Paul Finebaum ranks Top 4 teams in college football after Week 4
Week 4 of the college football season is in the books and the College Football Playoff picture remains somewhat murky.
Alabama and Georgia certainly have looked the part of national championship contenders, but beyond that things are less clear after.
On ESPN’s “SportsCenter” on Sunday morning, SEC analyst and radio personality Paul Finebaum was asked for his take on the top 4 teams in the nation.
Here’s what Finebaum’s list looked like, with a wild card team added to the mix, as well as a few thoughts on each team:
1. Alabama Crimson Tide: “Surprise, surprise: Alabama. Bryce Young was back to form yesterday against Southern Miss. They did almost everything right.”
2. Georgia Bulldogs: “What about the Dawgs? Should we be impressed they went to Nashville and shut out Vanderbilt? Probably not, but they look so good. Their defense is absolutely nasty. The offense is starting to come alive. They have Arkansas this Saturday.”
3. Oregon Ducks: “If you stayed up late into the night or early morning, you were wondering about the Ducks. They did not look very good against a woeful Arizona team who has yet to win. They pulled out the game, and I think that’s what really matters. They are unfortunately playing down to competition. That needs to change.”
4. Penn State Nittany Lions: “They were pedestrian yesterday against Villanova, but I really like what I’ve seen from them so far, although the Wisconsin and Auburn wins have been seriously discounted. They have IU this weekend and Iowa coming up.”
File away team: Iowa Hawkeyes: “They’re not too far away. It’s Iowa. They are knocking on the door. Now, Iowa was also lethargic yesterday against Colorado State, but Iowa is going to be heard from often this year.”