The Georgia Bulldogs are in a prime position to make the College Football Playoff. Georgia is 12-0 entering the 2022 SEC championship game against LSU. Georgia is No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings.
Georgia has been ranked ahead of Ohio State in the CFP rankings every week since defeating the Tennessee Volunteers. There are only three remaining undefeated teams in college football: Michigan, TCU and Georgia.
If Georgia lost in the SEC championship, the Bulldogs would still be in great shape to make the playoff. The USC Trojans, who have to play Utah in the Pac-12 championship, could be ranked ahead of Georgia if the Bulldogs lose in the SEC championship. However, Ohio State is the only other team with a shot to make the CFP that could push Georgia out of the top four.
The Buckeyes (11-1) are coming off an ugly loss against Michigan and will not have as many wins as Georgia no matter what happens in the SEC championship. It is unlikely Georgia would fall below Ohio State in the final CFP rankings unless the Bulldogs have a really, really bad effort in the SEC championship.
A two-loss Alabama team certainly would not deserve to make the playoff over a 12-1 Georgia team.
This week (or really any week), Kirby Smart and Georgia football aren’t looking to entertain crazy playoff scenarios. The Bulldogs are looking to win a football game. The Dawgs can get an elusive SEC championship, and that means something no matter how the rest of the season unfolds.
Georgia Bulldogs Ladd McConkey, Christopher Smith talk SEC Championship
4 Georgia Bulldogs make Pro Football Focus first team All-SEC
Future SEC power rankings for the 2023 season, including Oklahoma and Texas