The Barber's Chair College Football playoff predictions

 Credit: Scout.com

Credit: Scout.com

No more debate over conference champs being left out. No more debate over a 1-loss Wisconsin with a horrendous SOS. No more crying for an eight-team playoff, for the next eight days.

It's New Years Day, and the College Football Playoff is back where it belongs - in Pasadena and New Orleans. Watching Rose and Sugar Bowl football on New Years Day is as American as that time R. Kelly flipped the national anthem into a stepper's set. Pour me some cognac and fire up your grill from your 24th story balcony. Subzero temps be damned!

This year's slate is shaping up to be the best in the series thus far. Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield looks to prove his NFL doubters wrong as he leads the Oklahoma Sooners into the Rose Bowl against draft hopeful Nick Chubb and the Georgia Bulldogs, champions of the SEC for the first time in over a decade. On one sideline, Good Ol' JR. On the other... UGA!!!!!

In the nightcap, it's Bama-Clemson III. Nick Saban and Dabo Sweeney have split the last two battles in the natty. This one's for the right to go to the title game, but it will be just as electric as their past encounters.

So who goes to Atlanta next Monday for the National Championship? and who takes it all home? I asked the team to give their picks:


Scott Lewis: Oklahoma over Georgia, Clemson over Alabama. National champion: Oklahoma

Joe Lewis: Oklahoma over Georgia, Clemson over Alabama. National champion: Oklahoma

Rob Christie: Oklahoma over Georgia, Clemson over Alabama. National champion: Oklahoma

Chris Novak: Georgia over Oklahoma, Clemson over Alabama. National champion: Georgia

James Teague: Georgia over Oklahoma, Alabama over Clemson. National champion: Alabama

Harjan Padda: Oklahoma over Georgia, Clemson over Alabama. National champion: Clemson

Daniel Beltz: Georgia over Oklahoma, Clemson over Alabama. National champion: Clemson

Smoove Friday: Oklahoma over Georgia, Alabama over Clemson. National champion: Alabama

Eyeless: Oklahoma over Georgia, Alabama over Clemson. National champion: Oklahoma

Omar Cook: Oklahoma over Georgia, Alabama over Clemson. National champion: Alabama

Dante Miles: Georgia over Oklahoma, Alabama over Clemson. National champion: Alabama

Alec Lifschultz: Oklahoma over Georgia, Alabama over Clemson. National champion: Oklahoma