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ESPN Analysts Predict Winner Of Alabama-Georgia

Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide takes the field before playing against the Louisiana State University Tigers.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 09: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide takes the field before playing against the Louisiana State University Tigers in the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 9, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Alabama-Georgia matchup in the SEC Championship Game is going to be one of the most important in determining the final College Football Playoff ranking.

It will be a rematch of last year's thrilling National Championship Game, as No. 1 Alabama will take on No. 4 Georgia.

If the Bulldogs lose the game, they will almost certainly be knocked out if either Oklahoma or Ohio State win their respective title games. The Crimson Tide have more wiggle room, as some experts predict Alabama would still qualify as a one-loss team over a Big 12 or Big Ten conference champion.

So who are the fine folks at ESPN picking to claim the SEC crown?

Interestingly, not a single analyst from ESPN is picking the Bulldogs to pull the upset. 14 analysts were polled and all of them have Alabama coming out on top.

However, very few are predicting the Crimson Tide will blow out the Bulldogs the way they have so many other foes this season. Only a handful of analysts predicted Alabama to win by more than 10 points.

Regardless, the predictions don't bode well for Kirby Smart's side, which comes into the game as a 13-point underdog.