We could probably make the case to drop the Georgia Bulldogs significantly below here. Again, SEC Power Rankings are based on how you’re playing at the time. And although UGA blew out the South Carolina Gamecocks over the weekend, I have my own reservations on how good USC and Will Muschamp are.
But those reservations are not for me to factor into these rankings. We’ll have to wait and see how true that is. Right now, the fact remains that the Dawgs flat-out destroyed an SEC East opponent on the road that was 9-4 last year and started this season 1-0 with a dominant win over an FBS team.
On top of that, those guys were in the Top 25. So winning in such convincing fashion, despite the fact that the LSU and Auburn Tigers may have beaten better teams, is enough for us to put Georgia up here for now. There’s just no reason to ignore it. With a collection of new talent all over the defensive side of the ball, the Dawgs are dominating. And it’s largely due to great offense.
This team is still very young, but they’re clearly going to move to 3-0 this week as the host the MTSU Blue Raiders. What’s also clear is they’re going to drop in these rankings because LSU or Auburn will have to move ahead of them.
Them, though, they’ll have the chance to prove their worth. I could be wrong, but I’ve got Georgia’s trip at the Missouri Tigers as the game to decide the SEC East. If UGA wins that, it’ll be a quality win for this year. Then they can coast against the Tennessee Vols and Vanderbilt Commodores at home before traveling to face the LSU Tigers.