The first official College Football Playoff rankings come out next week, but one ESPN analyst didn't want to wait.
SEC pundit Paul Finebaum revealed what he thinks the playoff committee will do with the first rankings. Sorry, Clemson and Alabama fans, Finebaum doesn't think the Tigers or the Tide will sit at No. 1 - or even No. 2.
Although Finebaum said he thinks Ohio State is the most complete team in the country, he thinks LSU will top the list next week.
Paul Finebaum’s projected CFP rankings, via Saturday Down South:
2. Ohio State
5. Penn State
Several top teams have the weekend off, meaning they will stay in contention for a top spot in the playoff rankings. Georgia and Utah are the only top teams with tough competition this weekend.
The Bulldogs face off against Florida, while the Utes take on Washington. Finebaum clearly has Georgia and Utah winning those games since both programs are in his projected top-10.
The first College Football Playoff rankings won't hold true for long. Next weekend boasts several huge games, including LSU-Alabama and Penn State-Minnesota.