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Don't Be Surprised If Georgia Is Ranked No. 1 Tonight

An interior view of Georgia's football stadium.

ATHENS, GA - OCTOBER 15: A general view of Sanford Stadium during the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Vanderbilt Commodores on October 15, 2016 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

The Bulldogs very well could be ranked No. 1 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings.

Alabama has been ranked No. 1 in the top 25 polls all season. Another top 25 poll - the College Football Playoff selection committee's rankings - is set to come out tonight.

The Crimson Tide might not be No. 1 in this one.

Nick Saban's team certainly has an argument for the top spot, as it's dominated its schedule in impressive fashion, but the selection committee has made a big point about marquee wins in recent years. Alabama doesn't really have any of those.

Georgia does.

The undefeated Bulldogs could very well be ranked No. 1 in tonight's initial College Football Playoff selection committee rankings. Georgia has the most-impressive win of the season with its road victory at Notre Dame and has another win over a top 25 team in No. 21 Mississippi State. Alabama, meanwhile, has zero wins against ranked opponents.

So when tonight's rankings come out, don't be surprised if you see:

  1. Georgia
  2. Alabama

It will be a major surprise if someone else is ranked inside the top two.

The top 25 is set to be unveiled at 7 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.