When the Georgia Bulldogs lost to Florida at the beginning of November, their college football playoff hopes were dead. After two weeks of football, the Bulldogs are back in the race for one of the four spots.
On Tuesday, the College Football Playoff selection committee voted the Bulldogs No.10 in the nation. Overall, Georgia moved up five spots in the College Football playoff rankings, and they are poised to keep rising if they keep winning.
The way the selection committee is set up, if the Georgia Bulldogs win out and Missouri loses a conference game, it’s likely that they’ll be playing in the SEC championship game for a shot at the playoff berth. Certainly, a two loss SEC champion would make the college football tournament over other one loss teams.
If you don’t believe that, then you aren’t paying attention to how the playoff rankings have unfolded. For example, Alabama jumped four spots into the No.1 ranking, and they jumped three teams that did not lose. One of those teams happened to be the undefeated Florida State Seminoles that have been holding on for dear life. Despite Florida State's spotless record, the Seminoles aren’t really viewed as one of the top teams.
For Georgia to move up, they’ll most likely have to play No.1 Alabama or No.4 Mississippi State in the SEC championship game. They also have a game with No.18 Georgia Tech looming. They’ve already beaten No. 14 Auburn, No.20 Missouri, and No.22 Clemson. Based on resume, there’s no chance that a (11-2) Georgia team will miss out on the inaugural playoff format.