Each week a panel of beat writers who cover all 14 SEC teams (Chip Towers of the AJC and DawgNation is one) and three national writers cast a ballot for The Official SEC Country Power Poll.
Following a 20-13 win over Auburn, UGA (7-3, 5-3 SEC) rose one spot to No. 6 in the latest Power Poll. The Bulldogs gained 128 total points, 16 more than last week.
Some voters were more impressed with UGA than others. The highest spot for which the Bulldogs received a vote was No. 3, while at least one voter had the team at No. 9. UGA is gaining momentum after back-to-back SEC wins, but its offense does not inspire much confidence.
The Bulldogs have completed SEC play and will host Georgia Southern in their final home game on Saturday before traveling to face rival Georgia Tech to finish the season.
Here are the Power Poll results from Week 12:
|RANK||TEAM||POINTS||1ST PLACE |
|8||Mississippi State (7-3)||115||0||5||9||4|
|9||Texas A&M (7-3)||101||0||5||9||10|
|14||South Carolina (3-7)||9||0||12||14||12|
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)