Following its loss to Alabama on Saturday, UGA (4-1, 3-1 SEC) fell to No. 19 in the latest AP Poll and dropped to No. 6 in The Official SEC Country Power Poll.
The Bulldogs received 137 points, but failed to garner a first-place vote for the first time since the power poll’s inception. The highest vote that UGA received was for a spot at No. 5 and the lowest vote was No. 8.
It is understandable that the Bulldogs dropped as far as they did. An argument could be made that they have a better team than Ole Miss, who came in one spot higher at No. 5, but the Rebels were able to defeat Alabama, so the higher ranking may be justified.
One interesting thing to note is Alabama’s spot at No. 3 – one spot higher than undefeated Florida.
UGA will travel to Knoxville, Tenn., this week to face Tennessee at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. The Vols are ranked No. 12 in this week’s poll after falling to Arkansas over the weekend.
Check out the full results below:
|RANK||TEAM||POINTS||1ST PLACE |
|1||Louisiana State (4-0)||218||14||1||2||3|
|2||Texas A&M (5-0)||191||1||1||4||5|
|7||Mississippi State (3-2)||114||0||5||9||6|
|13||South Carolina (2-3)||21||0||11||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)