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ESPN analyst David Pollack makes his College Football Playoff predictions

David Pollack
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ESPN college football analyst David Pollack made his predictions for the College Football Playoff on Tuesday night via Twitter. Pollack listed four teams from highest to lowest based on his confidence in them qualifying for the playoff, beginning with Ohio State and followed by Alabama, Stanford and Clemson.

Pollack also noted his exclusion of Florida State, who enters the season as the third ranked team in the coaches poll. He wrote that the Seminoles are talented, but make too many defensive mistakes and that he is much more confident in Clemson’s defense.

His selection of Stanford was the most surprising of the group, as most experts think USC or Washington are the most likely teams to emerge from the Pac-12 for College Football Playoff consideration.

Pollack joined ESPN in 2008 after his NFL career was cut short by injuries. He has become a mainstay of the network’s college football coverage, including hosting “College GameDay” and contributing to numerous live game broadcasts.

During his college career at Georgia, Pollack was a three-time All-American, a three-time first-team All-SEC defensive lineman, a two-time SEC Player of the Year and a winner of the Chuck Bednarik, Lombardi and Ted Hendricks Awards, as well as the Lott Trophy.

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