Georgia got back to winning Saturday following a two-game losing streak. With the win came movement in the SEC Country Power Poll
The Bulldogs beat Kentucky 27-24 this weekend in Lexington, Ky., which was enough to bump them up from 10th to ninth in the SEC Country Power Poll. Georgia held the No. 9 spot four consecutive weeks before falling to 10th last week in the wake of the loss to Florida.
The poll consists of 26 voters, including ones from SEC Country and around the nation.
Georgia’s win, along with Florida’s loss to Arkansas, served to muddy the waters in the race for the SEC East crown. The Gators still hold the top spot in the division and have the best chance to make it to Atlanta. Georgia will have to hope for an apocalyptic six-way tie scenario.
A week after one of its worst performances in years, Georgia’s offense rebounded with a strong showing against the Wildcats. Sony Michel led Georgia rushers with 127 yards and a touchdown, and Nick Chubb pitched in with 85 yards, although he fumbled twice. Jacob Eason also played relatively well, throwing for 245 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions.
Eason’s best drive of the game was Georgia’s final possession. With the score tied 24-24, Eason completed all four of his passes for 42 yards, and marched Georgia into field goal range. Rodrigo Blankenship made a 25-yard field goal – his fourth of the day – to give the Bulldogs a 27-24 lead as time expired.
Kentucky dropped from eighth to 11th in the SEC Country Power Poll with the loss.
Next up for the Bulldogs is their toughest test of the season, a showdown with Auburn this Saturday in Athens. Auburn is ranked second in the SEC Country Power Poll, behind only reigning national champion Alabama.
Check back next week to see the Week 10 installment of the SEC Country Power Poll.
Your Week 10 Power Poll rankingsResults are below:
|1||Alabama (14 - 1)||338||26||1||1||1|
|2||Auburn (8 - 5)||309||0||3||2||3|
|3||Texas A&M (8 - 5)||273||0||2||2||5|
|4||LSU (8 - 4)||268||0||5||2||6|
|5||Arkansas (7 - 6)||232||0||6||4||6|
|6||Florida (9 - 4)||202||0||4||3||8|
|7||Tennessee (9 - 4)||171||0||7||5||11|
|8||Ole Miss (5 - 7)||146||0||9||6||12|
|9||Georgia (8 - 5)||122||0||10||7||12|
|10||Mississippi State (6 - 7)||105||0||13||6||12|
|11||Kentucky (7 - 6)||104||0||8||7||13|
|12||South Carolina (6 - 7)||65||0||11||8||14|
|13||Vanderbilt (6 - 7)||29||0||12||12||14|
|14||Missouri (4 - 8)||2||0||14||13||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)
Ben Wait (Columbus Commercial Dispatch)
Chip Towers (DawgNation)
Cory McCartney (Fox Sports)
Dave Matter (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
David Caraviello (Post & Courier)
Graham Watson (Yahoo Sports)
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)
Otis Kirk (Hawgs 247)
Parrish Alford (Daily Journal)
Pat Dooley (Gainesville Sun)
Patrick Brown (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Shehan Jeyarajah (SEC Country)
Suzanne Halliburton (Austin American-Statesman)
Travis Reier (BamaOnline)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)