CFP committee chairman Kirby Hocutt explains why Georgia was ranked No. 1 over Alabama
Were you surprised that Georgia was ranked No. 1 over Alabama?
It was certainly an interesting debut for the College Football Playoff rankings with the Bulldogs ranked ahead of the Crimson Tide, but something tells us that Nick Saban is exactly where he wants to be.
College Football Playoff committee chairman Kirby Hocutt hopped on ESPN after the debut of the rankings, and he was asked why UGA was ranked No. 1 over Alabama.
His explanation was quite simple, and it was strictly a resume-based decision.
“At the end of the day, it was the two wins against CFP top-25 teams for Georgia,” Hocutt explained.
The Bulldogs obviously have beaten No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 16 Mississippi State.
Hocutt explained that the committee had an in-depth discussion on teams No. 3 through No. 7, but he added it spent even more time discussing Georgia and Alabama. He said the day started with a passionate discussion of Georgia-Alabama, and it ended the day with a passionate discussion about Georgia-Alabama.
The Bulldogs and Crimson Tide appear to be on a collision course in the SEC Championship Game.