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Kirk Herbstreit Outlines How SEC Can Get 2 Teams Into The Playoff

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)

Will the SEC get two teams into the College Football Playoff this year? Following Georgia's early-season upset loss to South Carolina, it's looking doubtful.

ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit doesn't think it's going to happen, though he did outline how it could happen.

The college football analyst outlined his scenario on ESPN's College GameDay today.

“If LSU were to lose in a hard-fought, high-scoring game in Tuscaloosa and LSU finishes 11-1 and they’ve got that Texas win in Austin, that would potentially be the only chance I could see two teams going from one conference,” Herbstreit said.

It is possible that an 11-1 LSU team could get into the playoff, though it would likely need some help from the other conferences.

Alabama, meanwhile, likely can't afford a regular season loss.

“What’s Alabama have? They don’t have the resume,” Herbstreit added. “They’ve had better non-conference games in the past. This is Duke — they (Alabama) didn’t play anybody in the non-conference schedule. I think Alabama needs to win out.”

Alabama and LSU are set to meet in Tuscaloosa, Ala. on Nov. 9.