Georgia dropped out of the top half of the SEC in this week’s SEC Country Power Poll.
The Bulldogs rank No. 8 in the conference after ranking No. 6 in the past two polls. The reason for the fall: a 45-14 shredding Saturday afternoon at Ole Miss.
Georgia’s tumble in the AP media poll was worse. The Bulldogs fell 13 spots to No. 25.
The coaches treated them a tad better. Georgia’s fall in that poll was only nine spots, to No. 20. Both polls were released Sunday afternoon.
The Bulldogs struggled in seemingly every phase of the game Saturday as Ole Miss built a 45-0 lead in the third quarter before going into cruise mode.
The loss was Georgia’s fifth by 31 or more points in an SEC game in the past 20 years. Three were against Florida (1996, 1998, 2008), and the other was against LSU in the 2011 SEC Championship game.
The Bulldogs are 1-1 in SEC games and return home for a matchup with No. 11 Tennessee (No. 3 in the SEC power poll) needing a victory to avoid serious damage to their chances to win the SEC East. The teams meet at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday on CBS.
The Volunteers are on a high after their rally to defeat Florida on Saturday in Knoxville. The Gators took a 21-0 lead before the Vols scored the next 38 points on their way to a 38-28 victory.
That’s a familiar storyline for Georgia fans. Last season in Athens, the Bulldogs led 24-3 late in the second quarter of a game the Vols won 38-31.
Through Week 4Results are below:
|1||Alabama (14 - 1)||286||22||1||1||1|
|2||Texas A&M (8 - 5)||262||0||2||2||3|
|3||Tennessee (9 - 4)||234||0||4||2||5|
|4||Ole Miss (5 - 7)||227||0||7||2||5|
|5||Florida (9 - 4)||182||0||5||4||8|
|6||Arkansas (7 - 6)||176||0||3||4||9|
|7||Auburn (8 - 5)||147||0||9||5||9|
|8||Georgia (8 - 5)||137||0||6||6||9|
|9||LSU (8 - 4)||131||0||8||6||9|
|10||Mississippi State (6 - 7)||72||0||10||10||12|
|11||Missouri (4 - 8)||69||0||11||10||14|
|12||Kentucky (7 - 6)||46||0||13||10||14|
|13||South Carolina (6 - 7)||23||0||12||11||14|
|14||Vanderbilt (6 - 7)||10||0||14||11||14|
This week's voters:
Adam Sparks (The Tennessean)
Alec Shirkey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Barrett Sallee (Bleacher Report)
Ben Wait (Columbus Commercial Dispatch)
Chip Towers (DawgNation)
Cory McCartney (Fox Sports)
Dave Matter (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
David Caraviello (Post & Courier)
Jason Kersey (SEC Country)
Jeff Drummond (AllWildcats.com)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Michael Bonner (Clarion-Ledger)
Mike Wilson (SEC Country)
Parrish Alford (Daily Journal)
Patrick Brown (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Shehan Jeyarajah (SEC Country)
Suzanne Halliburton (Austin American-Statesman)
Travis Reier (BamaOnline)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)