Georgia’s scenario to stay in the Top 4 of the College Football Playoff is quite simple — win, and you’re in. But this week, there was a growing sentiment that the Bulldogs could also make the playoff with a close loss to Alabama on Saturday.
ESPN color commentator Lee Corso took fans through the scenario of Alabama and Georgia both making the playoff early on College GameDay early Saturday morning.
“If Alabama and Georgia both end this game with one loss, they are in the playoff. And out goes, Big 12, Pac-12 and Big 10 champions.”
But Corso went even further, asking whether it’s time to discuss an expanded playoff field.
“Now, is it time to talk about expansion?”
College GameDay host Rece Davis hilarious responded “Already?” But then did support his colleague.
“They keep saying, conference commissioners and presidents, have had zero discussions (of expansion), but that (leaving out three conference champions) may spark a discussion.”
The major negative about expanding the College Football Playoff to a field of six or eight is even before taking the field in the SEC Championship, Georgia and Alabama would both already be in the playoff. That would lead to a less meaningful championship game.
Georgia seems to be the x-factor in terms of whether or not the committee will have ‘chaos’ when choosing its final Top 4 on Sunday. And apparently to some, how the Bulldogs performance in the SEC Championship could impact how the playoff system looks down the road as well.