Georgia is 12-0, #1 in the AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll, and has a 37-14 home win over Georgia Tech. ESPN addressed the Bulldogs this week, including his latest Predictions for the College Football Playoffs. Georgia, Michigan, TCU and USC all received 14 votes. Georgia was No. 1 on all 13 ballots, with David Hale seeding Michigan at No. 1 and Georgia at No. 2.
At latest shell protrusionsKyle Bonagura and Mark Schlabach both project now Georgia to CFP Semifinals Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl vs. USC. In both, Georgia faces Michigan in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T.
Bonagura: Here’s how it works ahead of championship weekend: Georgia and Michigan are virtual playoff bans. Take that to the bank. Losses to both could affect seeding, but that’s really the only thing at stake in the SEC and Big Ten title games.
Schlabach: Defending champion Georgia remains my No. 1 team after the Bulldogs finished the regular season unbeaten for the second straight year with a 37-14 win over Georgia Tech. Georgia meets LSU in the SEC championship game.
Bill Connellys updated SP+ ranking still has Georgia at No. 1, with LSU at No. 15. Based on the SP+, the predicted score for the SEC championship is Georgia 32.7 LSU 13.6. In which Reaction from the AP Top 25ESPN said of Georgia:
The Bulldogs were No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings a week ago, and they probably did enough to remain No. 1 in the penultimate ranking on Tuesday. Next up is an SEC championship game date with LSU on Saturday in Atlanta. It’s probably the last thing Kirby Smart wants to hear, but Georgia is probably already in the playoffs even if it lost to LSU. The Bulldogs are seeking their first SEC championship since 2017. Balance on both offense and defense has been key for Georgia, which ranks 11th nationwide on offense and first on defense. –Chris Low
Georgia remains No. 1 in the ESPN Power Rankings after week 13.
It was a slow start on Saturday for the Bulldogs, who also stumbled on offense in a 16-6 win over Kentucky a week earlier. But after trailing 7-0, Georgia Tech reeled off 37 unanswered points and drove to a 37-14 win at Sanford Stadium, the Bulldogs’ 26th straight regular-season win to last until the end of the Season 2020 dated. Georgia, who conceded a touchdown against the Yellow Jackets in the first quarter, faltered on defense after that. The Bulldogs have not conceded more than 22 points in any game this season and have given up 14 points or fewer eight times. –Chris Low
The Dawgs are now gearing up to face LSU in the SEC Championship on Saturday, December 3rd in Atlanta. Kick-off is scheduled for 4pm ET and the game will be televised by CBS.