The Georgia Bulldogs may be riding a 5-0 record and No. 2 overall ranking into week six, but to put it nicely, UGA has not been playing like the second best team in the country lately.
Through the first three weeks of the season, Georgia looked great, though two of those games came against Austin Peay and Middle Tennessee State. UGA’s last two weeks, however, there have been some offensive struggles and a few defensive breakdowns in wins over Missouri and Tennessee. The Dawgs need to shape up with a tough road ahead, with games against ranked opponents LSU, Florida, Kentucky and Auburn,
Georgia and Alabama have been picked by almost every media outlet to both make the College Football Playoff, but that’s not an easy task. Both teams would have to be undefeated, and the conference championship would need to be a close contest for the SEC to get two teams into the Playoff again.
The loser of the SEC Championship would also need Ohio State, Clemson, Notre Dame or Oklahoma to drop a game somewhere along the road.
While on ESPN’s Get Up, SEC expert Paul Finebaum discussed why he does not think Georgia is a lock for the Playoff right now.
“There are no guarantees the second team is going to get in,” Finebaum said. “If Notre Dame runs the table, if Ohio State runs the table, if Oklahoma runs the table – we have serious problems.”
“And Georgia is not playing very well right now. I know they’re undefeated. They have big games coming up, especially next week when they go to Baton Rouge. They have Florida later in the month. They have Auburn. They’ll ultimately see Alabama. I’m not certain they’re going to make it.”
There’s a lot of football to be played between now and December 1st, and though Alabama has looked like the best team in the country, there’s no such thing as a sure thing in college football.