Elite isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. But it usually is.

Bill Connelly ($$) looks at Georgia’s hot start and compares it to similar ones:

Indeed, Georgia is only the 12th team since 1979 to have overachieved by more than 15 points per game against an average spread of at least -20. Four of the other 11 teams to have pulled this off won the national title — 36% of them, which almost perfectly matches Georgia’s current national title odds of 39%, per the Allstate Playoff Predictor — and three more came achingly close. Only one finished the year with more than two losses.

The outlier was 2019 Wisconsin, which couldn’t get over the Ohio State hump after two cracks at it.  (I won’t say what I’m thinking now, if you won’t.)  Overall, though, as recipes for success go, I’ll take it.

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11 responses to “Elite isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. But it usually is.

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    “couldn’t get over the Ohio State hump after two cracks at it.”
    Groan. And you asked us not to go there. 😉

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  2. akascuba

    Just stay healthy on defense and get healthy on offense if done this team can beat anyone. If required they can do it twice and slay the beast.

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  3. ApalachDawg aux Bruxelles

    to be the man sometimes you have to beat the man…twice

    as long as we have a heathy team, i like the chances of our men over the other teams men

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  4. stoopnagle

    FWIW, ESPN Playoff Predictor says if we win out, lose in ATL, we have a 95% chance to make the CFP.

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  5. I ain’t jinxing shit…just beat Auburn on sat

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  6. uga97

    What Bill really meant to say is simply: “This is what competing for championships regularly looks like.”

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