Georgia football remains the number-one team in the newest CFP rankings. The rankings were unveiled Tuesday night, and it was little surprise that the Dawgs were the top team. The only surprise of the night was when Washington flipped spots with FSU. However, the Huskies had a top-15 win over the Oregon State Beavers last Saturday, so it was not all that shocking.
Here is the rest of the top 25:
Georgia is getting help not only from the CFP committee but also from its past opponents. Ole Miss coming in at number 12 helps the Dawgs. If Ole Miss somehow finds a way back into the top 10, Georgia will have at least one win against a top-10 opponent. This not only helps the Dawgs’ argument for being in the playoffs but also helps in seeding the four top teams.
Tennessee remaining in the Top 25 is mind-blowing, but Georgia will take it! If they beat Vandy, Tennessee should finish 8-4 and be in the top 25, giving Georgia another victory over a ranked team. Should Tennessee be ranked? No, but I am not on the committee, and if they think the Vols are the 21st-best team in the country, I will take it because it makes Georgia look much better.
Looking at the playoff rankings as of this week, there is a way where the Dawgs and Alabama both miss the playoffs. Now, I would disagree with the committee’s decision on it, but there is a way. They would have to lose in the SEC Championship for Georgia not to get in the playoffs. Furthermore, Alabama could get excluded from the playoff if Texas, Oregon/Washington, and FSU all win out. Again, I disagree with it, but it could be a possibility.
Georgia and Alabama should be in the playoffs because they are the country’s two best teams. If you have two eyes and a brain, it is not hard to see those two are head and shoulders above the rest of the playoff field.
Boo (Radley) Corrigan was asked by Rece Davis during the reveal show if there was a separation between Georgia and everyone else. Corrigan said you cannot be closer to one than two and compared Ohio State’s win against Minnesota to Georgia’s win over Tennessee! What world are we living in? Minnesota is nowhere near what Tennessee is!
So, to say I am a little worried about the CFP rankings on Selection Sunday is an understatement. But as long as Georgia takes care of business for the next two weeks, it will not matter.