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Kevin Negandhi and Kirk Herbstreit kick off the podcast with their initial reactions to Week 11, who they think will land at No. 4 in the rankings and concern that Alabama might be out of playoff contention. Then the guys get into LSU keeping its foot on the gas in Tuscaloosa (14:48), the video of Ed Orgeron in the locker room, and the possibility of the Tigers playing all of their postseason games in Atlanta and New Orleans. Next, Herbie explains what's going on with Chase Young (22:40) and how the NCAA investigative process will unfold, why this is the most complete Ohio State team he's seen in years, and what's up with Oklahoma (33:20). Later, Herbie talks about working with Lee Corso for 24 seasons on College GameDay, what he's learned about business and life from him, and a text from Bill Belichick on his respect for Coach Corso (38:15).
- Saban: Tide focused on this week, not CFP hopes
- Sources: Fins GM scouted LSU-Bama in person
- Trump soaks in Deep South cheers at LSU-Bama
- Tagovailoa back as starter 3 weeks after surgery
Nick Saban says Alabama's focus is on this week, not what last week's loss means for the Tide's playoff chances.
LSU won a massive game against Alabama, but Ohio State and Clemson keep rolling, too. Who's your No. 1 in the Capital One Fan Vote?
The end is usually seen only in hindsight, but the Tigers' win is a reminder that nothing lasts forever.
Here's what the Allstate Playoff Predictor has to say about the CFP chase after 11 weeks of action.
Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics
This week's Allstate Playoff Predictor CFP rankings projection (Pct top 4): 1. Ohio State (99) 2. LSU (99) 3. Clemson (98) 4. Penn State (25) 5. Alabama (4) 6. Oregon (13) 7. Minnesota (25) 8. Baylor (33) 9. Georgia (2) 10. Auburn (1)
Two SEC offenses and two Big 12 defenses were on display Saturday, Illinois somehow rallied and P.J. Fleck proved his value.
The Tigers scored 46 points against Alabama's defense, P.J. Fleck and Minnesota upset Penn State, and a wild Saturday of college football turned normal realities upside down.
Could this really be the first College Football Playoff without the Crimson Tide? And how high can No. 17 Minnesota climb after beating Penn State?
Seth Walder ESPN Analytics
LSU ranks first in Strength of Record and it isn't close. An average top-25 team would have had just a 1% chance to be undefeated thus far against LSU's schedule. Meanwhile that seem team would have had a 16% chance to go undefeated vs. Ohio State's schedule, the next best. Among the undefeateds, Clemson had it easiest: an average top 25 team would have had a 29% chance to be 10-0 at this point against the Tigers' schedule.
The new AP Top 25 is out, and after a wild Week 11, there are some big-time shakeups. Here's what's next for each ranked team.
Seth Walder ESPN Analytics
Not only is Alabama very much still alive, but it has the fourth-best chance to reach the CFP and win the national championship, according to the Allstate Playoff Predictor.
The Dolphins sent GM Chris Grier to scout Saturday's LSU-Alabama game in person, as Miami was one of 17 NFL teams with representatives at the SEC showdown, according to sources.
The Tigers and Buckeyes could be the nation's best two teams, but Clemson showed it also belongs in the mix.
ESPN reporters make their picks for the College Football Playoff after a wild Week 11 schedule.
President Donald Trump knew where to go Saturday for home-field advantage, finding comfort in the Deep South with college football fans cheering two of the nation's top teams -- and him.
Joe Burrow passed for 393 yards and three touchdowns and No. 2 LSU snapped an eight-game losing streak to No. 3 Alabama with a 46-41 victory Saturday.
Andrea Adelson ESPN Senior Writer
LSU went into Alabama and made a major statement, taking down the Crimson Tide for the first time since 2011 to take control of the SEC West race. The way Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa traded touchdown drives in the fourth quarter made this one an instant classic, but it also proved this is indeed a new era of LSU football.