Georgia takes big drop in AP Poll after loss to LSU
On Saturday, Georgia had one of its worst games in recent memory, as the Bulldogs struggled in a number of phases in its 36-16 loss to LSU. And now that the Bulldogs no longer sport a perfect record, they took fell in the AP Poll, going from No. 2 to No. 8. Georgia came in at No. 6 in the Coaches Poll.
A number of things went completely wrong for Georgia on Saturday. It gave up 275 rushing yards, were stagnant on offense for most of the day and made some critical mistakes on special teams. Jake Fromm in particular struggled as he completed just 16 of his 34 pass attempts while also throwing two interceptions.
LSU, who went from No. 13 to No. 5 after the big home win, was clearly the better team in Tiger Stadium on Saturday.
Georgia wasn’t the only top 10 team to lose on Saturday, as No. 6 West Virginia, No. 7 Penn State and No. 8 Penn State all also lost. The top 4 is now Alabama at No. 1, Ohio State at No. 2, Clemson at No. 3 and Notre Dame at No. 4.
As for the SEC teams, there are seven teams ranked, with Florida coming in at No. 11, Kentucky at No. 13 and Texas A&M at No. 17. Mississippi State is ranked No. 22 Auburn, which was ranked No. 21, fell out of the rankings after a 30-24 loss to Tennessee at home. Georgia’s next three opponents are Florida (in Jacksonville, Fla.), Kentucky (in Lexington, Ky.) and Auburn.
The Bulldogs will have a bye week this week to correct some of the issues that came about during the LSU game.
Below you can see the whole AP Poll for week 8.
AP Poll Top 25 Week 8
1. Alabama (7-0)
2. Ohio State (7-0)
3. Clemson (6-0)
4. Notre Dame (7-0)
5. LSU (6-1)
6. Michigan (6-1)
7. Texas (6-1)
8. Georgia (6-1)
9. Oklahoma (6-1)
10. UCF (10-0)
11. Florida (6-1)
12. Oregon (5-1)
13. West Virginia (5-1)
14. Kentucky (5-1)
15. Washington (5-2)
16. NC State (5-0)
17. Texas A&M (5-2)
18. Penn State (4-2)
19. Iowa (5-1)
20. Cincinnati (6-0)
21. USF (6-0)
22. Mississippi State (4-2)
23. Wisconsin (4-2)
24. Michigan State (4-2)
25. Washington State (5-1)
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