When the College Football Playoff field was revealed, the nation rose up to defend 13-0 Florida State. The Seminoles dropped from the fourth spot to No. 5 to make room for Alabama, but no one batted an eye when Georgia football was slotted in at No. 6 after sitting at No. 1 all season long and only losing by one score to the Crimson Tide in the SEC title game.
It was almost like everyone expected Georgia to drop out of the field. But why?
Georgia had dominated most opponents all season long and the only loss was to a team that made the playoff by just three points. How does that justify a five-spot drop and a playoff miss for the two-time defending champs who started the season 12-0?
Instead, everyone defended Florida State and took the Seminoles' side. How could a 12-0 Florida State team without Jordan Travis possibly miss the playoff field?
On Saturday, Georgia proved that it should have been the team that everyone went to bat for.
The Bulldogs hammered Florida State 63-3 in the Orange Bowl to improve to 13-1 on the year. It was the largest win in bowl game history. It wasn't even close and Georgia could have scored 70 or 80 if it played its starters a few extra drives. The backups were having their way with the Seminoles. Not even Jordan Travis or Johnny Wilson or Keon Coleman could have prevented a blowout here.
I get it, Florida State was down a bunch of major players, but Georgia was deeper, stronger, faster, and more talented at every single position. The Bulldogs could have been in the playoff field and legitimately dominated their way to another national title.
It's time we consider Georgia, not Florida State, the biggest playoff snub of 2023 -- and maybe ever.