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Sports Illustrated Experts Release New National Title Predictions

A general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers.

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 09: A general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

The first College Football Playoff rankings come out in less than two weeks. Already, the field is starting to shape up.

Right now, Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Ohio State have the inside track at the four playoff spots. All four are currently undefeated.

However, things can change quickly with so much football left to be played. All four of these teams have challenging games left in the regular season, and three of them could have to play in their conference title games.

With a chance to redo their preseason picks, Sports Illustrated's panel of experts released their updated national title and New Year's Six bowl predictions. You can check them out below.

As you can see, all seven analysts picked Alabama to win it all, which isn't exactly going out on a limb. Four think the Crimson Tide will beat Clemson in the title game, while three think they will top Ohio State.

Sports Illustrated playoff picks.

You can check out all of the SI predictions here.

The first CFP rankings for the 2018 season will be unveiled on October 30 at 7:10 p.m. ET.