The Georgia football team added another shutout to its total, as the Bulldogs shutout Missouri 27-0. And thanks to some results ahead of them, Georgia moved back into the top-5 for the first time since it lost to South Carolina.
The Bulldogs now rank No. 5 in both the Coaches Poll and AP poll. Penn State’s loss to Minnesota allowed Georgia to move up in the polls. However, Georgia is still slotted behind Alabama in both polls, as the Crimson Tide only fell to No. 4 after its loss to No. 1 LSU on Saturday. Ohio State is No. 2 and Clemson is No. 3.
Georgia has better wins than Alabama, as the Bulldogs beat Florida and Notre Dame, who both rank in the top 16. Alabama meanwhile doesn’t have a win over a ranked opponent. But Georgia’s loss came to a South Carolina team that is currently 4-6.
The Bulldogs will have a chance to pick up another impressive win this coming weekend, as they visit No. 13 Auburn. The Tigers had a bye week to prepare for Georgia.
Georgia coach Kirby Smart spoke about the Week 12 game following Georgia’s win over Missouri.
“They’ve got a great program. Gus does a tremendous job. I’ve got a lot of respect for the way they play. They’re a physical football team. Great defense,” Smart said. “Gus and I have seen a lot of each other over the years. I’ve got a lot of respect for their program, and I know they’ll be ready to play coming off an off week.”
The Bulldogs were able to beat Auburn 27-10 a season ago, thanks to a strong game from D’Andre Swift as he ran for a career-best 186 yards. But the last time Georgia visited Auburn, the Tigers dominated, as they came away with a 40-17 win back in 2017. Under Smart, Georgia has yet to win a SEC West road game.
Georgia and Auburn kickoff at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS. For the entire AP and Coaches Polls for Week 12, see below
AP Poll Top 25 Week 12
Coaches Poll Top 25 Week 12
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