The Georgia Bulldogs suffered a devastating 35-28 loss at the hands of Alabama on Saturday, giving them their second defeat of the season. While some viewed the game as a do-or-die for the Bulldogs' College Football Playoff chances, their performance against the best team in college football proves that they are one of the top four teams in the nation.
Alabama entered Saturday's tilt having barely been challenged this year, with their closest margin of victory coming against Texas A&M, a game they won by 22 points. Even on the road, the Crimson Tide were outstanding, outscoring their opponents 214-59 in their four road games.
Georgia played an incredibly competitive game against the team that was undoubtedly regarded as the best in the country, and their efforts should be rewarded.
We’ll find out today if the CFP is truly about the “four best teams.” If it is, and not just lip service, it will be Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, and Georgia. The Dawgs’ performance against ‘Bama would’ve easily beaten any team their competitors faced Saturday.— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) December 2, 2018
While Oklahoma had a strong outing on Saturday, taking down Texas in the Big 12 Championship, it's clear that Georgia are the stronger side. Alabama was largely considered to be unbeatable, but the Bulldogs took them to the wire and showcased what makes them a top four team in the country.
The Bulldogs boast one of the best offenses in the nation, with Jake Fromm under center and their defense is just as talented. They are a squad that opposing teams would dread meeting in the first round of the College Football Playoffs.
Nick Saban on Georgia: "They are one of the four best teams in the country. I don't want to play them again. That is the ultimate compliment I can give them."— Tony Barnhart (@MrCFB) December 2, 2018
Nick Saban even gave Georgia his compliments, saying they were a team he did not want to play again. He is well aware of the degree of difficulty it takes to beat Georgia and believes they deserve a spot in the College Football Playoffs.
So do we.