Georgia football currently sits at number one in the CFP rankings. But there is a situation in which Georgia could miss the playoffs. Welcome to the Doomsday blog. So, before we get into this, I do not believe this will happen. I am doing a basic exercise about how Georgia could miss the playoffs and have a guaranteed spot in the CFP playoffs.
The only legitimate way Georgia does not go to the playoffs is if it loses to Alabama in the SEC Championship. FSU, Oregon/Washington cannot lose a game, and Texas must win the Big 12.
This would mean that Georgia would not make the playoffs but also that Alabama would miss the playoffs, which is wrong. Right now, two weeks from the playoff being announced, Georgia and Alabama are the two best teams in college football. Argue with a wall if you disagree. I cannot help you if you do not think those two are the best teams in CFB.
A few things must happen for the Dawgs to be guaranteed a spot in the playoffs. First, FSU needs to lose a game. Whether it is to Florida or Louisville, a loss will certainly knock out the Noles. Louisville is not a guaranteed shoo-in, even if they win out.
The ACC is the weakest of the Power Five conferences. The committee would find a way to put two SEC schools over a one-loss ACC team.
If Oregon and Washington lose, the Dawgs will be guaranteed a spot in the playoffs. If Oregon loses to Oregon State and beats Washington, the Dawgs will certainly be in CFB. What will the committee do if Washington loses to Washington State and wins the Pac-12? Do they put Washington in? I doubt it! But what Georgia fans want to see happen Saturday is for Oregon State to pull off the upset.
Lastly, Georgia needs to root for Texas to lose one more game. The Longhorns are on upset alert this week when they play Texas Tech, though the odds of losing are low. The biggest risk of losing for the Longhorns comes when they play in the Big-12 Championship. Who do they play? Who knows, and who cares?
Texas has been flirting with disaster all season, and more than likely, Oklahoma St or Oklahoma could beat the Longhorns. Of all the scenarios where a team loses, I would put my money on Texas dropping a game.
If the Dawgs win, they will not have to worry about what happens to the teams below them. But we all need to pull for chaos for Dawgs fans who want to see the Dawgs in the CFP playoffs for the third year in a row.