Who is the real No. 1 college football team in the country: Alabama or Georgia? | The Tylt
Who is the real No. 1 college football team in the country: Alabama or Georgia?
The problem with being dominant in a sport for so long is that people get sick of how good you are. It is a problem that Alabama has found after being ranked second in the first College Football Playoff ranking in 2017. The Crimson Tide are undefeated and have beaten foes in convincing fashion. Alabama destroyed Florida State in the first week of the season when the Seminoles were No. 3 in the AP Poll, but people seem to have forgotten that.
If any other team was ranked No. 1 and was undefeated the way Alabama has been this year, there is no way the CFP selection committee would knock them off from the top spot. But that doesn't matter. The Crimson Tide are the best team in the country, and everyone knows it.
Finally! At least some people have gotten past the mystique of Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide, and realized Georgia has been the superior team this year. Alabama may be undefeated, but you have to really look at who they have beaten to know they're good, but not the best. Florida State may have been the No. 3 team at the beginning of the season, but the team is currently 2-5 with no signs of improving. Their next best win was in College Station against Texas A&M who are barely above .500 in the SEC. Those aren't impressive wins right now.
Georgia beat Notre Dame in Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish are currently No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings. The Bulldogs also beat Mississippi State, who was ranked No. 17 when they played and currently No. 21 after defeating Texas A&M at College Station. Alabama is good, but Georgia is better. The CFP selection committee got it right.