The Georgia Bulldogs improved to 4-0 on Saturday, as they battled for a 43-29 road win over the Missouri Tigers. Because of that the Bulldogs came in at No. 2 in the AP Poll ahead of week 5. Georgia came in at No. 3 in this week’s Coaches Poll.
Georgia’s offense never clicked on on Saturday but the Bulldogs were never truly threatened by Missouri thanks to a defensive touchdown from Tyson Campbell and special teams touchdown from Eric Stokes. Alabama is still at No. 1, as the Crimson Tide roughed up Texas A&M 45-23. Clemson is at No. 3, as the Tigers strolled to an easy 49-21 win over Georgia Tech in Atlanta on Saturday. Ohio State is the No. 4 team in the country and LSU is now No. 5, as the Tigers leapfrogged Oklahoma who is now at No. 6.
Six SEC teams are ranked this week, with four landing in the top 10. LSU, who hosts Georgia on Oct. 13, is at No. 5 and Auburn is at No. 10. Mississippi State fell to No. 23 following a 28-7 loss to Kentucky who is now ranked No. 17. Texas A&M dropped out of the rankings after its loss to Alabama.
This week Georgia takes on Tennessee, who lost 47-21 to Florida on Saturday night in a very ugly game for the Volunteers. Tennessee has now lost 10 straight SEC games and must face a Georgia team that beat the Volunteers 41-0 in Neyland Stadium last year. Georgia will have to look impressive given that Ohio State plays No. 9 Penn State and No. 7 Stanford and No. 8 Notre Dame face each other next week, meaning t two teams will get a win over another top-10 team, and thus have a more impressive resume.
Georgia and Tennessee kickoff at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. The game can be seen on CBS.
Below you can see the full AP Poll Top 25 for week 5
AP Poll Top 25 Week 5
1. Alabama (4-0)
2. Georgia (4-0)
3. Clemson (4-0)
4. Ohio State (4-0)
5. LSU (4-0)
6. Oklahoma (4-0)
7. Stanford (4-0)
8. Notre Dame (4-0)
9. Penn State (4-0)
10. Auburn (3-1)
11. Washington (3-1)
12. West Virginia (3-0)
13. UCF (3-0)
14. Michigan (3-1)
15. Wisconsin (3-1)
16. Miami (3-1)
17. Kentucky (4-0)
18. Texas (3-1)
19. Oregon (3-1)
20. BYU (3-1)
21. Michigan State (2-1)
22. Duke (4-0)
23. Mississippi State (3-1)
24. Cal (3-0)
25. Texas Tech (3-1)
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