The top 25’s eyes on Georgia
In College football we do not have a point system, there’s no more computer algorithm. A team’s spot in the rankings from one week through the season depends on the perception of several individuals.
Whether it’s other coaches in the Coaches Poll, sports writers in the AP Poll or the playoff committee for the CFP Poll, people still judge college athletics and determine rankings.
Just playing in primetime on a major network is important as those are spots reserved for the elite teams in college football. But winning against a non-conference opponent in primetime just feels bigger. The game could be played at noon and have the same outcome, but besides a few games here and there, when you think 12:00 pm ET kickoff, you don’t think “game of the week”.
A winning a game like that will have an enormous, positive effect on how coaches, sports writer and playoff committee members perceive Georgia football in 2017. Even if Georgia loses later in the year, people’s perception of Georgia won’t change much because of that one game.