With two SEC teams, No. 1 Alabama and No. 3 Georgia, ranked in the top three in both polls heading into the second part of the season, there is already a lot of talk on whether the conference will be able to get two teams into the College Football Playoff.
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said he is used to that discussion.
“We’re used to a lot of conversation in October,” Sankey said on The Paul Finebaum Show. “I think everyone will be focused on whether that is possible. There’s a lot of football that remains to be played.”
Sankey brought up the 2012 season, when after Texas A&M and Johnny Manziel went into Alabama and defeated the Crimson Tide, it seemed that the SEC might be left out of the BCS Championship Game for the first time since 2005. Fortunately for Alabama, things fell their way at the end of the season and Nick Saban’s squad would go on to blow out Notre Dame for another national championship.
Alabama, who Sankey said he hasn’t seen in person but joked that he has heard that they are good “on Twitter I think,” will wait and see what happens during the rest of October and November. The Crimson Tide still have to face both LSU and Auburn, while Georgia will have to get through Florida next weekend before playing at Auburn on Nov. 11.
“We have two important divisional races,” Sankey said. “Nothing is done until someone hoists the trophy and that happens the first week of December in our conference championship game.”