ESPN: Clemson jumps Georgia, Ohio State in Playoff chances


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ESPN: Clemson jumps Georgia, Ohio State in Playoff chances

We are four full weeks into the season and some College Football Playoff contenders are starting to emerge.

ESPN’s Playoff Predictor bumped Clemson’s chances up 12 percent after grabbing a road win at Georgia Tech Saturday, jumping Ohio State and Georgia to the second-best odds (62) behind Alabama (81).

In terms of movement this week, Notre Dame’s path to the CFP received the biggest boost after pulling away at Wake Forest - not currently in the projected top-four but given a 21 percent improved chance after week four (35 percent). They host a top-10 matchup with Stanford next week (7:30 p.m. NBC).

Outside of the metrics, ESPN’s Playoff pick panel favors Clemson as a projected No. 2 seed meeting Georgia or Ohio State. Mark Schlabach stuck with a Alabama-Clemson semifinal rematch in the 1-4 game.

ESPN FPI projects Clemson with the second-best final record with a 31.9 percent chance of winning out (second-best) and a 69.7 percent chance of winning a conference (best odds in CFB). They see Clemson's toughest remaining regular-season game being at Boston College on Nov. 10 (81.8 win projection).

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