The current lede on the main clip at ESPN’s College Football page asks: “How do rivalry games get even more important? When playoff spots are on the line.”
Meanwhile, from Andy Staples:
Georgia Tech at Georgia: Instead of Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate, we could see Clean, Old-Fashioned Trying Not To Get Anybody Hurt With Conference Championship Games Next Week. The Bulldogs will learn Friday at the end of the Arkansas-Missouri game whether they’ll play for the SEC title next week. The Yellow Jackets are already slotted to face Florida State for the ACC title. The dynamics of the game could be quite odd if each team is looking ahead to trying to win a conference title the following week.
Does that mean he thinks Tech won’t resort to cut blocking as much? But I digress… oh, yeah. Nothing here that an eight- or sixteen-team playoff can’t improve.