GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 11: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Josh Casher #67 of the Alabama Crimson Tide leads the team back to the field before the start of the second half in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game against the Clemson Tigers at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

USA Today writers are calling their shot with College Football Playoff upset of Alabama


The college football experts over at USA Today have made their bowl game picks, and some are going against the grain in forecasting a massive upset in the Playoff.

While all seven staff writers are picking the top-seeded Alabama Crimson Tide to beat fourth-seeded Washington in the semifinals, three of them (writers Nicole Auerbach, Paul Myerberg, and George Schroeder) have No. 2 Clemson exacting revenge on Bama for last season's 45-40 loss in the title game.

It would be Clemson's second national championship since winning the title in 1981. You can see USA Today's staff picks for the entire bowl game schedule here.