Paul Finebaum drops updated top 4 after Week 3
With three weeks of the season officially in the books, Paul Finebaum has a better idea of the top four teams in the nation.
The ESPN analyst hopped on SportsCenter Sunday morning, and he unveiled his updated top four teams, including one to watch.
Finebaum wasn’t shy about the SEC’s dominance either, as he ranked three SEC teams in his top four. Aside from Clemson at No. 1, Finebaum ranked Alabama, Georgia and LSU in his top four. His “team to watch” is the Big Ten’s Wisconsin.
Below is what Finebaum said about the four teams:
1. Clemson Tigers: “You can’t really knock them down (Clemson). Trevor Lawrence — he struggled, but he still led his team to a win against a team that beat them two years ago and nearly beat them last year.”
2. Alabama Crimson Tide: “You want to knock them (Alabama) down a little bit? The final score was not as much as everyone thought, because South Carolina got a late score. But how can you not like Najee Harris? What an amazing day.”
3. Georgia Bulldogs: “Everyone wants to forget about Jake Fromm, but he was nearly flawless yesterday. Just a big, big afternoon for him. He gets his big test of the season next week against Notre Dame.”
4. LSU Tigers: “This was a tough one this week, because Oklahoma and Ohio State are making a run, but I’m staying with LSU. Joe Burrow — what an incredible game. Well, it was against Northwestern State. But he was still 21-of-24. He’s trying to get in the Heisman race. He’ll have an opportunity later in the year.”
Finebaum notably left out Oklahoma and Ohio State this week, but those two teams are very much in the conversation after Week 3. Both have impressive quarterback play from Jalen Hurts and Justin Fields.
Things are going to get interesting down the stretch this season.