A few weeks ago, it looked as if the race for the national title could be decided between 10-12 teams. But as some programs begin to fizzle out, the top two dogs in college football appear to be familiar faces, as the Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide are set to square off in Atlanta for a chance to secure a spot in the College Football Playoff.
Alabama’s season started off with more questions than answers. A home loss to the Texas Longhorns brought about quarterback controversy, and an even worse performance against USF had many questioning if we were witnessing the downfall of the Nick Saban led Crimson Tide.
However, the best college football coach of all time has rallied the troops, knocking off ranked opponents one by one with little resistance. This is a much different Alabama football team that faced Texas in Week 2, and the College Football Playoff committee will surely take that into consideration when picking their four participants in a few weeks.
Similarly, the Georgia Bulldogs faced a lot of questions early on in the season after losing so much talent and their offensive coordinator Todd Monken to the NFL. The offense floundered to begin the year, and they barely escaped Auburn with a seven-point victory. Each week, the dominance of the back-to-back national champions has been called into question, but they put the haters on notice with an incredible performance on Senior Night against #9 Ole Miss, pummeling the Rebels 51-17.
The results? A collision course has been set between the two titans of the sport for what feels like the millionth time in the last 10 years. The master versus the apprentice for all the marbles in Atlanta, a matchup that will have a College Football Playoff like atmosphere before the actual College Football Playoff.
On the latest episode of SportsTalkATL, we break down the two most impressive teams in the country right now and what we should expect come the first weekend in December.
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