Georgia football fell to Alabama Saturday night. While that stung more than anything else, the Dawgs are still in the College Football Playoffs, sitting at the No.3 in the final rankings released Sunday afternoon.
After getting smacked in the mouth, No.3 is the correct ranking because it drops the Dawgs just enough to make them realize they screwed up on Saturday without keeping them too confident.
Alabama took the No.1 spot, Michigan stayed at No.2, and Cinncinati stayed at No.4 to make up the final CFP rankings of the season.
The preparation begins because the Dawgs will have a challenge against a confident Michigan team that ran through Iowa on Saturday night 42-3 in the Big 10 Championship game.
No. 3 Georgia football will take on No.2 Michigan for the semifinals of the CFP playoffs.
The Dawgs and Wolverines will head to Miami to play in the Orange Bowl on December 31st.
Georgia has a lot to clean up in the next couple of weeks after getting exposed against the Tide because Michigan will be hungry to take down an SEC opponent.
The committee got the final four teams correct, especially after how championship Saturday went for these four teams. Cincinnati, Michigan and Alabama did their job, and they deserve those rankings. Thankfully, Georgia’s embarrassing loss wasn’t bad enough to drop them out of the playoffs.
Georgia has been so dominant this season, so thankfully, that helped keep them at No.3 and not No.4. If they dropped the Dawgs to No.4, they would have to play Alabama in back-to-back games.
At least with this situation, they don’t, and it can set up for a big revenge game in the national championship — if Georgia can beat the Wolverines in Miami.
Georgia still controls their destiny right now, and they have plenty of time to get people healthy and regroup after Saturday’s letdown. It wasn’t the way Georgia fans wanted it, but be glad the Dawgs are still alive and in the playoffs.