Despite a close win against SEC bottom-feeder South Carolina, ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit still likes Clemson (12-0) ahead of Alabama (11-1).

Herbstreit’s final four mirrors almost everyone else’s — and reveals his picks in four of the conference¬†championship games. Herbie expects Clemson to handle North Carolina, Alabama to navigate Florida and Michigan State to blemish Iowa.

Should we get mass chaos, like Alabama and Clemson both losing, Herbstreit thinks defending national champion Ohio State (11-1) could sneak back into the playoff picture.