Kirk Herbstreit had takes to share about the latest College Football Playoff rankings.
On Tuesday, the second College Football Playoff rankings were released. Once more, the SEC stood tall with two teams on top. Georgia held on to the No. 1 spot, and Alabama came in at No. 2.
As part of the show, Herbstreit shared a number of opinions about Alabama, Georgia and the College Football Playoff rankings as a whole. Check out some of his notable takes.
— Before the rankings were released, he said he was most interested in seeing how the College Football Playoff committee would handle Wisconsin and Miami.
— He said “this isn’t Little League where everyone gets a trophy.” He said the best teams should be in. He said Wisconsin shouldn’t be rewarded just for being undefeated.
— He said he wants to see if Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm can go into Jordan-Hare Stadium and lead the Bulldogs to victory against Auburn on Saturday. He added that we haven’t seen Fromm tested in a big way yet. He said it’s “nothing personal,” abut he has a big concern with Georgia as the nation’s top team.
— He said Minkah Fitzpatrick and Rashaan Evans are key for Alabama’s future. If either defenders aren’t 100 percent, “that’s a whole different animal” for Alabama’s defense, Herbstreit said. He said those two players must stay healthy for the Crimson Tide to make a run late in the season.
— He said the committee is “splitting hairs” between Georgia and Alabama. He said the committee is giving Georgia a lot of credit for beating Notre Dame. But he said more respect should be given to Alabama for beating Florida State in the season opener. He said that Seminoles team was good, unlike the current version.
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