Like most prognosticators, Mark Schlabach is wrong as much — if not more — than he is right.
But Alabama fans are hoping the ESPN analyst is correct about one second-half prediction: The Crimson Tide will win the National Championship.
Schlabach predicts that ‘Bama will make the Playoff as the No. 4 seed before winning it all.
That’s the spot Ohio State occupied before winning the title last season.
“The Crimson Tide are starting to look a lot like the 2014 Ohio State team, which played better and better every week en route to winning the inaugural College Football Playoff,” Schlabach wrote.
His other three playoff teams? Clemson, Baylor and Ohio State.