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WATCH: Closer look at pending College Football Playoff rankings, Georgia football mojo

ATHENS — Georgia football politics are back in session, with the College Football Playoff Committee releasing their first rankings of the season.

The Bulldogs have a case to be as high as No. 6, but the CFP Committee uses several different metrics in its evaluations, and as Kirby Smart said last year it will change every year.

RELATED: Kirby Smart is legit worried about Missouri, and here’s why

Georgia’s path to the College Football Playoff is simple: Beat Missouri, Auburn, Texas A&M and Georgia Tech, and then win the SEC Championship Game, and the Bulldogs are in.

But one more regular season loss could prove costly, even if the Bulldogs were to win the SEC Championship Game.

Would the CFP Committee choose a one-loss Alabama or LSU over a two-loss Georgia that won the SEC Championship Game?

It happened to Big Ten Champion Penn State in 2016, when the Nittany Lions won the Big Ten Championship Game and finished 11-2 and the CFP took Ohio State into the playoffs — even though Penn State beat the Buckeyes head-to-head!

Here’s some CFP talk, along with more stories about Lawrence Cager and the start of the Anthony “Antman” Edwards era at Georgia.

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