Former ESPN analyst has one major upset in his College Football Playoff predictions Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 09: Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers takes a snap during the first half against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

It’s never too early to start making bowl projections.

Former ESPN college football reporter and analyst Brett McMurphy shared his postseason predictions on Thursday via Facebook, as he does weekly throughout the season.

This week, McMurphy has taken Auburn and Ohio State out of the playoff field and inserted Alabama and Clemson back in. He also has the Big Ten excluded from the CFP as a whole.

Here’s how McMurphy sees the CFP playing out as of now:

College Football Playoff
Jan. 8
Championship-Clemson vs. Washington

Jan. 1
Rose-Clemson (No. 2) vs. Oklahoma State (No. 3)
Sugar-Alabama (No. 1) vs. Washington (No. 4)

After Auburn and Ohio State lost last week, McMurphy would have been hard pressed to keep them in his predictions. However, calling for the 4-seed Huskies to beat Alabama is a pretty gutsy move. To also keep out Oklahoma after a stellar performance against Ohio State is pretty crazy.

Jason has contributed to numerous websites in the past covering a wide range of sports including SEC football for the past four seasons. He began his journalism career as a student journalist at the University of Tennessee where he covered the Vols for the student radio station and newspaper. Here’s ...Read more
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