Pitt is ACC's best chance at College Playoff

FiveThirtyEight gives the Panthers a 14% chance of making it
 Blacksburg, Virginia, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) celebrates a touchdown
Pittsburgh Panthers quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) celebrates a touchdown Photo credit © Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlantic Coast Conference is in real danger of not having a team in this year’s college football playoffs.

Statistical website FiveThirtyEight says “if the playoffs were held out today, the ACC would be shut out by a country mile.”

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And while at this point there isn’t a good chance of it happening, they say the one team that could save the conference in 2021 is Pitt.

Pitt along with North Carolina State and Wake Forest currently have the best odds in the conference of making the playoffs.

Pitt is at 14 percent, still a ways away from those schools leading the SEC, Big 12, and Big Ten. Only the Pac-12’s Oregon has worse playoff odds in the Power Five with 13 percent.