After the absolute chaos Saturday brought, everyone’s top four teams have changed with the exception of Alabama being at the top. That has some speculating whether Michigan still deserved to be in the top four or if the Ohio State Buckeyes should leap frog them.
Paul Finebaum is one of the guys in that camp and even went so far as to say it’s a no-brainer. “I would go with Ohio State next (after Alabama). Some are shaking their head but I think they’re the obvious choice. Then it really gets interesting,” Finebaum said.
He did say that there are “complications” with the pick as Ohio State would need Penn State to lose again just to win the division despite playing like the best team in the Big Ten. “So lets say, in my mind, Ohio State beats Michigan. Even if Penn State goes to the Big Ten championship, I would put Ohio State in,” said Finebaum.
Keeping the Buckeyes so high is a bit of a conundrum, but he is right in saying that they have been playing much better in the last few weeks so it will come down to the committee seeing it his way if he wants to be proven right. However, Alabama hasn’t been challenged except by LSU and even that was a 10-0 shutout. He’ll have to do a lot more convincing to have people believe OSU can be a challenger to the Crimson Tide.
[h/t SEC Country]