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.
Saturday’s 27-3 loss to No. 11 Florida not only marked UGA’s third loss in its last four games, it also eliminated the Bulldogs from SEC East contention. After the loss, UGA (5-3, 3-3 SEC) dropped three spots in the Power Poll.
The Bulldogs fell from No. 6 in the poll to No. 9, while Florida maintained its No. 3 ranking.
UGA gained only 97 points in this week’s poll, 32 points lower than the 129 points it received last week. Tennessee, which holds the No. 7 spot, is only eight points ahead of the Bulldogs, and only six points separate UGA and the No. 8-ranked team, Arkansas.
The highest spot for which the Bulldogs received a vote was No. 7, and at least one voter placed them at No. 12 in the poll.
UGA has a noon ET kickoff against Kentucky (4-4, 2-4), the No. 11 team in the power rankings, on Saturday. The game will be televised on SEC Network.
Here is the entire Power Poll for Week 10:
|RANK||TEAM||POINTS||1ST PLACE |
|5||Mississippi State (6-2)||147||0||4||6||5|
|6||Texas A&M (6-2)||136||0||5||11||7|
|12||South Carolina (3-5)||27||0||11||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)