As it stands today, FiveThirtyEight or 538, formerly licensed by the NY Times and now owned by ESPN, says Wazzu has only a 2 percent chance to make the 4-team national playoff.
But if Washington State wins its final four regular season games, the crimson chances of inclusion in the CFP soars in 538’s prediction model. The Cougs have a 45 percent chance of making the national playoff if they can run their record to 10-2.
WSU hosts three of its final four games with only a Week 11 road trip remaining: Arizona, Cal, at Colorado, Washington.
So if the Cougs can win out, it basically becomes a coin flip for WSU to be in the national playoff? Not bad for a team that began the season 0-2.
If you’re interested in the methodology used by 538, CLICK HERE. But first things first. Washington State faces Arizona this Saturday (1 pm, Pac-12 Network) and Vegas as of Wednesday afternoon had the Cougs as a 17-point favorite.
But what does 538 say about the WSU-Arizona matchup?
538 gives Washington State an 83 percent chance of winning on Saturday and running its record to 7-2, 6-0 in Pac-12 play.
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