While the season has just wrapped with Clemson talking down Alabama in the national title game, fans have begun to wonder about 2017. And ESPN commentator Kirk Herbstreit has already given his top two national title contenders.
Answering some Twitter questions from fans, Herbstreit listed the Crimson Tide and the Florida State Seminoles as his top teams heading into next season.
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) January 14, 2017
Earlier in the week, Herbstreit put out his early preseason top 5 and went with Florida State at No. 1, Alabama at No. 2, USC at No. 3, Penn State at No. 4 and LSU at No. 5.
Folks asking me for my early, early, early PRESEASON top 5. Have no idea right now. But for fun. NEXT YEAR
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) January 10, 2017
Of course, if Florida State and Alabama do end up playing each other for the national title next January, it will be in Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, where the two teams will have already met in the 2017 season opener on Sept. 2.