College Football Playoff picks after Week 4

by Ricardo Gutierrez - Find out who our reporters pick after Week 4 for the College Football Playoff.

1:00 AM ET ESPN staff Next week the college football calendar flips to October -- meaning roughly a third of the season has been played, but even less has been settled. 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 Georgia (4-0) 15/15 Alabama (4-0) 15/15 Ohio State (4-0) 15/15 Clemson (4-0) 6/15 USC (4-0) 5/15 Michigan (4-0) 1/15 Tennessee (4-0) 1/15 Washington (3-0) 1/15 Oregon (3-1) 1/15 Georgia , Alabama and Ohio State had already separated themselves -- unanimous selections all four weeks -- but several teams are contending for the fourth spot. USC and Clemson have emerged as the leaders among that group. The Trojans struggled for most of Saturday's game at Oregon State , trailing for the first time this season. USC didn't take its first lead until early in the fourth quarter and it took a Caleb Williams touchdown pass to Jordan Addison with 1:13 to give them the final margin. Clemson outlasted a Wake Forest -record six touchdown passes from Sam Hartman to beat the Demon Deacons in double overtime and continues to be a factor for the playoff. Tennessee earned its first playoff consideration of the season following a 38-33 win over Florida . The Vols are off to their first 4-0 start since 2016, also the last time they defated the Gators. Ranked No. 4 in the Associated Press poll, Michigan has not yet convinced ESPN's voters of their legitimacy. The Woverines' first three opponents have zero FBS wins to this point and Michigan had its hands full at home against previously-unbeaten Maryland on Saturday. With all that in mind, here's how ESPN's college football reporters see the current playoff picture. Andrea Adelson: 1. Georgia 2. Alabama 3. Ohio State 4. Clemson Blake Baumgartner: 1. Georgia 2. Alabama 3. Ohio State 4. Clemson Kyle Bonagura: 1. Georgia 2. Alabama 3. Ohio State 4. Clemson Bill Connelly: 1. Georgia 2. Ohio State 3. Alabama 4. Michigan Heather Dinich: 1. Ohio State 2. Georgia 3. Alabama 4. USC David Hale: 1. Georgia 2. Ohio State 3. Alabama 4. Washington Harry Lyles Jr.: 1. Georgia 2. Alabama 3. Ohio State 4. USC Chris Low: 1. Georgia 2. Alabama 3. Ohio State 4. Tennessee Ryan McGee: 1. Georgia 2. Alabama 3. Ohio State 4. Oregon Adam Rittenberg: 1. Georgia 2. Ohio State 3. Alabama 4. Clemson Alex Scarborough: 1. Georgia 2. Ohio State 3. Alabama 4. USC Mark Schlabach: 1. Georgia 2. Alabama 3. Ohio State 4. Clemson Paolo Uggetti: 1. Georgia 2. Alabama 3. Ohio State 4. USC Tom VanHaaren: 1. Georgia 2. Ohio State 3. Alabama 4. USC Dave Wilson: 1. Georgia 2. Alabama 3. Ohio State 4. Clemson