Many experts out there say the SEC is down, but ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit listed both LSU and Alabama in his College Football Playoff field.
“Would you want to play Alabama right now?” Herbstreit said Saturday night on ESPN. “They’re really starting to come together in every aspect for Nick Saban.”
Herbstreit’s picks are below:
- Baylor (6-0, 3-0 Big 12)
- Ohio State (7-0, 3-0 Big Ten)
- Alabama (6-1, 3-1 SEC)
- LSU (6-0, 4-0 SEC)
Next 2: Clemson (6-0, 3-0 ACC) and TCU (7-0, 4-0)
Herbstreit’s picks would pit Alabama against Ohio State in one national semifinal, a rematch of last year’s 42-35 Buckeyes’ win. It would also potentially allow Alabama and LSU to meet up in the national championship game.
Needless to say, everyone is likely counting down the days until the Crimson Tide and Tigers collide in Tuscaloosa on Nov. 7.