Urban Meyer reveals his choice for No. 1 team in the country
Urban Meyer has spent time in both the SEC and B1G. He’s won national titles in both conferences, 2 coming from Florida and 1 hailing from Ohio State.
There’s no bias in the former Buckeyes coach’s thinking, nor is there favoritism to 1 side. So when asked his thoughts on which team deserved to be the top seed entering the College Football Playoff, Meyer said his vote would go to Michigan.
Michigan and Georgia look to have the strongest argument entering conference championship week based on their respective body of work. Both programs are undefeated and will have the chance to win their respective conference title, making them 1 of 3 schools with a potential 13-0 record.
According to Meyer, the biggest difference between the 2 programs is Week 13’s rivalry game. Michigan, which traveled to Columbus to face then- No. 2 Ohio State, totaled 530 yards of offense en route to a 45-23 win.
“The committee’s responsibility, from what I understand, is that it’s a week-to-week evaluation,” Meyer said. “What the Wolverines did, went into a hostile environment and beat them by three scores. From last week, the Wolverines should be number one.”
They were No. 3, and beat then-No. 2 by three scores on the road.
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Both programs rank top 10 in total defense, pass defense, and scoring defense. Georgia currently ranks 8th nationally in total offense while Michigan ranks 24th.
The Wolverines will face off against Purdue at Lucas Oil Stadium for the B1G title on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET. The game will be nationally televised on FOX.