FBS college football kicks off next week, so naturally, various analysts and personalities are making their picks to win the various power conferences and make the four-team College Football Playoff. Many have stuck with the tried-and-true programs like Ohio State, TCU, Baylor, and Alabama, but the guys from ESPN’s College GameDay all went out on limbs. Kirk Herbstreit stuck with his playoff of Ohio State, Arizona State, LSU, and Oklahoma.
His interesting picks might actually be more predictable than what Lee Corso and Desmond Howard came up with. Bold teams are College Football Playoff picks by the three analysts:
|Kirk Herbstreit||Lee Corso||Desmond Howard|
|ACC Champion:||Georgia Tech||Florida State||Virginia Tech|
|Big Ten Champion:||Ohio State||Ohio State||Michigan State|
|Big 12 Champion:||Oklahoma||Baylor||TCU|
|Pac-12 Champion:||Arizona State||Oregon||Stanford|
|SEC Champion:||LSU||LSU||Texas A&M|
|National Champion:||Ohio State||LSU||Stanford|
— William Scott (@wscottCSM) August 29, 2015
— Nick Dolle (@NickDolle) August 29, 2015
Desmond Howard has Virginia Tech WINNING the ACC?? WOW. pic.twitter.com/HjzjL1igtR
— Lost Lettermen (@LostLettermen) August 29, 2015
@willclem10 yeah Desmond and Corso’s were a little crazy too. Corso had LSU over OSU w/ BU and Oreg. Howard had Stanford ( ) A&M MSU & TCU
— Parker Todd (@ParkerTodd16) August 29, 2015
We don’t have things playing out quite this interestingly, but you never know with college football. No one predicted Ohio State to win it all after its loss to Virginia Tech last season, yet here we are.