Georgia Bulldogs dip in latest polls; remain ahead of South Carolina


In the wake of any loss in the world of college football, a dip in the polls is expected. The Georgia Bulldogs fell at the hands of the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday afternoon, and because of that defeat, Mark Richt’s club dropped out of the top ten in both the AP and USA Today/Coaches polls on Sunday. However, there was one oddity in the process.

The Bulldogs remain ahead of South Carolina in both polls.

USA Today released their poll first, and Georgia slotted in as the 14th-ranked team in the country, but the Gamecocks (who, again, beat them on Saturday) ranked just 16th. Then, the Associated Press, somehow, followed suit, giving a sliver of additional respect to the Dawgs with a 13th-place ranking, while South Carolina fell in the 14th slot.

Obviously, this is a statistical oddity given the recent result, but more than anything in a world where polls essentially don’t matter because of a playoff system, this is simply grounds to make fun of the polling process. There is certainly an argument that Georgia is better than South Carolina, given the venue of Saturday’s game and the tightness of the final margin, but it is an amusing development, to say the least.