Overheard On Twitter: Larry King Thinks Penn State Should Be A Top 4 Team With A Win Saturday
Prominent Radio and TV host Larry King has some takes about Penn State football that most of us would probably agree with, actually. The media personality tweeted earlier this evening declaring that if Penn State wins the Big Ten Championship against Wisconsin this weekend there’s no question it should be one of the top four teams in the nation.
— Larry King (@kingsthings) November 28, 2016
Of course a top-four ranking would place Penn State in the College Football Playoff, and a win this weekend could actually make that happen if everything goes just right for the Nittany Lions. A Washington or Clemson (or both!) loss this weekend would go a long way because with Penn State ranked 8th at the moment, it would mean that three of the teams between the Lions and the top-four would face setbacks.
Penn State has a win over No. 2 Ohio State, who has a win over No. 5 Michigan, who the Lions played early on the road. Ultimately it’s going to be up to the committee, but people across the country have takes about whether or not Penn State should end up in the playoff. Kirk Herbstreit even called Penn State the “story of the year in college football,” and how can you deny the story-of-the-year-team a shot at the national title?
Either way, somebody get Larry King on the College Football Playoff Committee.