Georgia Bulldogs ranked ninth in both major polls


The Georgia Bulldogs blew through Little Rock to grab a double-digit victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday, and as a result, the team ascended in both major college football polls. Of course, the Bulldogs did have some “help” in rising up the rankings, as Baylor suffered a catastrophic defeat to fall behind Mark Richt’s team, but both the Amway coaches poll and AP poll currently have UGA pegged as the 9th-ranked team in America.

Comically, Georgia is actually fifth among teams in their own conference, as the SEC West sports a quartet of teams in the top six in both polls, including Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Alabama and Auburn. Still, the Dawgs have the inside track to reach the Georgia Dome as the SEC East representative in the 2014 SEC Championship Game, and there is little doubt that simply “winning out” would be enough for the team to make an appearance in the inaugural College Football Playoff.

Arguments over placement in the polls at this stage would be silly, but when looking ahead (especially during an upcoming open date for UGA), there are several match-ups pitting teams ahead of Georgia in the polls (i.e. the Iron Bowl and the Egg Bowl) that would theoretically open up the voting a bit. In that vein, the focus should remain wholly on keeping the new-found momentum, and with some guarded optimism that Todd Gurley could potentially return in time to face the Florida Gators in Jacksonville, things are good in Athens.

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