Over the next 10-plus seasons, the Georgia Bulldogs have some big-time home-and-home series on their schedule.

Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Clemson, UCLA, Florida State, Texas and Oregon are some of the schools the Bulldogs will face either in home-and-home series or neutral site games in the next couple of decades.

Why is Georgia going so big with their schedule when others aren’t? In a piece by CBS Sports, AD Greg McGarity said he thinks the tough schedules will give the Dawgs a boost when it comes to the College Football Playoff selection process:

“The distinction between some schools is very thin,” McGarity said. “If I’m sitting in the room and I’m a selection committee member, I’m going to value who you play and how did you schedule up. You get extra credit there. I think that’s where it’s leading.”

These games won’t be easy, but if the Bulldogs can navigate the difficult schedules, they’ll be in a good position to make the Playoff those years.

Plus, the games will be fun for fans, and that’s always good during nonconference seasons.