There wasn’t much change in the newest edition of the College Football Playoff rankings, but stagnant nature by the committee has set the stage for the remainder of the season. With three SEC teams in the top 10, the conference is almost certain to have at least one team represent the league in a final four.
The No.9 Georgia Bulldogs moved up one spot after an easy week. With one regular season meeting left, Georgia has a lot on the line in multiple ways. The Bulldogs have a tremendous opportunity against instate rival, Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets are ranked No.15 and they have a shot to win the ACC title during championship week.
As for the Bulldogs, they are still waiting to see if they win the SEC East in 2014. Georgia holds the tie-breaker over Missouri, so if the Tigers succumb to Arkansas, the Bulldogs will be playing the SEC West champion. In other words, Georgia could be the toast of the town if things play out perfectly Thanksgiving weekend.
Overall, there are six SEC teams in the College Football Top 25. Depending on this weekend’s outcomes, they could be down to five teams or up to seven teams. However, it is the top of the College Football Playoff rankings that the SEC should be worried about. Currently, they have two teams in the top four, but it’s no guarantee that it remains that way in the future.
Will No.4 Mississippi State be able to control a playoff spot by beating No.19 Ole Miss? The Bulldogs need help to win the SEC West, but it might be better for Mississippi State if No.1 Alabama earned the division crown? In that case, Mississippi State won’t have to face another tough opponent, risking a loss. Whether it’s against Georgia or No.17 Missouri, the SEC West should have a tough time in the conference title game. It might just be a treacherous spot when it’s all said and done.