Kirk Herbstreit is one of the more respected college football analysts in the business and when he talks, people usually listen. That is the case when he makes predictions on who will be in the college football playoff throughout the course of the season. There are only four teams that can make it into the playoff and Herbstreit took to Twitter to announce who his top four were following Week 5 action.
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) October 4, 2015
Having Baylor and Oklahoma in the rankings seems a bit weird, but that certainly isn’t to say that the two teams aren’t good enough. They certainly have the potential to be a playoff contender, but having both of them in the rankings over TCU and Michigan State seems a bit strange.
Ohio State and LSU are obvious picks right now and should end up making it into the playoff unless a major surprise occurs.
It is certainly an interesting top-four teams, but it is a solid prediction that adds some intrigue as well. As is the case with anything in sports, there is always going to be disagreements about who the top teams in the nation are. Many would be outraged that Michigan State and TCU were snubbed, but others will agree with Herbstreit.
Obviously it has been a very intriguing season and will continue to be moving forward. Week 5 was a very entertaining week and there are going to be plenty more exciting games throughout the next few weeks. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled to your TV as the college action heats up.
Let us know who would make your college football playoff field if you were making the decision in the comment box below.
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