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Kirby Smart: Being Ranked No. 1 Is ‘Nothing More Than A Distraction’

Smart couldn’t care less about the CFP rankings.

On Tuesday, Georgia earned the No. 1 ranking after the committee released its first set of College Football Playoff rankings, finally dethroning the Alabama Crimson Tide who’ve been atop the polls since the season began.

It’s a pretty big deal for the program, and while the players and fans might love it, there’s one person who doesn’t: head coach Kirby Smart. In fact, he absolutely hates it, as he referred to the No. 1 ranking as the dreaded “D” word.

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Fair enough—it really doesn’t mean anything at all at this point, but the ranking does serve as a testament to just how dominant the Bulldogs have been this year. They’ve definitely earned it, and while Smart might think it serves as a “distraction,” it might just motivate his players to compete even harder to maintain their top-dog status.

Aaron Nanavaty :Aaron Nanavaty is a Writer at The Spun.