Since we all know the Georgia Bulldogs are playoff-bound once again in 2023 here’s a look at the teams they’d most likely face in the College Football Playoff.
The quest for a national championship three-peat by the Georgia Bulldogs is already underway, and with National Signing Day and the first transfer portal period of the year behind us, predictions are in order.
Looking at last year’s finish, this year’s preseason ranking, incoming recruiting classes and transfers, we’ll predict which teams are most likely to face the defending national champion Georgia Bulldogs in a College Football Playoff semifinal game.
This year’s semifinals will take place at the Rose Bowl, where Georgia got its first-ever College Football Playoff win over Oklahoma, and the Sugar Bowl, where the Bulldogs have a 5-6 overall record.
These predictions will be based on the probability of Georgia going undefeated in the regular season (near 100 percent), winning the SEC Championship game (around 90 percent) and making the College Football Playoff (again, around 90 percent). All probabilities via FanDuel Sportsbook.
What is Georgia’s record in the College Football Playoff?
Regardless of who the Bulldogs play in the College Football Playoff, the odds will likely point to a Georgia win. The Bulldogs are 3-0 in College Football Playoff semifinal games, and 2-1 in National Championship Games.
The three wins came against Oklahoma, in the 2018 Rose Bowl, Michigan in the 2021 Orange Bowl, and Ohio State in the 2022 Peach Bowl.
Georgia is 1-1 against Alabama in the National Championship Game, losing in overtime in 2019 and winning a thriller in 2022, and then routed TCU in the 2023 championship game.
So, who might Georgia be matched up against in 2023?