USC. The Trojans, like the Sooners and Tigers, still have a lot to prove as the schedule plays out.

It will be an interesting race to finish in the top four, but with conference play about to kick off in earnest, the gridiron will help provide some clarity into the race.

Here’s a look at who has the best shot at making the College Football Playoff according to ESPN’s playoff predictor through three weeks.

Georgia Bulldogs (3-0)

Sep 17, 2022; Columbia, South Carolina, USA; Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) and Georgia Bulldogs tight end Oscar Delp (4) celebrate a touchdown run by Bennett against the South Carolina Gamecocks in the second half at Williams-Brice Stadium. Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

Chances to make the playoffs: 80%

Not sure how it’s possible, but the Georgia Bulldogs look even better than they did last year. Their pounding of South Carolina is the latest evidence that their defense didn’t experience any sort of drop-off. The surprise is how good Stetson Bennett and the Bulldogs’ offense is performing, averaging 43.3 points per game.

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