3-4 in the SEC, the Georgia Bulldogs are currently eighth in the conference. They still need a win over either the Auburn Tigers or Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to become bowl eligible, but let’s assume they make it in and remain eighth. This would be good enough for the Liberty Bowl in Memphis on Dec. 31, which also welcomes the Conference USA champ. The Liberty has eighth pick among all SEC schools, though a better bowl could always skip a better team and take the Dawgs.
The UCF Knights and SMU Mustangs currently lead C-USA, though SMU still needs to beat UTEP tonight to keep the inside track for the conference title game. UCF is undefeated in-conference and on a five-game win streak.
If Georgia is able to rise to seventh in the SEC due to a total collapse by either the Mississippi St. Bulldogs or Arkansas Razorbacks, both of whom hold tiebreakers over the Dawgs, they could potentially make it to the Music City Bowl on Dec. 30 in Nashville. That Missy State meltdown might not be entirely out of the question: the westside Dawgs have Alabama, Arkansas, and always-random Ole Miss left.
The Music City picks sixth from ACC schools, which might currently be either the Maryland Terrapins, N.C. State Wolfpack, or North Carolina Tar Heels, but can any team ever really be ranked above another in the world’s most spastic sports league? The Pack have an easy schedule remaining, so let’s say they move up.
Dawgs vs. Heels would pair two very disgruntled teams from very large and historic universities, and absolutely nobody is checking for Georgia-Maryland, so let’s root for a UNC matchup.