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ESPN Predicts What'll Happen If Alabama Loses On Saturday

Nick Saban reacting during an Alabama game.

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 03: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on in the second half against the Florida Gators during the SEC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on December 3, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

We're just two hours away from the reveal of the College Football Playoff rankings. After a busy Rivalry Weekend and several significant upsets, fans from around the country are waiting to see if the committee likes their teams enough to have a shot at the playoff this season.

With Michigan's loss to Ohio State, the Wolverines will fall out of the top four. Meanwhile, Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame all won this weekend which means they're in for now.

It all comes down to championship weekend as the conference title games are played. Who will get in after the title games are played this weekend? ESPN's computer model, FiveThirtyEight, ran several projections - including a loss from Alabama.

Here's what will happen if Alabama loses to Georgia and Clemson, Oklahoma and Ohio State all win.

Clemson, Oklahoma and Ohio State win; Alabama loses.

Chances of happening: 19 percent
Likely playoff field: Clemson (>99 percent), Georgia (98), Ohio State (66), Oklahoma (62)
Others: Notre Dame (60 percent), Alabama (13)

In this scenario Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State and Oklahoma would make the College Football Playoff. Meanwhile, an undefeated Notre Dame program would be sitting at home wondering what happened.

It's difficult to imagine Alabama going from the No. 1 team all season to out of the playoff with a loss, but it's possible.

That's why they play the games. Stay tuned.