Alabama jumps into Kirk Herbstreit’s College Football Playoff prediction
It was a crazy weekend in college football, and that’s evident in ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit’s latest College Football Playoff prediction. Following the big win against LSU, Alabama has vaulted into Herbstreit’s top four:
- Clemson (9-0, 6-0 ACC)
- Alabama (8-1, 5-1 SEC)
- Ohio State (9-0, 5-0 Big Ten)
- Oklahoma State (9-0, 6-0 Big 12)
The next two teams are Baylor (8-0, 5-0 Big 12) and Notre Dame (8-1).
LSU is on the outside after the loss in Tuscaloosa, but there’s still plenty of time for the Tigers to get back in the mix. You also can’t count out Florida, which could make things really interesting if it runs the table and takes down Alabama in the SEC Championship game.
It was a wacky weekend in college football, and in all likelihood it won’t be the last.
We’ll see how Herbstreit’s selections compare to the College Football Playoff committee rankings that come out Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.