If it weren’t for bad luck, Georiga wouldn’t have any at all. It has had good seasons on par with other SEC National Champions, but the breaks haven’t gone our way.
Take LSU in 2007, for example. Going into Championship weekend, LSU was ranked #7 in the BCS. Missouri was #1 and West Virginia was #2. Mizzou had a tough test against Oklahoma, but West Virginia was playing hapless Pitt. You figured most likely it would be West Virginia vs. #3 Ohio State. We know what happened…#3 moved to #1, and #7 moved all the way to #2, past #4 UGA. I wasn’t too pissed; LSU won the SEC. But in order to even be in that position, LSU had to sit and wait for other teams to lose in front of them.
Georgia finds itself in a similar situation. I am not really worried about that right now. Three things I am worried about:
1. Get past Southern without any injuries.
2. Destory Tech.
3. Beat Bama.
That is all what we need to focus on right now. And quite frankly, doing all 3 of those things would be a huge feat.
And I think, although there is a chance, it is unlikely that Georgia will play for it all in Miami. Even if we beat Alabama, it is still a longshot.
But…let’s just play the “if” game, shall we? Just humor my imagination.
Take all of this with a grain of salt, becuase there are a lot of variables that would go into play here. But let’s just say that Georgia does the 3 things I mentioned above it can control. What if we see a repeat of sorts of 2007, the top teams start losing late in the season? What if Kansas State is beaten by Texas? Oregon loses to either Stanford, Oregon State or USC/UCLA? Notre Dame loses to USC?
All three of those teams losing is unlikely, yes, but not impossible. Then, who would Georgia play in the BCS Championship game?
All of these teams would drop to far to have one of them play. For Georgia to be in the conversation it would mean Alabama would have 2 losses and be out of discussion. Who could it be?
If Florida beats Florida State next week, you could see the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party in Miami. Florida would have victories over Texas A&M, South Carolina, LSU and Florida State. Their only loss would be to SEC Champion Georgia. The Gators would be more deserving than Alabama last year.
I know, I know. This isn’t going to happen. Stay focused on my 1, 2 and 3 just enjoy the ride. But could you imagine if this did transpire? Georgia and Florida for the National Championship. Just thinking about it makes my stomach knot up. It would be the most epic thing ever.