Should Dawgs Be No. 1 Now? Georgia 42, Florida 7
After destroying Florida, and with the way Notre Dame is playing, will Georgia move up into the No. 1 spot?
Of course Alabama fans are going to go crazy if its team isn’t No. 1 in the first College Football Playoff rankings, but it doesn’t really matter.
Win the SEC Championship, go 13-0, and you’re No. 1, Alabama. All things will be fine.
But with Notre Dame blowing out NC State, and coming off the destruction of USC, now the Bulldogs have wins over the Irish in South Bend, and blowout after blowout ever since.
The overall resume isn’t amazing, but the Dawgs are looking and playing every bit as well as the Crimson Tide. And now, with this annihilation of Florida – the Gators didn’t look like they belonged on the same field – at the very least, they’re looking the part of a No. 1 team.
But again, though, these first rankings don’t matter all that much. It’ll all come down to the SEC Championship. However, Georgia is creeping closer and closer to that Gets In No Matter What Range if it goes 12-0 going into Atlanta.
Jake Fromm only completed 4-of-7 passes for 101 yards with a touchdown and a pick. This was all about the dominance of the Georgia offensive front, and the 1-2 rushing punch of Nick Chubb and Sony Michel came through. Michel tore off 137 yards and two touchdowns, and Chubb ran for 77 yards and a touchdown.
Florida simply has no offensive punch. Lamical Perine ran well 93 yards averaging close to six yards per carry – but there aren’t any receiving playmakers, and Feleipe Franks couldn’t come up with a meaningful completion. Malik Zaire hit 3-of-6 throws for 36 yards and ran for 30 more.
Georgia hasn’t clinched the East, but it basically has. South Carolina is dangerous, but getting through the road game at Auburn should be the scariest game left.
Florida now needs to come up with something special to go bowling. At 3-4, it has to win three of its last four games with at Missouri, at South Carolina, UAB and FSU to play. Good luck, Gators.