For the first time this fall, the Associated Press rankings include both Georgia Tech and Georgia. The Jackets are No. 20, down eight spots after their thudding loss in Charlottesville. The Bulldogs are tied for 24th after their jittery victory over Vanderbilt. (Rule of thumb: Jittery victories over Vandy don’t often propel a team back into the Top 25, but apparently a waiver was granted.)
The regular season is more than half gone, but for these two locals it’s really just beginning. Tech’s schedule was always going to get tougher toward the end, and there’s a chance the Jackets will be favored in only one of their remaining games. (And that one’s at Duke, which really shouldn’t count.) Just last week, Tech seemed in Position A to win the ACC Coastal Division, and now it faces another difficult road test before it gets around to playing Clemson and Virginia Tech here.
As for Georgia: The