Top 25 Takeaways: Georgia loss shakes up playoff picture

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 12:42:10 AM. No. 2 Georgia is no longer unbeaten. No. 6 Wisconsin still is. And all that talk of two Southeastern Conference teams making it to the College Football Playoff is not looking so good – but it is definitely not over.In the first of three games Saturday...
No. 2 Georgia is no longer unbeaten. No. 6 Wisconsin still is. And all that talk of two Southeastern Conference teams making it to the College Football Playoff is not looking so good – but it is definitely not over. In the first of three games Saturday matching top-10 teams, No. 10 Auburn crushed No. 2 Georgia to set up huge Iron Bowl and put the Tigers with two losses in the playoff race that still very much goes through Alabama. No. 8 TCU was at No. 5 Oklahoma and No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 7 Miami met later Saturday. The early part of monster slate of games that included seven matching teams ranked in the Top 25 was all about unexpected blowouts. Thoughts, takedowns and takeaways from Week 11 of the college football season. 1. Can we take Auburn coach Gus Malzahn off the hot seat now or nah? 2. The question was: Can Georgia win if a defense forces freshman Jake Fromm and the passing game to do the heavy lifting? Auburn was the first team to force the Bulldogs into that position and the answer was: Absolutely not. 3. So forget about all that two SEC teams in the playoff stuff, right? Not so fast. The Bulldogs are locked into the conference championship game. If they were to beat an unbeaten Alabama in Atlanta, leaving both 12-1, that whole two-SEC-teams thing is still on the table. But Auburn didn’t help that. 4. The top-ranked Crimson Tide will take over that spot when the new playoff selection committee rankings come out Tuesday after escaping Mississippi State in...Read more
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