Kirk Herbstreit on Tuesday responded to a scenario brought up by ESPN colleague David Pollack that could potentially see Alabama enter the College Football Playoff as the No. 1 seed and Cincinnati claim the No. 4 seed over possible Big 12 champion Oklahoma State, becoming the first Group of 5 program to make the field.

Under the scenario Pollack presented, Oklahoma State would need to win its remaining 2 games, first against Oklahoma and then against Baylor in a potential Big 12 Championship matchup. Then, Alabama would need to defeat Georgia in the SEC Championship and Ohio State would need to win the Big Ten Championship.

If Cincinnati won out, would the Bearcats or Cowboys get into the Playoff?

“I would put Alabama at 1. I would put Ohio State, if you’re saying they won out, I would put them at 2. Georgia would be at 3,” Herbstreit said. “And the debate, as you would know, would be [between] Cincinnati and the Big 12 champion, Oklahoma State. And I think the unbeaten record and the way they finished against SMU and potentially Houston (in the AAC Championship Game), I think Cincinnati would go in at No. 4.”