There is only one game in Week 7 pitting two top-25 teams against one another. The good news is that game has a national championship-like quality for consumers with Georgia traveling to Alabama. This certainly does not serve as a knockout game for the conference championship.
The SEC retained divisions, making Georgia vs. Florida the most important game on the Bulldogs’ schedule, assuming the Gators can beat COVID-19 and LSU. For the Crimson Tide, a 3-0 conference record and a tie-breaker over Texas A&M leaves Auburn as the only hurdle to win the West. This game will go far in the minds of the College Football Playoff committee in case one of these teams does not make it to the SEC Championship.
Clemson is another Power Five team with a 3-0 conference record taking on Georgia Tech. If the Yellow Jackets could pull off the near four-touchdown upset, Geoff Collins’ team would be a Notre Dame and Miami victory away from making a trip to Charlotte for the conference crown. Highly unlikely, but Clemson has been know to sleepwalk in past ACC games in which it’s heavily favored.
Week 7 may be light on overall star power, but there could be surprises up and down the slate as fans pack stadiums and COVID-19 continues to hamper the sport.