More than just SEC title on the line for Alabama and Georgia
Love it or hate it, there’s no getting away from the fact the SEC is a dominant force in college football.
And that dominance will be on display once again Saturday as No. 2 Alabama (11-1) takes on No. 3 Georgia (11-1) for the SEC title in the most anticipated showdown of the week.
But there’s much more than just conference bragging rights on the line, with the winner heading to Miami on Jan. 7 for a BCS Championship showdown with No. 1 Notre Dame and the loser dropping out of consideration for any of the five BCS bowl games.
Under head coach Nick Saban, Alabama is playing for a shot at a second consecutive national crown and third in four years, while the conference is seeking a remarkable seventh straight BCS title, with Florida (2006 and 2008), LSU (2007) and Auburn (2010) each also winning in recent years.
The matchup should also offer a contrast in styles, with the more physical, run-oriented Crimson Tide a touchdown favorite over the more athletic Bulldogs.
Game time is set for 4 p.m. Eastern time on CBS.
In other games Saturday, No. 7 Kansas State (10-1) will host No. 21 Texas (8-3) in the BIG 12 Championship, while No. 13 Nebraska (10-2) will play Wisconsin (7-5) for the BIG 10 Championship, and No. 12 Florida State (10-2) will play Georgia Tech (6-6) for the ACC crown.
The final BCS standings and bowl matchups will be released Sunday.