ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit talked today about why Ohio State — and not USC — is a serious contender for the College Football Playoff despite playing only five games.
“Ohio State, unlike USC, before the season started, was in the same pool with Clemson and Alabama and probably Georgia before the season started. Not saying that’s fair and unfair,” Herbstreit said on his podcast.
“I’m just saying, with (Ohio State quarterback) Justin Fields and the team they had returning, that’s where they were. So if you go back, they played their first game, pretty sure the (poll) put them at No. 3 when they were 1-0. So this is not a ‘committee.’ This is a consensus of who particularly, specifically Ohio State is. I don’t think that’s the same about USC.”