It may be a while until the 2017-18 version of the College Football Playoff, but it’s never too early for a prediction.

FOX Sports announcer Tim Brando took a shot with his prediction on Thursday, and one of the teams involved may be a surprise. Brando has the usual suspects at the top: USC, Ohio State, and Alabama. Where the surprise comes in is at No. 4, where Brando would have presumptive Big 12 champ Oklahoma State.

Brando names Auburn has his sleeper for the Playoff.

Obviously missing here is ACC favorite Florida State. In fact, there is no ACC representative in Brando’s version of the Playoff, and if that were to happen this season, it would be the first time that the ACC was left out; Florida State was a participant in the Playoff’s first season, and Clemson has been in the last two Playoffs, winning the national title last season.

Do you agree with Brando’s predictions?

FOX Sports announcer names his Top 4 for the College Football Playoff Elsa/Getty Images
Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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