ESPN Gives Alabama An 86.8% Chance Of Making The Playoff

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ESPN is very confident that Alabama will be playing in the College Football Playoff.

As of this moment, the network’s FPI gives the Crimson Tide a staggering 86.8% chance of making the playoff. Clemson is second at 75.3%, Ohio State is third at 74.7% and Wisconsin is fourth at 47%. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

No other team comes even close to the top four.

As much as it pains me to say because I don’t want to shower Alabama with more praise, but I don’t see them losing a single game against an SEC team.

The gap between the Crimson Tide and the rest of the conference is borderline unbelievable. The only team that had a realistic chance was Georgia, and Alabama still won by multiple scores.


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Nick Saban finds himself coaching one of the best teams that he’s ever had, and that’s just a terrifying fact to think about.

The only two teams in all of America most people even think can stick with the Crimson Tide and beat them are Clemson and Ohio State.

Outside of the Tigers and OSU, Alabama would be huge favorites against every other team in the USA.


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We might as well just reserve a spot in the playoff for Alabama right now. They’re absolutely not losing before then.