The SEC powers-that be, namely Kirby Smart, Nick Saban and league commissioner Greg Sankey, went into full Politician Mode on Saturday night, defending Georgia's honor as a College Football Playoff-worthy team.
In turn, the national media soon took the proverbial line and carried it into the end zone.
The UGA calls of support were so strong ... that many pundits declared the Bulldogs should move up to No. 3, since no other elite team–in a parallel universe–would ever possess a two-touchdown lead against big, bad Alabama.
Well, the CFP committee had its final say ... and here are the results.
3) Notre Dame
OUTSIDE THE MIX
6) Ohio State
ORANGE BOWL: Alabama vs. Oklahoma
COTTON BOWL: Clemson vs. Notre Dame
ROUNDING OUT THE TOP 25
12) Penn State
13) Washington State
16) West Virginia
18) Mississippi State
19) Texas A&M
21) Fresno State
24) Iowa State