FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2018, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban, left, and Georgia head coach Kirby Smart pose with the NCAA college football championship trophy at a press conference in Atlanta. Neither No. 1 Alabama nor No. 4 Georgia is anxiously awaiting their playoff fates this season, but whoever wins the SEC championship game showdown is definitely in the playoffs. The Crimson Tide could even get in with a close loss. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2018, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban, left, and Georgia head coach Kirby Smart pose with the NCAA college football championship trophy at a press conference in Atlanta. Neither No. 1 Alabama nor No. 4 Georgia is anxiously awaiting their playoff fates this season, but whoever wins the SEC championship game showdown is definitely in the playoffs. The Crimson Tide could even get in with a close loss. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File) David Goldman AP file
FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2018, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban, left, and Georgia head coach Kirby Smart pose with the NCAA college football championship trophy at a press conference in Atlanta. Neither No. 1 Alabama nor No. 4 Georgia is anxiously awaiting their playoff fates this season, but whoever wins the SEC championship game showdown is definitely in the playoffs. The Crimson Tide could even get in with a close loss. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File) David Goldman AP file