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ESPN Analyst Updates His College Football Playoff Prediction

The College GameDay crew on set in New York City.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Chris Fowler are 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 is underway, and that means it's time to look at early predictions for the College Football Playoff. Familiar faces should find themselves in the hunt for the national championship.

Most predictions have Alabama and Clemson facing off for the national title this upcoming season. With Tua Tagovailoa and Trevor Lawrence poised for big seasons, it's very possible they lead their teams to the Playoff.

ESPN analyst Mark Schlabach is also on board with the idea that Alabama and Clemson are back in the postseason. He released his full predictions for the season in his latest work, which features win-loss predictions for every major program.

Schlabach has Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Oklahoma making the Playoff.

The reason he has the Sooners getting back to the postseason is because of Jalen Hurts. Losing Kyler Murray would be a huge loss for most teams, but the program is fortunate to have the former Alabama star replace him.

In this scenario it would have Notre Dame missing out on the Playoff. The Fighting Irish have a tough schedule to get through this season.

Other programs with playoff-contending records from Schlabach's predictions are Ohio State, LSU, Texas and Washington.

Do you agree with Schlabach's prediction that Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Oklahoma will make the Playoff?