Kirk Herbstreit sees no problem with Alabama holding onto the No. 3 ranking after a narrow win in Week 13.

There was notable movement in Tuesday’s CFP rankings following the results of Rivalry Week. Alabama, however, remained at No. 3 after its 2-point overtime win over a 6-5 Auburn team.

Kirk Herbstreit shared his thoughts on why Alabama held onto its No. 3 ranking.

“I think it’s the circumstances. Rivalry game, on the road,” Herbstreit said on ESPN. “Yeah, they had to fight like crazy to get it into overtime. If you really watch the game … Auburn played their tails off. Alabama, give them credit for finding a way to get it into overtime and win it. I don’t have any problem with Alabama being there at 3.”

The big question, obviously, is where Alabama will be ranked after facing No. 1 Georgia in the SEC Championship Game.