Kirk Herbstreit is one of the biggest voices in college football. After the first CFB Playoff Rankings were released on Tuesday, Herbstreit was one of the first people to weigh in. He gave a very blunt response when he was asked about Ohio State at number one.
Kirk Herbstreit On Ohio State At #1 In CFB Playoff Rankings
Rece Davis asked Herbstreit if the Buckeyes are the best team right now. “I don’t think so,” Herbstreit said. “Not right now.” Remember, Herbstreit is an alumnus of the university and he didn’t hesitate to say that he thought the rankings were incorrect. The Buckeyes do have two impressive victories on their resume with wins against Notre Dame and Penn State. However, they didn’t look great in either victory and have had problems against inferior teams. Other analysts on the show also disagreed with the rankings with every single one picking a different team at number one.
Don’t Read Too Much Into The First Rankings
Everyone will spend the day overreacting to the first rankings but ultimately, these mean nothing. If you go back and look at the first rankings each year, there are some teams that begin in the top four and then freefall by the end of the season. Last season, Tennessee debuted at number one and they ended the season with two losses. Still, it is interesting to see Ohio State at number one when Michigan has dominated every opponent, Florida State has looked amazing, and Georgia is still on a huge winning streak.
Herbstreit isn’t a believer in the Buckeyes yet. There is a lot of season left but I would expect a lot of movement in the rankings over the next month.