It’s been a fall to remember for fans of the Georgia Bulldogs in 2022, a year after the school brought the first national title to Athens in 31 years.
That’s because Kirby Smart’s team has raced out to a 7-0 start in which the Bulldogs have beaten all but one opponent (Missouri) by double digits.
Thanks in large part to the emergence of quarterback Stetson Bennett and a suffocating defense, the Dawgs find themselves in the thick of the national championship conversation heading into the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party showdown against Florida in Jacksonville on Oct. 29.
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The Bulldogs have a backloaded schedule this year, with road games against No. 24 Mississippi State and No. 19 Kentucky in mid-November, preceded by a home clash with No. 3 Tennessee on Nov. 5.
Here’s a look at where the Bulldogs stand nationally, when it comes to College Football Playoff and SEC futures.
College Football National Championship Odds
Georgia Bulldogs Once Again the Class of the SEC
Thanks to Alabama’s 52-49 loss to the Vols on Saturday, the Bulldogs find themselves with a bit of breathing room when it comes to SEC futures, entering the team’s off week.
BetMGM Sportsbook has Georgia at +105 to win the conference, which ranks atop the SEC. Alabama is second at +150.
For those looking to get a headstart on their College Football Playoff futures, BetMGM has Georgia at +200 to win their second consecutive national championship in 2023, ranking second in the nation on their odds board.
The only team the Bulldogs trail on BetMGM’s CFP odds board is Ohio State, which is 6-0 and off to a 3-0 start in Big Ten play.
What’s to Come for Georgia
The heart of Georgia’s schedule is in full swing, with three games against ranked opponents in the team’s final five contests.
If the Bulldogs can take care of business against a Gators team that’s currently 4-3 (and 1-3 in SEC play), then they will enter the showdown against Tennessee at Sanford Stadium with a definitive shot at sitting atop the CFP rankings come mid-November.
The road showdowns against Mississippi State on Nov. 12 and Kentucky on Nov. 19 present unique challenges to a Georgia defense currently ranked second in the nation in points allowed (9.1).
Mississippi State’s “Air Raid” offense averages 334.6 yards per game, and QB Will Rogers has thrown for 23 touchdowns to four interceptions.
The road game against Kentucky on Nov. 19 could prove challenging, given coach Mark Stoops' ground-and-pound offensive attack and the play of Wildcats QB Will Levis, who has thrown for 1,635 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Georgia closes out the 2022 season with its annual rivalry game against Georgia Tech on Nov. 26, playing a Yellow Jackets team that fired its coach (Geoff Collins) on Sept. 25.