ESPN's “ College GameDay ” analysts have made their picks for the College College Football Playoff national championship trophy. The college football season begins at the end of the month. . to the home of the defending national champions and there's no better time. The two semifinals of the College Football Playoff are set to be played Pollack chose Clemson to make it to the national championship game. Nick Saban's juggernaut remains atop college football after its takedown of Florida State. Meanwhile, the Big Ten lands three teams among the nation's top. College GameDay cast previews Atlanta kickoff games, CFP National Championship. The College Football Hall of Fame is set for huge games. College GameDay is a pre-game show broadcast by ESPN as part of the network's coverage of 2 History; 3 Locations. ; #1 Clemson (College Football Playoff National Championship) in Glendale, Arizona, Alabama 45–40.