The third set of College Football Playoff rankings came out on Tuesday night and the Bulldogs once again came in as the No. 5 ranked team.
Georgia is still behind No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 4 Michigan. The Wolverines are the only one-loss team ranked ahead of the Bulldogs. Michigan’s lone loss this season came against Notre Dame, and that was during the first week of the season. Georgia meanwhile lost 36-16 to LSU, who is ranked No. 7.
A total of six SEC teams are ranked. Florida comes in at No. 13, while Kentucky dropped to No. 17 after the loss to Tennessee over the weekend. Mississippi State, who lost to Alabama this weekend, came in at No. 24.
The Bulldogs will have a chance to play their way into the Top 4, as Georgia will play Alabama in the SEC Championship Game. The two teams will meet in Atlanta on Dec. 1, as both teams have already locked up their respective divisions. These two teams met in Atlanta last season with the national title on the line. The Crimson Tide won that matchup, 26-23.
This will also be the first time that Georgia and Alabama have met in the SEC Championship Game since 2012. Alabama won that game as well, as the it pulled out a 32-28 win. Georgia coach Kirby Smart was the defensive coordinator for that Alabama team.
Notre Dame and Michigan both have tricky games left, as the Fighting Irish take on No. 12 Syracuse this week in New York. Michigan meanwhile still has to visit No. 10 Ohio State on Nov. 24 as well.
As for Georgia’s remaining regular season schedule, the Bulldogs have two more home games, as they host UMass this Saturday at 4 p.m. Then, the Bulldogs take on in-state rival Georgia Tech on Nov. 24. That game is scheduled for a noon ET kick. Alabama takes on Citadel and Auburn to close out its season.
College Football Playoff rankings
1. Alabama (10-0)
2. Clemson (10-0)
3. Notre Dame (10-0)
4. Michigan (9-1)
5. Georgia (9-1)
6. Oklahoma (9-1)
7. LSU (8-2)
8. Washington State (9-1)
9. West Virginia (8-1)
10. Ohio State (9-1)
11. UCF (9-0)
12. Syracuse (8-2)
13. Florida (7-3)
14. Penn State (7-3)
15. Texas (7-3)
16. Iowa State (6-3)
17. Kentucky (7-3)
18. Washington (7-3)
19. Utah (7-3)
20. Boston College (7-3)
21. Mississippi State (6-4)
22. Northwestern (6-4)
23. Utah State (9-1)
24. Cincinnati (9-1)
25. Boise State (8-2)
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