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Six out of the twelve ESPN College Football writers have LSU in their updated College Playoff picks after week 5.

Here's how our writers see the playoff field after Week 5. (Note: These are not their projections for how the season will end.)

Andrea Adelson: 1. Alabama; 2. Clemson; 3. LSU; 4. Oklahoma
Edward Aschoff: 1. Clemson; 2. LSU; 3. Alabama; 4. Ohio State
Kyle Bonagura: 1. Alabama; 2. Oklahoma; 3. Clemson; 4. Ohio State
Bill Connelly: 1. Alabama; 2. Ohio State; 3. Oklahoma; 4. Clemson
Heather Dinich: 1. Alabama; 2. Auburn; 3. LSU; 4. Georgia
David M. Hale: 1. Alabama; 2. Ohio State; 3. Clemson; 4. Georgia
Sam Khan Jr.: 1. Auburn; 2. LSU; 3. Alabama; 4. Clemson
Chris Low: 1. Alabama; 2. Ohio State; 3. Auburn; 4. Clemson
Ivan Maisel: 1. Oklahoma; 2. Ohio State; 3. Clemson; 4. Alabama
Ryan McGee: 1. LSU; 2. Alabama; 3. Oklahoma; 4. Clemson
Adam Rittenberg: 1. Auburn; 2. Ohio State; 3. Alabama; 4. LSU
Alex Scarborough: 1. Clemson; 2. Oklahoma; 3. Alabama; 4. Ohio State
Mark Schlabach: 1. Alabama; 2. Georgia; 3. Oklahoma; 4. Ohio State
Tom VanHaaren: 1. Alabama; 2. Clemson; 3. Ohio State; 4. Oklahoma
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Sam Khan must be smoking something. 3 teams from the SEC West?!?
Reply18 months
ETA - actually scrolled the list again...several of them have Auburn, LSU, and Bama....crazy. No way the CFP allows that. Becomes too regional and too many dollars at stake.
18 months
@TigerFan244 No one is saying the SEC would have 3 in at the *END* of the season. This is basically a "Power Rating" for college teams through week 5, that's all.
18 months
Anti cajun discrimination
Reply18 months
My guess is none of them think more than two SEC teams would be in the actual playoff. This is a hypothetical "if the playoff were next week" scenario.
Reply18 months
The only way both Bama and LSU get in is if LSU beats Bama. Bama is the only SEC team that they will vote in without the SEC title. Whoever wins between Bama and LSU will best Georgia for the SEC title and punch thier ticket to the playoffs.
Reply18 months
I don't think so. In fact, if LSU were to lose at Bama by 10 or less and Bama ran the table and so did LSU, the Tigers could still make it in. They'd need UGA to lose SEC Champ and another game (maybe) and they'd need Texas to beat OU or Clemson or Ohio State to lose 1. It's possible for the SEC to have Bama and LSU in!
18 months
This is retarded.
Reply18 months
Some of these people are crazy. 3 sec west teams...
Reply18 months
LSU OSU Auburn Bama
Reply18 months
Solid trolling Heather Dinich
Reply18 months
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