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ESPN Releases Its College Football Playoff Picks After Week 8

Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit of College GameDay have a discussion.

BRISTOL, TN - SEPTEMBER 10: ESPN's Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit on set during College Gameday prior to the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Tennessee Volunteers at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 10, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)

ESPN's college football writers have updated their picks for the College Football Playoff following Week 8 of the 2019 regular season.

Week 8 saw Wisconsin lose a shocking game to Illinois and Michigan's title hopes officially end with a loss at Penn State.

Alabama, meanwhile, has lost quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to an ankle injury. However, the Crimson Tide's quarterback is reportedly already telling teammates he'll be back for the LSU game.

ESPN's college football writers have updated their picks.

Andrea Adelson: 1. LSU; 2. Clemson; 3. Alabama; 4. Ohio State
Edward Aschoff: 1. LSU; 2. Ohio State; 3. Alabama; 4. Clemson
Kyle Bonagura: 1. Alabama; 2. Oklahoma; 3. Ohio State; 4. Clemson
Bill Connelly: 1. Ohio State; 2. Alabama; 3. LSU; 4. Oklahoma
Heather Dinich: 1. LSU; 2. Ohio State; 3. Alabama; 4. Oklahoma
David Hale: 1. Ohio State; 2. Clemson; 3. Alabama; 4. LSU
Sam Khan Jr.: 1. LSU; 2. Ohio State; 3. Alabama; 4. Oklahoma
Chris Low: 1. Ohio State; 2. LSU; 3. Oklahoma; 4. Clemson
Ivan Maisel: 1. Ohio State; 2. Oklahoma; 3. LSU; 4. Alabama
Ryan McGee: 1.LSU; 2. Clemson; 3. Oklahoma; 4. Ohio State
Adam Rittenberg: 1. LSU; 2. Ohio State; 3. Alabama; 4. Oklahoma
Alex Scarborough: 1. LSU; 2. Clemson; 3. Oklahoma; 4. Ohio State
Mark Schlabach: 1. LSU; 2. Ohio State; 3. Alabama; 4. Oklahoma
Tom VanHaaren: 1. Alabama; 2. Ohio State; 3. Oklahoma; 4. LSU

Only five teams are getting love for the College Football Playoff right now. There are still other teams in play, of course, but these five are clearly the favorites heading into the end of the month.

Week 9 will be a big one, with Ohio State hosting Wisconsin and Notre Dame playing Michigan.