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ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit Has Georgia, Florida State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M In College Football Playoff

While the BCS system certainly did a good job of keeping fans interested for the entire college football season, there is no denying that there is a new level of excitement because of the four-team College Football Playoff. We aren't even completely finished with the first week's slate of games and analysts around the country and already giving us their picks for which teams are looking like favorites to play in the inaugural competition. ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit made it known Sunday who he thinks is in the best position at the moment. He likes Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Florida State and Georgia - in that order.

">@SportsCenter is having me give my weekly top 4 every Saturday Night after our game. It will be VERY FLUID. 1-UGA 2-FSU 3-OU 4-A&M

— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit)

@SportsCenter is having me give my weekly top 4 every Saturday Night after our game. It will be VERY FLUID.
1-UGA
2-FSU
3-OU
4-A&M

— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) August 31, 2014

">August 31, 2014

">@CFBPlayoff according to

@SportsCenter is having me give my weekly top 4 every Saturday Night after our game. It will be VERY FLUID.
1-UGA
2-FSU
3-OU
4-A&M

— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) August 31, 2014

">@KirkHerbstreit » http://t.co/lMDVHygmzxpic.twitter.com/W0lbUyP8QS

— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB)

Projected @CFBPlayoff according to @KirkHerbstreit » http://t.co/lMDVHygmzxpic.twitter.com/W0lbUyP8QS

— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) August 31, 2014

">August 31, 2014

Oklahoma and Florida State, which had to fend off the Sooners' biggest in-state rival Saturday night, were both considered title favorites before the season began. Texas A&M's offensive explosion against South Carolina took the Aggies from an afterthought to one of the most talked-about teams in the country. Georgia's impressive win over Clemson, which featured a monster performance from running back Todd Gurley, was apparently enough for Herbstreit to give the Dawgs the top spot.

Could this foursome actually happen? Sure. Oklahoma would have to win the Big 12. Florida State would have to win the ACC. Texas A&M and Georgia would have to meet in the SEC title game and play a close game. If the champions of the Pac-12 and the Big Ten had mediocre records, it'd certainly be possible. Something tells us that things are going to change a bit from week one until December, however.