What are Alabama’s statistical odds of winning the SEC & making CFP? FiveThirtyEight gives insight

The Alabama Crimson Tide are coming off a BYE Week as the No. The No. 3 team in the country, the Alabama Crimson Tide will face LSU at their home this Saturday as the regular season winds down.

Starting the season as the top-ranked team, Alabama seemed like a lock to make the College Football Playoff, which they have only missed once (2019) since its inception in 2014. But, Nick Saban’s loss to Texas A&M dropped the Crimson Tide all the way back to No. 5.

Now Bryce Young helped his team get back to the top-three and into contention for the College Football Playoff.

A small twist is that Alabama will most likely face a familiar foe during the SEC Championship game. It’s No. 1 Georgia. Although the Bulldogs are led by Kirby Smart and have yet to beat Nick Saban, it is something that feels different this year with the Athens team.

FiveThirtyEight, a data firm, reveals the updated statistical likelihood of Alabama making their way back into the top-four to make the playoff and compete for national championship No. 19.

According to the numbers, Nick Saban and Alabama have a 37% chance to win the SEC title, a 52% chance to make the playoff and a 20% chance to win the national championship.

All of the aforementioned statistics improved from their previous findings last week.

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