Only one team from ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit’s College Football Playoff prediction was in action this past weekend, so Herbstreit’s top four remained the same with LSU as the SEC’s representative in the playoff field.
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 (8-0, 5-0 ACC)
Next two:TCU (8-0, 5-0 Big 12) and Alabama (7-1, 4-1 SEC)
Herbstreit’s picks come as no surprise, and this week will really shake things up. All eyes are on Saturday’s showdown between LSU and Alabama, but Clemson also hosts Florida State. It will also be telling to see how Baylor’s offense does without quarterback Seth Russell, who is out for the remainder of the season with a neck injury.
We’ll see how Herbstreit’s selection stacks up when the first College Football Playoff committee rankings come out Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.