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Kirk Herbstreit Names "Dark Horse" College Football Playoff Team

ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN's College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit addressed the Pac-12's College Football Playoff hopes on College GameDay this morning.

The Pac-12's College Football Playoff hopes took a hit in Week 1, when Oregon blew a lead to Auburn. Then, on Friday night, No. 10 Utah fell on the road at USC.

The league appears to be pretty deep this year, with several ranked teams, though none are likely to be ranked inside the top 10 after Week 4.

Does the Pac-12 have any "dark horse" College Football Playoff teams moving forward?

Herbstreit named Oregon.

"I think so, I think Oregon because they have the quarterback, they have the athletes, they have a defense that I think can give a chance to be competitive on that side of the football. I would say Oregon," he said.

Herbstreit added that he likes the Pac-12's depth, but knows that conferences get evaluated at the top - and the Pac-12 is struggling there.

"Honestly if you evaluate a conference, I like to look at the top. We always like to look at the top teams, but I like to look at the depth" Herbstreit added. "The Pac-12 not having USC as a top-five team hurts that respect that I think the nation would give them. But I think it’s great seeing so many new coaches that’s helped."

Oregon (2-1) is set to play Stanford this evening. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.