Tennessee is atop the first College Football Playoff rankings of the 2022 season, but the Volunteers aren't expected to stay at No. 1 for long. No. 3 Georgia is a heavy favorite to beat Tennessee in their matchup Saturday and climb to the top of the poll that determines the four-team championship playoff.

Georgia is an 8.5-point favorite at FanDuel Sportsbook against visiting Tennessee for the upcoming SEC showdown. The Volunteers are 8-0 and would remain in the playoff hunt, even with a loss Saturday.

Tennessee has been the biggest surprise of the college football season. The Volunteers have gone from long-shot contenders to the No. 1 team in the first CFP poll. Quarterback Hendon Hooker has surpassed Ohio State's C.J. Stroud as the Heisman Trophy favorite.

No. 2 Ohio State, No. 3 Georgia, No. 4 Clemson and No. 5 Michigan have also started the season with perfect 8-0 records. No. 7 TCU is the lone undefeated team that is ranked behind a one-loss team. No. 6 Alabama and its 7-1 record is one spot ahead of the Horned Frogs.

A 52-49 defeat against Tennessee is the only blemish on Alabama's resume. No. 24 Texas is the only team in the first CFP rankings that the Crimson Tide has defeated.

One more loss would likely end Alabama's playoff chances. It could potentially come Saturday when the team visits No. 10 LSU. The Crimson Tide are 12.5-point favorites on the road.

TCU has +500 odds to make the playoffs. The Horned Frogs host Texas Tech on Saturday before visiting Texas the following week.

Just as Saturday's winner between Tennessee and Georgia will likely earn one of the four CFP spots, the Nov. 26 matchup between Ohio State and Michigan is expected to determine which Big Ten team makes the playoffs. The Buckeyes don't face a ranked opponent until they host the Wolverines. Michigan will host No. 16 Illinois on Nov. 19.

Clemson will be favored in all of its remaining games. The odds suggest that the Tigers will run the table and make yet another CFP appearance.

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Head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs reacts during the College Football Playoff Championship game against the Alabama Crimson Tide held at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 10, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images