College Football Playoff picks after Week 1

by Ricardo Gutierrez - Find out who our reporters pick early on for the College Football Playoff.

11:40 PM ET ESPN staff And we're off! The first full week of college football saw a Saturday filled with wild games early and statement performances later . Allstate Playoff Predictor How will Saturday's top games affect the College Football Playoff chase? What are the current odds for the top four? The Allstate Playoff Predictor has the answers. Check back every week as the odds are updated following that week's games. Most Popular Playoff Picks Teams (Record) Votes Alabama (1-0) 13/13 Georgia (1-0) 13/13 Ohio State (1-0) 13/13 Clemson (0-0) 6/13 Notre Dame (0-1) 3/13 Oklahoma (1-0) 2/13 Arkansas (1-0) 1/13 Texas A&M (1-0) 1/13 The sample size is small -- and we're still awaiting the winners of Florida State-LSU (Sunday, 7:30 p.m. ET, ABC ) and Georgia Tech-Clemson (Monday, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN ) this holiday weekend -- but it's never too early to look at the far horizon and what this might mean for the College Football Playoff. Ohio State grinded through a tougher-than-expected win over Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish forced the Buckeyes into more punts than they had in any game last season, but the Buckeyes found their run game in the second half and held on for a victory they can point back at in December. Defending national champion Georgia looked better than ever, defeathering Oregon and the mid-afternoon slate of games. Quarterback Stetson Bennett completed an incredible 80% of his passes before departing in the third quarter. The Pac-12's chances of a playoff berth suffered a blow when Utah came up just short of Florida at The Swamp, but USC -- behind three pick-sixes -- could be a force under new coach Lincoln Riley. Alabama coasted behind five touchdown passes from Bryce Young , the most ever for a Crimson Tide QB in a season opener, while top-10 teams Texas A&M, Michigan, Oklahoma and Baylor cruised to victories. With Week 1 mostly in the books, here's how ESPN's college football reporters see the very early playoff picture. Andrea Adelson: Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State, Notre Dame Blake Baumgartner: Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, Clemson Kyle Bonagura: Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, Clemson Bill Connelly: Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State, Arkansas Heather Dinich: Ohio State, Georgia, Alabama, Notre Dame David Hale: Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, Oklahoma Chris Low: Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, Clemson Harry Lyles: Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson Adam Rittenberg: Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, Clemson Alex Scarbrough: Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, Clemson Paolo Uggetti: Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State, Notre Dame Tom VanHaaren: Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State, Texas A&M Dave Wilson: Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State, Oklahoma