If Georgian football played in PSC today, they would beat No.4 OSU
The third round of the college football playoff standings was released on Tuesday night, and of course Georgia football is still the undisputed No.1 ranked team.
There’s a lot of football left, but after week 11 the committee opted to keep the top four from week two of the CFP standings. With this move, the committee is keen to leave Cincinnati out, but that said, a miracle could happen for the Bearcats.
While there are still two weeks of regular season and conference title games to play – if the committee decides on the playoffs today, that would include two exciting semi-final games.
The Dawgs would face No.4 Ohio State while No.2 Alabama would play No.3 Oregon in the Orange Bowl or Cotton Bowl.
Georgian football would see a more favorable route if the CFP week 12 standings decided the qualifiers.
While the Buckeyes are known for their powerful attacks, their defenses haven’t been the best. Ohio State beat Purdue by 28 points, but the Buckeyes gave up 31 points against them.
Once again, the defense is insufficient for the state of Ohio, while the defense of Georgia has demolished Tennessee. The Buckeyes are holding up strong on offense as CJ Stroud is 214 of 211 for 3,036 yards, 30 touchdowns and five interceptions.
Ohio State would be the easiest route for Georgia as they wouldn’t have to play Alabama two weeks in a row, but the Buckeyes stack up well against the Dawgs.
Both of these teams have attacks that can score and although on paper the Buckeyes have one of the most explosive attacks and lead the country with 46.3 points per game they haven’t come close to playing a game. defense like Georgia’s.
The Dawgs are the No. 2 rush defense, the No. 6 pass defense, and the nation’s No. 2 total defense. Ohio State is No. 1 in total offense averaging 550 yards per game, but the best defense they’ve faced came in Week 1 against Minnesota, who is currently No. 7 in total defense.
However, since then the Buckeyes haven’t played a top 40 ranked defense.
Georgia managed to demolish the left and right sides, so while the Buckeyes are a different animal, if those two met for a semi-final game on Saturday, that defense would be too much for Stroud. His inexperience against a defense like this would be a big factor in this game and maybe decide it.
This is all rhetoric, however, because the Buckeyes have to face off against Michigan State and Michigan, two top 10 teams, so it will be interesting to see if they can get past those two without losing to either of them.
Georgia have an easier course as they face Charleston Southern and Georgia Tech, but they need to stay focused.
There are still three weeks to go before we know who will be the top four, but the Dawgs have a pretty decent path to get there at the moment. If they play their game, Georgia could look to Indianapolis for the title game.