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Washington State's College Football Playoff chances are ...

THE NUMBER CRUNCHERS at FiveThirtyEight.com are out today with their updated odds on who will be in and who will out of the College Football Playoff ... and the 8-2 Washington State Cougars are closer than you might think.

While FiveThirtyEight gives WSU just a 5 percent chance of being tabbed for the final four, the odds climb all the way to 40 percent if the No. 20-ranked Cougs win out.

That, of course, won’t be easy. They’re underdogs on the road at No. 12 Colorado this Saturday and then they play host to No. 6  Washington on Nov 25. A victory in the Apple Cup would send the Cougs, as North champions, to Santa Clara for the Pac-12 title against the winner of the South.

FiveThirtyEight pegs the Cougs’ chances at winning the conference crown at 25 percent — up from 19 percent a week ago.

To check out the site and plug in your win-loss scenarios and subsequent odds among the various teams, click here.

Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Louisville currently are given best chances of making it to the final four.

NOTABLE NOTE: A little less than two weeks ago, the win out scenario had FiveThirtyEight giving WSU a 45 percent chance of making the national playoff. CLICK HERE

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