Never Forget Lee Corso Actually Picked Utah to Make CFP Before the Season

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Lee Corso actually picked Utah to go to the College Football Playoff before the season. | Mike Stobe/Getty Images

With Rivalry Week in the books, and a doozy of conference championships slated for this upcoming weekend, the few teams that have a shot at clinching a berth in the College Football Playoff are becoming apparent.

While the top tier is filled with storied powerhouses -- Ohio State, LSU, Clemson, and Georgia, among others, there is one surprise program -- the Utah Utes -- who could squeeze into the Playoff if things were to fall their way.

Coming into the season, Utah was expected to contend in the Pac-12, but almost nobody thought they would be this imposing. Well, ESPN's Lee Corso can proudly proclaim that he predicted Kyle Whittingham's squad to make the Playoff before the campaign got started.

That's right, folks, the former Indiana head coach picked the Utes to make the Playoff. Not only was he brazen enough to do that, but he also predicted them to top Clemson and advance to the National Championship Game!

Corso must have had sources on the inside to aid his forecast, because his prediction was thought to be too outlandish to ever come close to being legitimate.

Expect Corso to be on the edge of his seat ahead of the fresh Playoff rankings on Tuesday night and when Utah takes on Oregon in the Pac12 Championship Game on Saturday.