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Paul Finebaum Reveals Who He'd Vote For At No. 1

An extreme closeup of ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum from the Cotton Bowl in Texas in 2019.

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 31: TV/radio personality Paul Finebaum of the SEC Network speaks on air before the Goodyear Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium on December 31, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Paul Finebaum might have been delighted to see Clemson knocked of its perch as No. 1 in the AP polls. But that doesn't mean he feels an SEC team should have gotten the top spot instead.

In his weekly radio spot on WJOX, Finebaum revealed that he would have picked Ohio State No. 1 if he had a vote. He explained that he feels Ohio State looks "so perfect right now." Finebaum also added that he was not completely sold on Alabama's defense.

Via 247Sports:

“I hate to be blasphemous on JOX — I don’t have a vote — but I would have voted Ohio State No. 1... I just think, you know, against average opposition, but I just think they look so perfect right now. And I am still officially concerned about Alabama’s defense..."

Clemson barely beat out North Carolina this weekend thanks to a well-defended two-point conversion, winning 21-20. Alabama, meanwhile, blew out Ole Miss. Oklahoma and Auburn similarly got blowout wins.

But none of them had a more impressive a win this weekend than Ohio State.

The Buckeyes went on the road and beat Nebraska 48-7, not even allowing the Huskers on the board until the waning moments of the game.

They emerged from the weekend ranked No. 4 in the nation behind Alabama, Clemson and Georgia.

Almost everyone's schedule is going to start getting tougher now. We'll see if Finebaum maintains his current position about Ohio State as the season goes on.