Ohio State or LSU more deserving for No. 1 ranking? College GameDay crew debates
A lot of questions surrounding the College Football Playoff will be decided with Championship Weekend, but ESPN’s College GameDay crew took time to dissect the battle for the No. 1 seed Saturday morning.
Obviously, the final rankings could see a shakeup following the results in the Power 5 conference title games. No. 5 Utah has already lost the Pac-12 title to Oregon on Friday night, eliminating the Utes from a potential push into the top four.
When the debate came to the No. 1 seed, David Pollack admitted he is okay with Ohio State in the top spot because of their consistency:
“I am. I’m okay with it because Ohio State’s a complete team, dominance in all phases of the game,” said Pollack. “Even last week, I think Michigan has been one of the hottest teams in the country, and they dominated the game…I’ve said this a lot: one has Chase Young, one doesn’t. The defense for Ohio State has been consistent all year long. And the offense, by the way, can score the ball.”
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Lee Corso also gave Ohio State his vote as the best team he saw in person this season:
“Simply put, Ohio State is the best football team I saw in person from the sideline. The best football team I saw in person was Ohio State,” explained Corso.
Kirk Herbstreit also sees Ohio State as the more consistent team in all phases, citing LSU’s defense as a reason for the Buckeyes at the top:
“They’ve been by far the most consistent team on both sides of the ball,” said Herbstreit.
Desmond Howard was the one analyst that went for LSU at the top spot. He cited LSU’s tougher schedule throughout the season as his reasoning:
“I like that LSU played a tougher schedule and won all those games,” said Howard.
Will Ohio State hold on to the top seed for the Playoff? We’ll find out on Sunday.