ESPN’s Desmond Howard takes his job seriously — there’s no favoritism here.
Though Desmond Howard won the Heisman Trophy in 1991 while at Michigan, the ESPN talent doesn’t have 2016 Michigan ranked No. 1. Or No. 2…or No. 3.
1. Ohio State 2. Alabama 3.Clemson 4.Michigan 5. Louisville
— Desmond Howard (@DesmondHoward) October 2, 2016
When asked to explain why he has Ohio State No. 1, Howard said the Buckeyes have played “a little better” than Alabama, which is No. 1 in both the AP and Coaches Polls. When asked why he had Ohio State at the top despite what someone called an easy schedule, Howard said the Buckeyes have looked great so far this season.
Howard isn’t the only College GameDay star to put Ohio State No. 1, either: Kirk Herbstreit ranked the Buckeyes No. 1.
We’ll know in the coming weeks how this will all shake out in the national and Big Ten races. At the very least, the Ohio State-Michigan debate will end when the two teams meet on Nov. 26.