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Where Kirk Herbstreit ranks Ohio State & Michigan going into The Game

Where Kirk Herbstreit ranks Ohio State & Michigan going into The Game

Ohio State may have gotten caught looking ahead when it found itself in a battle with Maryland this past Saturday. Fortunately, the Buckeyes pulled it together to put the Terrapins to bed and came away from College Park with a 13-point victory.

OSU now prepares for Michigan in The Game and it’s as big as it’s ever been. The No. 2 Buckeyes welcome the No. 3 Wolverines to Ohio Stadium, both undefeated and both looking for a birth in the Big Ten Championship game and in the College Football Playoff.

As we head into the final week of the regular season, let’s take a peek at where Kirk Herbstreit has Ohio State in relation to Michigan, and the rest of his top six after a weekend full of close calls and upsets.

No. 6 – USC Trojans

Dec 4, 2021; Berkeley, California, USA; California Golden Bears tight end Elijah Mojarro (81) celebrates with USC Trojans wide receiver John Jackson III (80) after scoring a touchdown against the California Golden Bears during the second quarter at FTX Field at California Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

What we say

USC has worked its way back into the conversation as a playoff contender. The Trojans have to get past a much improved Notre Dame team for the talk to continue. The USC defense still leaves much to be desired, and if Lincoln Riley’s club wants to crash the CFP party, the Trojan D will have to play at a much higher level over these last two weeks.

No. 5 – LSU Tigers

Sep 17, 2022; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Jayden Daniels (5) runs the ball against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Clause-USA TODAY Sports

What we say

We didn’t learn much this week as LSU beat up on lowly UAB. Next week isn’t much more difficult as the Tigers take on Texas A&M. While Brian Kelly has LSU playing much better, the real test will come against Georgia in the SEC title game. Beating the Bulldogs…

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