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Joel Klatt Argues Why Ohio State Is Superior To LSU

Joel Klatt speaks during a Fox Sports event.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 07: Reggie Bush, Joel Klatt and Kevin Burkhardt of Fox Sports speak during the Fox segment of the 2019 Summer TCA Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 7, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images) *** Reggie Bush; Joel Klatt; Kevin Burkhardt

The top three of the College Football Playoff rankings remain static with last night's release. LSU is still No. 1, followed by Ohio State and Clemson.

It is hard to argue those top three undefeated Power Five teams being atop the rankings. You can have a pretty interesting debate over whether or not their positions are appropriate as of now.

LSU has what most accept as the best resume, with wins over Texas, Florida, Auburn, and Alabama, a group that is pretty hard to match. Ohio State's wins against current ranked teams are Cincinnati and Wisconsin, though they will bolster that strength of schedule in a major way to end the year, with Penn State and Michigan.

FS1's Joel Klatt went on The Herd today, and was pretty passionate about Ohio State over LSU for the No. 1 spot.

Klatt on LSU vs. Ohio State, via Saturday Tradition:

“Putting them at No. 1 just because, I think, is nonsense,” Klatt said of LSU’s ranking. “In particular when you look at the balance and dominance of Ohio State and Clemson. I think Ohio State, by the way, in the next three weeks if they are to win all three games is gonna have even a stronger resumé than LSU. They will have win over five currently ranked teams. If they’re the B1G champ and undefeated, that would be a better resumé than even LSU with a win against Alabama. I really still think Ohio State could be the No. 1 team in the Playoff rankings.”

LSU has the best wins, but Clemson and Ohio State have definitely looked like the more balance teams, especially in recent weeks. Ed Orgeron's team can win a shootout with anyone, but they've had some less-than-encouraging defensive performances against teams like Vanderbilt and Ole Miss this season.

ESPN's SP+ ranks team efficiency, and has Ohio State at No. 1, with the No. 4 offense and nation's best defense. Clemson is No. 4 overall, with the No. 6 offense and No. 3 defense.

LSU has a much wider gap, with the second-best offense behind Oklahoma, but the No. 29 defense.