What are Clemson's chances to make CFB Playoff with a loss to UNC?


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Media pundits across the nation are already calling for an upset watch of #10 North Carolina over #1 Clemson at the ACC Championship game on Saturday night.

So if Clemson hypothetically loses, can they still advance to the College Football Playoff?

The answer is a YES.

Four teams would be vying for the #4 seed with Alabama winning and Clemson losing to the Tarheels - Stanford, Ohio State, North Carolina and Clemson.

If Clemson loses this weekend, the Tigers still have a 42% chance to make the college football playoff according to FiveThirtyEight.com's 20,000 simulations of their playoff models.

In this above scenario, Alabama would be in with 99% odds, Oklahoma is in with 99% odds, Michigan State is in with a win over Iowa with 61% odds and Clemson with a UNC loss is next with 42% odds. Other odds are Iowa at 40%, North Carolina at 28%, Stanford at 17% and Ohio State with 14% odds to make the college football playoff.

The Clemson football team won't have to worry about sliding in as a #4 seed in the college football playoff if they handle their business this weekend.

Here are some extra odds from fivethirtyeight.com for this weekend:

Both Alabama and Clemson win (42% chance)
Alabama wins, but Clemson loses (32% chance)
Alabama loses, but Clemson wins (15% chance)
Both Alabama and Clemson lose (11% chance)

Vegas odds on hypothetical CFB Playoff games:

#1 Clemson (-8) vs #4 Iowa
#2 Alabama (-3) vs #3 Oklahoma



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FB Update: What are Clemson's chances to make CFB Playoff with a loss to UNC?
TigerNet News
hmmmm seems irrelevant***
SimpsonClemson®
Good call...+1.***
SOLOS®
What are Clemson's chances to make CFB Playoff
tigersincepell®
Why the h3ll is everyone obsessed with losing...
7173TIGER®
Re: FB Update: What are Clemson's chances to make CFB Playoff with a loss to UNC?
truetiger1998
If The Inbred Bamers Lose And CU Looked Good Maybe***
morbidtiger®
We better play like theres no chance!
NorthAlabamaTiger
That's the ticket...
7173TIGER®
2011 Bama dropped from #2 to #4 and played in the BCS NCG
WolfMan2
2003, OU lost Big12 35-7 against KState, but played LSU
WolfMan2
Re: 2003, OU lost Big12 35-7 against KState, but played LSU
jimbo68
I do, I was just pointing this out. I think this new system
WolfMan2
That was the BCS, the CFPC is totally different.
longtallsam®
I though you banned yorktiger and...
ClemsonTiger1988®
+1...***
SOLOS®
Listen...
Prime T. Tiger
Everyone keeps saying that, but you are forgetting one thing
creekman
I think it's silly to make that potential loss count more
CUgrad2011
Certainly isn't fair that we would be left out with 1 loss
longtallsam®
Question...does an Atlantic Div Championship constitute
Tiger4lif3®
STOP with the negative talk...
7173TIGER®
Re: STOP with the negative talk...
Noonan®
Here is my take on Playoff Prospects (via Sidelines)
espnfan8123®
Just win the #### game!***
Tim317
zero, winning the conference should be a requirement***
Neal in NC®
Not ready to go there
TigerzzRoar®
Re: FB Update: What are Clemson's chances to make CFB Playoff with a loss to UNC?***
I bleed orange
Re: FB Update: What are Clemson's chances to make CFB Playoff with a loss to UNC?***
I bleed orange
Re: FB Update: What are Clemson's chances to make CFB Playoff with a loss to UNC?***
I bleed orange
Re: FB Update: What are Clemson's chances to make CFB Playoff with a loss to UNC?
I bleed orange
Lose? Ain't happening!***
CUallen2275
You are kidding....the football pundits are circling the ..
kodibuddy
playoffs?! Playoffs?!
tlever
Re: playoffs?! Playoffs?!
NCCU
Re: FB Update: What are Clemson's chances to make CFB Playoff with a loss to UNC?
cugrad80
Re: FB Update: What are Clemson's chances to make CFB Playoff with a loss to UNC?
Cletiger10
I is worried,
ArchieOCampbell
The Null Set***
clempsun
ESPiN would love the Tigers to go into the game thinking
TigerzzRoar®

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