CFP chair Kirby Hocutt explains why Georgia is still No. 1 over Alabama
The second College Football Playoff rankings of the 2017 season were released on Tuesday night, and the top four was unchanged, with Georgia, Alabama, Notre Dame and Clemson holding down the four spots, in that order.
On Saturday, Georgia and Alabama both picked up 24-10 home victories, with the Bulldogs taking down an unranked South Carolina team and the Crimson Tide beating No. 19 LSU.
Even though the Tide picked up a better win on Saturday, CFP chair Kirby Hocutt said after the rankings were released that Georgia’s Week 2 win at Notre Dame is still the difference between the two squads.
“We spent time on No. 1 and No. 2 Alabama,” he said. “Good test for Georgia in South Carolina, but a little better test for Alabama against LSU. The biggest difference is Georgia’s win at Notre Dame.”
Georgia takes on No. 10 Auburn this weekend, while Alabama plays No. 16 Mississippi State. Both of those games are on the road, and will go a long way toward helping the committee decide who is No. 1 at this time next week.