For the second straight week, UGA fell in the official SEC Country Power Rankings. After losing to Tennessee on Saturday 38-31, UGA (4-2, 2-2 SEC) slipped from No. 6 to No. 7 in the most recent rankings.
The Bulldogs received 110 cumulative points in the rankings –27 less than in Week 6 — and some voters ranked UGA as low as No. 10. Leapfrogging UGA in the rankings was Mississippi State, which defeated Troy on Saturday, 45-17.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise. UGA has more than enough talent — albeit inexperienced talent — to compete in the SEC, but failed to show up at home against No. 10 Alabama and blew a 21-point lead to Tennessee. In fact, the argument could be made that Kentucky and Tennessee, both of which are below UGA in the Power Rankings, should be ahead of the Bulldogs.
UGA will face Missouri (4-2, 1-2) this Saturday in its Homecoming game. The Tigers lost to No. 8 Florida this past weekend, 21-3, and dropped a spot to No. 10 in the latest Power Rankings.
Check out the rest of the Power Rankings below:
|RANK||TEAM||POINTS||1ST PLACE |
|1||Louisiana State (5-0)||217||14||1||3||1|
|3||Texas A&M (5-0)||186||1||1||5||2|
|6||Mississippi State (4-2)||120||0||6||10||7|
|13||South Carolina (2-4)||13||0||13||14||13|
Here is this week’s voting roster:
Adam Sparks (Nashville Tennessean)
Anthony Chiang (Palm Beach Post)
Aaron Suttles (Tuscaloosa News)
Bill Bender (Sporting News)
Bob Holt (Arkansas Democrat)
Chip Towers (Atlanta Journal-Constitution & DawgNation)
Dana Sulonen (Opelika-Auburn News)
Dave Matter (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
David Cloninger (The State)
Dustin Dopirak (Knoxville Sentinel)
Jen Smith (Lexington Herald)
Joel Coleman (Starkville Daily News)
John Davis (Oxford Citizen)
Richard Croome (Bryan-College Station Eagle)
Scott Rabalais (Baton Rouge Advocate)
Tom Fornelli (CBS Sports)
Zac Ellis (Sports Illustrated)