Georgia suffered a shocking defeat to Georgia Tech in Athens on Saturday, and the loss was enough to drop the Bulldogs a spot in the final regular-season edition of the SEC Country Power Poll.
The Yellow Jackets pulled off a stunning fourth quarter comeback to win 28-27, and Georgia fell in the SEC Country Power Poll from eighth to ninth place.
The poll consists of 21 voters, including ones from SEC Country and around the nation.
After an even first half that featured a few big plays from Georgia Tech, things began to look up for Georgia in the second. The Bulldogs defense stepped, limiting Tech to just 21 yards in the third quarter, and grabbed a 27-14 lead heading into the final period.
But the game was flipped on its head with a little less than 10 minutes to go. Georgia had Tech pinned on its own 4, but, somehow, the Jackets engineered a 7-play, 96-yard drive to go down by one score. Georgia had the opportunity to run out the clock, but a Jacob Eason interception with a bit under four minutes left gave Tech the ball at midfield.
Tech pounced on the good field position and continued to gash Georgia’s defense. The dagger came when Qua Searcy scrambled into the end zone on a 6-yard run to tie the game. The extra point gave Tech the 28-27 lead and the win.
Georgia has been firmly ensconced in the middle of he pack in the SEC Country Power Poll this season. The Bulldogs reached as high as fifth earlier this season, but dropped all the way to 11th after bad losses later in the year.
Unsurprisingly, Alabama finished the regular season where it started: first place in the SEC Country Power Poll. The Crimson Tide held to No. 1 spot from preseason to Week 13.
Check back next week to see the post-SEC Championship Game installment of the SEC Country Power Poll.
Your Week 13 Power Poll rankingsResults are below:
|1||Alabama (14 - 1)||273||21||1||1||1|
|2||Auburn (8 - 5)||233||0||3||2||4|
|3||Florida (9 - 4)||233||0||2||2||5|
|4||LSU (8 - 4)||226||0||4||2||4|
|5||Texas A&M (8 - 5)||174||0||6||5||10|
|6||Tennessee (9 - 4)||150||0||5||5||14|
|7||Kentucky (7 - 6)||132||0||9||6||11|
|8||Arkansas (7 - 6)||131||0||7||4||10|
|9||Georgia (8 - 5)||119||0||8||5||11|
|10||Vanderbilt (6 - 7)||96||0||12||6||13|
|11||Mississippi State (6 - 7)||61||0||13||9||13|
|12||South Carolina (6 - 7)||46||0||11||10||14|
|13||Ole Miss (5 - 7)||23||0||10||11||14|
|14||Missouri (4 - 8)||14||0||14||11||14|
This week's voters:
Adam Sparks (The Tennessean)
Alec Shirkey (SEC Country)
Alex Hickey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Barrett Sallee (Bleacher Report)
Cory McCartney (Fox Sports)
David Caraviello (Post & Courier)
Jason Kersey (SEC Country)
Jeff Drummond (AllWildcats.com)
Joe Mussatto (SEC Country)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Kyle Tucker (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Michael Bonner (Clarion-Ledger)
Otis Kirk (Hawgs 247)
Parrish Alford (Daily Journal)
Shehan Jeyarajah (SEC Country)
Suzanne Halliburton (Austin American-Statesman)
Travis Reier (BamaOnline)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)