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Georgia received its extremely anticipated matchup with Tennessee, 27-13, however whereas the Bulldogs had been third with the Volunteers first in final week’s School Soccer Playoff Rankings, the Dawgs’ win doesn’t change the projected playoff matchups. A nine-point favourite getting into the sport, Georgia was already projected to beat Tennessee, win the SEC and earn the highest spot within the CFP with the Vols anticipated to take the fourth seed.
Some assist might be crucial for Tennessee to slip into the CFP at 11-1. Crucial of these developments is Georgia remaining undefeated, successful SEC at 13-0. Any loss for the Dawgs will push them down the rankings, and they’re now a ceiling for a way excessive the Vols can end.
One other essential issue for Tennessee is Alabama, which should stay as robust as doable given it’s the Vols’ finest win. That presence took a success Saturday night time because the Crimson Tide misplaced at LSU, 32-31 in time beyond regulation. Alabama now sits 7-2 on the season and third place within the SEC West behind LSU and Ole Miss. The Tide play the Rebels subsequent week with an opportunity to say second place.
Tennessee can even need assistance from different conferences. Ideally, the SEC would produce the one undefeated workforce in Georgia. It may nonetheless work out for the Vols if there are two and even three unbeaten groups; nonetheless, there has by no means been an unbeaten Energy 5 workforce unnoticed of the School Soccer Playoff.
Ohio State, Michigan and TCU stay undefeated, however the given the Buckeyes and Wolverines should nonetheless play each other, the opportunity of 4 undefeated groups glided by the wayside Saturday night time because of Notre Dame’s 35-14 win over Clemson. With the Tigers struggling their first defeat of the season, the ACC champion is now assured to have no less than one loss on its report.
As such, there’s a new projected high 4 within the playoff. Clemson drops out with TCU taking its place. The Horned Frogs defeated Texas Tech on Saturday however have a tricky stretch of their schedule arising with video games at Texas and Baylor.
School Soccer Playoff
Title recreation Semifinal winners
(1) Georgia vs. (4) Tennessee
(2) Ohio State vs. (3) TCU
Past the changes to the playoff, modifications could also be forward for the New Yr’s Six projections with Alabama and Wake Forest each shedding this week. Verify again Sunday morning for Jerry Palm’s full up to date bowl projections.