How’s that CFP resume shaping up?

Chris Hummer has Georgia number three in his rankings, saying,

Georgia would have an argument as the nation’s No. 1 team if you just looked at the scores of its first two games. The Bulldogs are the only team on this list with a victory over a top 10 opponent (27-6 over No. 7 Auburn), and they beat Arkansas by 27 points in Week 1. But the committee watches these games, and it’s a difficult to get the Razorbacks’ 10-5 third-quarter lead out of my brain when thinking about the Bulldogs.

Georgia’s defense is elite, holding Auburn to a minuscule 2.73 yards per play. The talent is overwhelming. Yet it’s hard to look at the Bulldogs in the same light as Alabama and Clemson with such a shaky situation at QB, at least compared to the other elite teams in the country. But with Tennessee and then Alabama next on the schedule, the Bulldogs have an opportunity to close the month as No. 1.

It’s still early, so that first half against Arkansas is fresh on people’s minds.  It’ll fade, though, replaced by how the Dawgs fare against Alabama and Florida.

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36 responses to “How’s that CFP resume shaping up?

  1. DawgStats

    Meanwhile, your Daily Gator’s Total EPA has allowed more than all CFP not named OU.

    LSU, OSU, and CU had <10 Total EPA and UF is trending towards OU numbers.

    “Not Great Bob”

    https://bulldawgillustrated.com/sports/uga-football-2/dawgstats-ranking-the-sec-offensive-and-defensive-metrics/

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  2. CB

    A Tennessee win might bolster the resume as well. Kirby said after Saturday’s game that UT was better than Auburn right now. I kinda rolled my eyes at first, but the more I think about it Tennessee is easily better on the LOS. Running backs and linebackers appear solid as well. Compared to Auburn anyway.

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    • I think UT’s secondary is much better than AU’s, too.

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      • Down Island Way

        Let’s take a breath and consider the facts…the team has kinda overcome the new “OC” syndrome, the last string QB being a starter, the no “OL” starters, the don’t have any receivers conversation, no “Specs”….not saying UGA should have crumbled, but screw those narratives and take UGA for who they will be in week 3, better than in week one…take down those urnge ass wipes in UGA fashion and move on 3-0….

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    • biggusrickus

      Tennessee has a better offensive line. i don’t think I’d go any further than that at this point. Georgia manhandled them up the middle, but Auburn held up pretty well against Kentucky, especially after the first quarter. South Carolina and Missouri had about the level of rushing and passing success you’d expect against a decent defense, The same can be said of Kentucky against Auburn. Tennessee and Auburn are also basically on par in terms of overall talent by the 247 metric. That means Tennessee is better than they’ve been, but they still aren’t a real threat unless Georgia plays poorly.

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    • Russ

      Tennessee’s lines have to be better almost by default, don’t they? Auburn was absolutely embarrassed on both sides of the line of scrimmage.

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    • He’s right. Tennessee is better and will be a hard out. Good coaches and they’ve improved the roster.

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  3. Just get through Tennessee first.

    This is definitely the year to ignore all the noise and just handle what’s in front of you that week.

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    • I’d love to be a fly on the wall inside the program to see how Smart & Co are attempting to keep the staff and players from looking ahead to Bama…..

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      • biggusrickus

        Bennett seems like a pretty serious dude who will treat every game like it’s a referendum on his ability (which they will be in a lot of people’s eyes), so that probably helps some.

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  4. charlottedawg

    We control our own destiny, that’s all that matters. Beat Alabama (in tuscaloosa and/ or atlanta) and florida and you’re in, lose and a committee decides if you’re in. The only resume that matters is the one after the seccg, your resume now doesn’t matter, at all. I feel like I’m stating the obvious here.

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    • Russ

      That’s key. Win and you’re in. Rankings don’t really matter anymore when you’re in the SEC. Just win and you’re in. Lose and you booze.

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  5. 69Dawg

    Come on lets see the true metric of a QB, what is his hand size and how much of a mudder is he. I hate rain especially after last years SC game.

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