David Pollack: Penn State isn't one of the 10 best teams in the country
Penn State is the surprise of the college football season.
After a 2-2 start, the Lions are riding a six-game winning streak and looking at favorable odds to represent the B1G East in Indianapolis. When the College Football Playoff rankings come out on Tuesday night, nobody would be surprised if the Lions were in the top eight or nine.
But not everyone is a believer.
ESPN’s David Pollack isn’t buying Penn State. He explained why on “The Dan Patrick Show.”
“I don’t think Penn State is a top-10 team. I think they have serious holes on the offensive line. You saw that Indiana turned the ball over four times in the first half of that game, otherwise they probably win,” Pollack said. “But Penn State is going to be in the equation.”
Pollack did say that he felt the Lions would win their final two games, but he questioned how good they were if they got trounced at Michigan.
What Pollack dismissed was that during Penn State’s winning streak, it’s been a far-healthier team. The Lions were fortunate to get some bounces on Saturday, but they also were without three starting offensive linemen. And when they got blown out in Ann Arbor, the Lions had walk-on, third-string linebackers playing.
Is Penn State a top-10 team when healthy? The rest of the season will certainly tell us that.