The No. 7/6 Georgia Bulldogs still have a path to the College Football Playoff- although it’s still a little dirty- thanks to a 36-17 gain No. 9/11 Florida on Saturday.
To still have a realistic chance at the four-team playoff, the Bulldogs require to triumph to recover from a 36-16 loss to then-No. 13 LSU two weeks earlier. As well as coming off the bye week, Georgia took a massive advance by taking down Florida.
Ahead of its Week 9 match versus the Gators, Georgia was the fifth most likely group to make the playoff and also was tied with Oklahoma for a 30 percent opportunity, according to ESPN’s Playoff Predictor formula. The Bulldogs lagged Clemson, Alabama, Notre Dame as well as Michigan, specifically, as well as they can not pay for an additional loss if they want to stay in the conversation.
But with its unbeaten hopes currently ruined, its path to the playoff is dependent on the SEC standings as much as its overall document. Georgia also got in the weekend break in a three-way connection at the top of the SEC East, along with Kentucky and also Florida.
Obviously, defeating Florida knocks the Gators out of that connection, and also if Georgia defeats No. 12/14 Kentucky- the Wildcats covered Missouri on Saturday with a literal last-second touchdown- it will regulate the department.
Here’s where the hypotheticals come in.
Georgia handles Kentucky next weekend and finishes the regular season with Auburn, UMass as well as Georgia Tech.
Ought to the Bulldogs triumph and also stand alone at the top of the SEC East, it seems affordable to assume they’ll play Alabama in the championship game on December 1 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Atlanta. They would likely need to disturb the Crimson Tide as well as compel the choice board’s hand to have two SEC groups amongst the final 4.