Paul Finebaum Offers Surprising Updated Rankings Of Ohio State, Alabama, LSU, Clemson
Paul Finebaum offered surprising updated rankings of Ohio State, Alabama, LSU and Clemson this weekend.
Heading into Saturday, undefeated Georgia was viewed by most as one of the top teams in the nation.
Unfortunately, thanks in part to some befuddling decisions by Kirby Smart and a botched field goal by Rodrigo Blankenship, the Bulldogs fell to unranked South Carolina.
That opened up a spot in the top-25 for a new team – and Finebaum knew exactly who he wanted to give it to.
“My number one is Ohio State,” he said on SportsCenter.
“They didn’t play this week, but they have a lot of important games left like Michigan and Wisconsin and Penn State.”
At No. 2, Finebaum had Alabama.
“Alabama is just rolling along,” he continued.
“Nobody wants to pay much attention, but they are certainly in contention for No. 1.”
LSU came in at No. 3.
“Yeah, it’s still LSU, although they made a case for No. 1,” he said, referencing the team’s dominant win over Florida.
“They’ll make that case again on November 9 (against Alabama).”
Finally, Clemson came in at No. 4.
“It’s Clemson, they’re back,” Finebaum said.
“I was impressed with what they did coming back after criticism.
“Trevor (Lawrence) looked like he was back.
“So, Clemson, even though people think they’re at No. 1 or No. 2, I have them at No. 4.”