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Now that the regular season is over and only the best remain to compete for the Championship title, everybody has their picks for the playoff contenders, including Stephen A. Smith. Before the Championship games begin on December 3, he brings out the prominence of the SEC in the playoffs. Considering last year’s champions were from the Southeastern Conference, the ESPN commentator seems to have a good point. 

The unbeaten Georgia Bulldogs will face the Alabama Crimson Tide with only 1 loss for the big SEC championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. While Stephen A. Smith offers no clear preference for either team, he’s hopeful that one of the two teams is bound to shine at the playoffs. 

Stephen A. Smith strongly opines that the SEC winners should be guaranteed a playoff spot

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Only the best of the best can clinch a spot in the college football playoffs and for Stephen A. Smith, both Georgia and Alabama are on top of the game. In a recent YouTube episode on ESPN College Football, the 56-year-old poses his opinion about the upcoming college football playoff. As a priority, he stated, “There is no way in hell that college football playoffs can have a playoff system without the SEC.” 

Stephen A. Smith is confident in SEC when he said. “I don’t give a damn what one loss team you bring in there. Georgia or Alabama, one of them at the very least deserves to be in there.” According to him, “If you don’t have the best college football team in there, that could do damage to the college football players.” 

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In college football, both Georgia and Alabama are top programs leading the SEC East with 12-0 and SEC West with 11-1, respectively. Both programs have the ability to deliver phenomenal performances if they make it to the playoffs, Smith went on to explain what happened at the last national championship game where Georgia triumphed over TCU in a 65-7 blowout victory to win their second championship title in a row. 

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A highly suspenseful game awaits as the two leading SEC programs face each other for the SEC Championship. Will Alabama beat the odds and turn the setting around by winning over Georgia? Or is Georgia set to settle another admirable execution to win their third national championship title? Keep watching. 

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