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Why Georgia football does and doesn't have to worry about South Carolina loss as College Football Pl

SystemSystem Posts: 269 admin
edited November 20 in Article commenting

imageWhy Georgia football does and doesn't have to worry about South Carolina loss as College Football Playoff race heats up

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  • FalconUGAFanFalconUGAFan Posts: 22 ✭ Freshman

    Interesting but rat poison. We are playing the Aggies this week. Nothing else matters.

  • Dawgfan1995Dawgfan1995 Posts: 20 ✭✭ Sophomore

    Just wait until South Carolina beats Clemson. 😉💀

  • LoranwhaddayagotLoranwhaddayagot Posts: 307 ✭✭✭ Junior
    edited November 20

    Not to take away the importance of the SCAR loss, but not facing the competition that we face, Clemson has not been as beat up as we are. I think you could include Ohio State not being beat up for that matter.

    I watched the 4th quarter of the Clemson / UNC game, and UNC could have sent the game into OT if they had kicked the PAT instead of going for 2.

    Maybe UNC beat UNC that day more than Clemson did. In fact, I would say SCAR didnt beat us as much as we beat ourselves that day, although SCAR always plays us tough.

    I dont believe the committee takes all this into account.

    All that matters now is that we beat aTm, and I hope we are able to really dominate on both sides of the ball.

  • SCDawgFanSCDawgFan Posts: 9 ✭ Freshman

    I seem to recall Clemson won a National championship in 2016 and had a loss to an unranked Pitt team. Keep winning and it will all be in front of us and there will be no undefeated teams left. Our offense needs to be better, but there is time to prove the Dawgs are up to the task. Keep winning and Dawgs can raise a new banner...(although Central Florida may claim to share the title).

    Just keep winning!! Defense wins championships!! Go Dawgs!

  • RussianBurnerbotRussianBurnerbot Posts: 4 ✭ Freshman
    edited November 20

    Because as the committee showed on Tuesday, no matter how good Georgia’s wins are, they aren’t going to be enough to propel them over an unbeaten team.

    How did the committee show this on Tuesday?

    Georgia could conceivably end the season with wins over 5 ranked teams (LSU, Florida, Auburn, Notre Dame, TAMU), including at least one top 5 win (LSU), and potentially multiple top 10 wins (Auburn, Florida). Clemson will end their season with maybe one (TAMU) or two (TAMU, Va Tech/Virginia/Pitt from the ACCCG) ranked wins at the time, nevermind in the final rankings (the ACCCG loser won't make the final CFP ranking).

    The CFP isn't a projection. There's no reason to put Georgia ahead of Clemson now because our resume doesn't make up for a loss, but add in a ranked win vs TAMU and an upset of the #1 team in a de facto playoff game, and there may be.

  • Timothy1952Timothy1952 Posts: 89 ✭✭ Sophomore

    I agree with your assessment of Georgia’s situation, it is hard for me to understand even with the “ eye test “ why Clemson is in the top four.they will have beaten no on.

  • kirkhilleskirkhilles Posts: 147 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Yep, NCAA needs to get off their corrupt butts and start finding a way to force more stronger matchups. I get that winning is all that matters and Clemson won the NC last year, but not enough people say "How could a team with such a weak schedule like Clemson barely pull off a victory against a team like UNC".

    And Oregon is sooooo good with their 4 point win against unranked Washington and 2 point win against a 5 loss Washington State? Yeah.

    Those important end of game plays that determine victories can easily sway your opinion as to "how good" a team is.

    I WILL say though that I'd be more upset if we wound up beating Auburn say 28-0 as opposed to winning the way we did - there's no doubt they would've beaten us had the game gone into OT or was about 5 minutes longer. I'll take the "W" but I don't think it was the statement it could've been.

    Our NC hopes come down really to this game. If we lose (even a close game), NOTHING (not even beating LSU) can get us into the playoffs. If we can hold on and win these last 2 games and keep LSU at least close, then we have a VERY outside shot at getting in.

  • kirkhilleskirkhilles Posts: 147 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Well, at least Ohio State has 3 really tough games ahead of them now. Penn State (#8), Michigan (#13) and then likely a #10 Minnesota or maybe #12 Wisconsin. If they win all 3 games, then they'll have earned their spot. If they lose to Penn State, then Penn State actually goes to the division championship game which would be interesting in how they get ranked.

  • Ugagolf80Ugagolf80 Posts: 21 ✭ Freshman

    The S. Carolina loss is already baked into their rating and they are Number 4. If they win out the SC loss means NOTHING-they are in. If they lose another game they are out b/c of 2 losses. I don't care where they are ranked as long as they GET INTO THE TOP 4. No matter where they land in the top 4 they will have to beat 2 great teams to win the National Championship anyway. Just keep winning and it all takes care of itself. This discussion is noise.

  • BoydCrowderBoydCrowder Posts: 8 ✭ Freshman

    The most significant thing about the SC loss is the same now as it was the day after the game: that there is virtually no margin for error for the remainder of the season, including the SEC championship game. A two-loss team is highly unlikely to get into a 4-team playoff. Consider the scenario of winning the next 2 and losing to LSU - there is absolutely no way a 2-loss non-conference-champion gets in. Or consider the scenario of losing one of the next two but beating LSU - well, first ask Penn State how being a 2-loss conference champ worked out for them in 2016 - Ohio State was chosen over them. The only situation I can think of where that possibly could have happened was two years ago when Auburn probably would have gotten in if they had beaten Georgia in the SEC championship game - but they had the rather extraordinary achievement of beating two #1 ranked teams at the end of the year, and would have added an additional win over a previous #1 had they beaten Georgia (and Auburn's two prior losses were at LSU and at Clemson). So... in short: WIN OUT!! GO DAWGS!!

  • Tom1111Tom1111 Posts: 126 ✭✭✭ Junior

    We have to beat LSU to advance to the playoffs .

    if we lose we are out

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