The path to beating Georgia and other storylines to watch in Week 11

    Bill Connelly is a staff writer for ESPN.com.

The first two sets of the College Football Playoff rankings have given us plenty to yell about. How on earth could one-loss Alabama be No. 2 right out of the gate? How can we keep moving the goalposts on Cincinnati? How can head-to-head simultaneously mean everything (Oregon over Ohio State) and nothing (Michigan State below Michigan)? Et cetera.

One thing no one can argue about: Georgia being No. 1. Kirby Smart’s 9-0 Bulldogs have the best college football defense on the planet, they’ve beaten two ranked teams (Arkansas and Auburn) by a combined 71-10, and since a 10-3 win over Clemson in the season opener, no one has stayed within 17 points of the Dawgs. They will be favored by 20-plus points in each of their remaining regular-season games before a potential date with Alabama in the SEC championship game.

Can even the Crimson Tide hang with UGA this time around? If Georgia somehow drops a game between now and the national title game, what might that look like?

The Week 11 slate features four battles of ranked teams and plenty of playoff implications. But as it pertains to the title race, nothing else matters until or unless Georgia looks mortal. Let’s talk about that and the week’s other huge stats and storylines.

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