In the mind of ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit, college football is a two-horse race at the moment. And it’s not hard to figure out which two teams the analyst loves at the end of Week 5.
“Absolutely,” said Herbstreit when Scott Van Pelt said on SportsCenter that it looks like we are headed for Alabama-Clemson part three. “As we sit here right now, I think there’s Alabama, and there’s Clemson.”
Herbstreit mentioned Georgia, Penn State and TCU as possible contenders that could upset the three-peat national championship matchup, but he made it pretty clear there’s a sizable gap between those teams and the last two national title winners.
Clemson has the most impressive resume through the first five weeks, having beaten three Top 15 teams, two of which on the road. And none of those games were really all that close.
But Alabama has absolutely rolled through the teams on its schedule too, beating Vanderbilt and Ole Miss the last two weeks by a combined score of 125-3. In Week 1, the Crimson Tide knocked off the preseason ACC favorite, the Florida State Seminoles, 24-7.
Clemson and Alabama still have potential tests against Florida State, Auburn and others, plus they will need to win their conference championship games, but as the calendar switches to October, there’s very little reason to doubt either team.
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