ESPN picks: Experts see huge years for Clemson and FSU

Will there be an Alabama-Clemson title rematch? (1:52)

David Pollack, Paul Finebaum and Joey Galloway analyze the likelihood of an Alabama-Clemson rematch in the national championship game, after the teams were ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. (1:52)

Can Alabama repeat as the College Football Playoff champion? Or will another SEC team edge out the Tide and win the CFP?

Our ESPN blue-ribbon panel of 36 experts is predicting neither. In fact, a whopping 26 see an ACC team -- 21 vote Clemson, and five vote Florida State -- ending the year as national champion.

Here's how they voted on the CFP and each conference winner.