Last week, ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit listed both LSU and Alabama in his College Football Playoff field. This week, Herbstreit has the Crimson Tide on the outside looking in come January.
Herbstreit’s picks are below:
- Ohio State (8-0, 4-0 Big Ten)
- Baylor (7-0, 4-0 Big 12)
- LSU (7-0, 4-0 SEC)
- Clemson (7-0, 4-0 ACC)
Next two: Alabama (7-1, 4-1 SEC) and TCU (7-0, 4-0)
Herbstreit’s picks are really no surprise, with all four teams easing their way to win on Saturday — although Baylor quarterback Seth Russell did fracture a bone in his neck. Alabama struggled with Tennessee, and TCU had a bye week. If the season did end today and this was the final poll, it would pit LSU against Baylor in one national semifinal — talk about a contrast of styles.
All in all, there’s a lot of football to be played, and things will certainly shake up after that Nov. 7 showdown between the Tigers and the Crimson Tide.