Georgia Bulldogs projected to reach College Football Playoff by ESPN metric


Despite an open date over the weekend, the Georgia Bulldogs are still generating some national buzz. Mark Richt’s club was dominant in running away from the Clemson Tigers in a season-opening rout, and as such, the Dawgs are a consensus top-10 team. However, Brad Edwards of ESPN takes the love for Georgia a step further, as the college football insider projects the Bulldogs to reach the College Football Playoff in his latest predictor.

While the piece is for “Insiders only” ($$), Edwards slots the Dawgs into the 4th position in his projections, giving UGA a 2.4 percent chance to run the table as an undefeated, with a 24.7 percent chance of winning the SEC at this stage. Obviously, these are rough calculations given the relative lack of data available (i.e. two weeks of play), but in actuality, Georgia’s odds decreased while they were sitting on the sidelines, as the SEC’s power rating improved in week two.

The Georgia Bulldogs have a considerable test on the horizon in their second game of the 2014 season, as they leave the friendly confines of Athens for the first time in traveling to Columbia to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks. Steve Spurrier’s club has not been terribly impressive (to be kind) this season, but it is always a hotly-contested rivalry, and UGA will be challenged to hold on to the top spot in the projections given by Edwards.

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