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Kirk Herbstreit: The 3 Teams To Beat In The Big 10

Here's who Herbstreit likes in the Big Ten heading into the 2017 season.

ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit believes there are three teams to beat in the Big Ten heading into the 2017 season.

On Twitter this week, Herbstreit was asked to name his College Football Playoff contenders entering the preseason.

Herbstreit named three Big Ten teams.

The ESPN analyst apparently believes Ohio State and Penn State are the two teams to beat, and Wisconsin seems to have an easy road to the Big Ten Championship Game, so the Badgers are in the discussion, too.

This seems pretty fair.

Ohio State is ESPN's No. 1 team in its latest top 25 poll and Penn State is inside the top 10. The Badgers are inside the top 15, too.

When everything's said and done, though, expect either the Buckeyes or the Nittany Lions to be representing the Big Ten in the College Football Playoff. We're not sure Wisconsin has enough fire power to beat either of those teams in a title game.