College football fans around the country rejoiced Saturday morning as ESPN’s “College GameDay” made its long-awaited return in advance of the 2021 season, which gets underway today.

Among the inevitable topics of discussion, in addition to the slate of games scheduled for today, was who would end up in the College Football Playoff and who would claim the national title next January.

Interestingly enough, none of the show’s 4 analysts — David Pollack, Desmond Howard, Lee Corso, and Kirk Herbstreit – picked preseason No. 1 Alabama to repeat as national champion.

For Pollack, he picked Alabama, Oklahoma, Georgia, and Ohio State to advance to the playoff, with Georgia defeating Alabama for the national title.

Howard, meanwhile, selected Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson, and Oklahoma as his 4 playoff teams, and he picked the Sooners to defeat the Crimson Tide in the championship game.

And Howard’s pick resonated with Pollack, a Georgia alumnus, who said, “I’m not going to lie, I thought about doing that because I’m sick and tired of picking the same old same old every year.”

As for longtime fan favorite Corso, he went with Oklahoma, Clemson, Ohio State, and Georgia as his playoff teams, with the Bulldogs ultimately winning the title against Oklahoma.

And finally, Herbstreit had Alabama, Ohio State, Oklahoma, and Clemson as his final 4, with Oklahoma winning the national championship over Alabama.

Said Herbstreit about his pick: “Oklahoma and Lincoln Riley with all these tweaks, every time they get there, they get their doors blown out. They’ve made adjustments to the defense, they beat Alabama in the national championship.”