Florida vs Georgia: Will Bulldogs Go to BCS Championship If They Win Out?

Luke PashkeCorrespondent IOctober 27, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 27:  Aaron Murray #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs attempts a pass during the game against the Florida Gators at EverBank Field on October 27, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Just three weeks ago, all seemed lost for Mark Richt and his Bulldogs. Fast forward a few weeks later and look what we're talking about now! Possible national championship appearance?

The Bulldogs entered today without a marquee win and facing a vaunted Florida team that had beaten the likes of South Carolina and LSU in recent weeks. Most experts expected yet another big win from the Gators but UGA had other plans and squeaked out a hard fought 17-9 victory in Jacksonville.

Georgia's offense got back to what they're good at this week and ran the ball effectively on a solid Florida front. Jarvis Jones was constantly wreaking havoc all over the field on defense and it was almost impossible for the Gators to generate any offense.

Now, the Bulldogs are through the bulk of their schedule and have the potential to run the table all the way to the SEC championship.

The Dawgs next four opponents include Ole Miss, Auburn, Georgia Southern, and Georgia Tech and to be honest, Georgia Southern might be their toughest game left.

Taking a look at the rest of their schedule, it's hard not to imagine Georgia in the SEC championship game and if they can manage to win this, they very well could find themselves in the national championship.

That's right UGA fans, a couple of weeks ago you weren't even sure if your beloved Dawgs would win their conference and now they're in the driver's seat to the national championship. Don't believe me, let's take a look.

Mark Richt's squad was tabbed in at number ten in last week's BCS rankings, and with USC, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, and Florida in front of them, they should easily move up to five or six tomorrow.

After that, Oregon or Oregon State will fall behind them when they play each other and teams like LSU and Alabama will either lose to each other or Georgia in the SEC championship game. Oregon still has the bulk of their schedule to get through and the rest of Kansas State's schedule is no cakewalk either.

Now I'm not guaranteeing a Bulldog win in the SEC championship but if they do win that game, I don't see why they wouldn't reach the national championship.