Even when only a couple of games are close, Championship Weekend remains memorable. Baylor-Oklahoma State provided most of the weekend's nuttiness, and the other games were primarily about making statements: Alabama handing Georgia its first loss of the season in relentless fashion, Michigan destroying Iowa to nearly land the top seed in the College Football Playoff and more.
Here are some thoughts about what we just saw over the weekend and what we might see in the high-leverage games to come.
Georgia is still awesome (but Kirby Smart has an awfully big decision to make)
UTSA got humiliated by North Texas on Nov. 27, watching its unbeaten record vanish with a dismal 45-23 loss in Denton. Six days later, the Roadrunners played their best game in weeks to snare the Conference USA title.
Alabama limped through an unconvincing November, beating LSU, Arkansas and Auburn by a combined 15 points and needing almost 60 full minutes to score a touchdown against Auburn. Then, looking as vulnerable as they ever have in the CFP era, Nick Saban's Crimson Tide scored a midround knockout of unbeaten Georgia in the SEC championship game.
You're never as bad as your worst game. Or to put it another way, Georgia is still a really, really good football team.