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2018 Schedule
6-1, 1st in SEC - East
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17hHeather Dinich

Ranking the one-loss teams by playoff potential

One loss might not sink a team with College Football Playoff hopes, but it does mean that everything now has to fall perfectly into place for a top-four spot in the committee's final rankings.

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4dRyan McGee

Georgia has gained the respect of the Bottom 10

Georgia fans have been complaining about their team not getting enough national recognition, but after going from No. 2 overall to the Coveted Fifth Spot, they've earned the Bottom 10's respect.

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The Pac-12 has just a 1 in 20 shot at putting a team in the playoff. Meanwhile, the SEC is still the most likely conference to get two teams in, but that number has dropped quite a bit over last few weeks.

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The 10 teams most likely to reach the playoff, according to ESPN's Playoff Predictor. Georgia (27%) is still alive after its loss to LSU. For the Tigers it was not only the win but the way they won -- handily -- that put them on the board.

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Strength of Record top 10: strictly a measure a accomplishment this season. Achieving a 6-1 record with LSU's schedule was more difficult than going undefeated thus far with Clemson or Alabama's schedule.

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No team's playoff position improved in Week 7 more than Michigan. The Wolverines are now the sixth most likely team to reach the playoff, narrowly ahead of Oklahoma.

Finebaum: 'Tempting' to write Georgia off (1:02)
Smart: 'We couldn't get any rhythm in the second quarter' (0:42)

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

UGA head coach Kirby Smart on QB decisions, Fromm vs Fields. "It's easy to question it now and we'll look at just like everyone else. But there were a lot of mistakes made in a lot of places. We'll always go with the guy that we think gives us the best chance to win. But let's not pin mistakes on one guy tonight. There were plenty of mistakes to go around."

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

Before tonight LSU had hosted AP Top 2 teams 14 times and won only twice. They defeated No.2 Ole Miss in 1961 and No. 1 Florida in 1997. Now you can add No. 2 Georgia in 2018 to that short list.


LSU knocks off No. 2 Georgia for signature win

Joe Burrow passed for 200 yards and had two short touchdown runs, LSU's defense staggered Georgia's normally prolific offense, and the 13th-ranked Tigers beat the No. 2 Bulldogs 36-16 on Saturday to give coach Ed Orgeron a signature victory.

Elijah Holyfield takes pride in his name (3:25)
Herbstreit: Georgia's defense is key to beating LSU (1:42)
Holyfield emerging as 'The Real Deal' in Georgia's backfield (3:24)

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

Just chatted with Kirby Smart at the UGA hotel in Baton Rouge. Not surprisingly, he's locked in. But he's also pumped for the Death Valley environment. "Man, that's why you want to play and coach college football, to have experiences like a big time Georgia-LSU game."

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Top 25 takeaways: Upsets rule in wild Week 7

Four top-eight teams lost on Saturday, shaking up the College Football Playoff chase. What have we learned from the day's games?

Georgia ready to prove themselves against tough October slate (1:59)
The Bear dissects Week 7 CFB picks (1:28)
Playoff hopes hinge on road wins (1:29)

The Right Time: Michael Felder on Butler/CFB

Bomani is joined by friend of the show Michael Felder of Stadium to dish on the Jimmy Butler situation and infighting amongst teammates across sports (3:22), which team could get left out of the College Football Playoff (17:37) as well as if the dream of Texas being "back" has actually come true (44:44).


Campus Conversation: Pac-12 Issues, Concerns For Contenders, Steele

Matt Schick, Ryan McGee & Brad Edwards discuss issues with Pac-12 officiating (1:50), the biggest concern for a couple of contenders (15:43) and more. Plus, they "Fill in the Blanks" for Week 7 (24:15), and chat with Phil Steele (35:12) before Walk-Ons (48:46) & Extra Points (55:41).

Team Stats

Passing Yards235.669th
Rushing Yards226.324th
Points For39.6Tied-18th
Points Against16.312th