CFP Playoff Rankings: Recapping Week 13 for the top 6

Alabama head coach Nick Saban greets Georgia head coach Kirby Smart
Alabama head coach Nick Saban greets Georgia head coach Kirby Smart /
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Week 14 may have the been best week of college football that I have seen all season long. In fact, it was one of the best rivalry weeks we’ve had in years with tons of upsets and close games that impacted the college football playoff.

As we wrap up the regular season and head into conference championship week, here’s a recap of what happened in week 14. Since the playoff is nearly upon us, I will only be analyzing the top 6 ranked teams in the committee’s ranking this week. These are the only remaining teams who have a legitimate shot at making the playoff when the final selections come out this upcoming Sunday. Let’s dive into the final regular-season recap as we start with the No.1 ranked Georgia Bulldogs.

1. Georgia (12-0)

Week 13 result: Defeated Georgia Tech 45-0

Georgia finished out their perfect regular season with a 45-0 domination of their in-state rival. This was their 3rd shutout of the season. I know we’ve harped on it many times but you can’t say enough good things about this Georgia defense. It was truly historic. To put things into perspective, this defense allowed an average of 6.9 points per game which is the lowest since an Oklahoma team from the 1980s who allowed 6.8.

So the fact that the Bulldogs allowed the lowest amount of points per game in over 30 years is truly remarkable. Since their defense has been so good, I don’t think we’ve given this Georgia offense enough credit. People act like their offense is bad when they’ve literally averaged over 40 points a game.

The Bulldogs’ offense is in no way a weakness for this team. In fact, their offense is getting even better as of late especially with the return of wide receiver George Pickens who played his first game Saturday against Georgia Tech. He only had one catch for five yards but it was still great to see him out there. I would also expect to see him get more touches in the net few games. Stetson Bennett appears to be the QB who’s gonna take them through the playoff.

He has played too well to be benched and was fantastic again this past weekend. He threw for 255 yards and four touchdowns on 20 attempts.  Their final star of offense is true freshman tight end Brock Bowers. He has improved every week and has become their best offensive weapon believe it or not. Bowers went 100 yards and two touchdowns on only 3 receptions vs Georgia Tech. Defense is definitely what this Georgia team will forever be known for, but you still can’t sleep on Kirby Smart’s offense.