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Kirk Herbstreit Reveals His College Football Playoff Picks For 2019

Kirk Herbstreit on the set of ESPN's College GameDay

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN's College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

The 2019 college football season officially kicks off in just over 24 hours with a contest between Florida and Miami.

While those two battle for in-state supremacy, the rest of the college football world will be getting ready for Week 1 of the season.

Before the action officially kicks off, ESPN's College GameDay analyst Kirk Herbstreit released his annual "Herbie Awards" given out to the nation's top team and talents.

Herbie highlights some of the well-known players, but also sheds light on some of those we might be missing. In the course of the awards, Herbstreit revealed his picks for the College Football Playoff.

Herbie picked Texas to win the Big 12, Alabama to win the SEC, Clemson to win the ACC and Ohio State to win the Big Ten.

In the playoff, he picked Alabama to defeat Texas and Clemson to beat Ohio State, setting up a national title game between Alabama and Clemson - again. He then has the Tide getting revenge for last year's last in the title game.

Herbstreit's pick isn't a revelation, but he is going against the norm by not selecting Clemson. The Tigers stomped the Tide in the title game and Trevor Lawrence is still under center.

The full list of Herbie's can be seen here.