Dogs fall out of polls, earliest to be unranked since 2001

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Georgia fell out of the college football polls released Sunday, the first time since 2001 the Bulldogs have been unranked this early in the season.

Saturday’s 17-6 loss at South Carolina dropped the Dogs out of both the USA Today coaches’ poll and the Associated Press media poll.

Georgia was ranked Nos. 19 and 22 in the coaches’ and AP polls, respectively, last week.

This is the first time since 2001, Mark Richt’s first season as coach, that the Bulldogs have fallen out of the rankings in the season’s opening month.  Last season, the Bulldogs dropped out of both polls in early October.

Arkansas, which will play Georgia in Athens on Saturday, is ranked No. 12 in the latest AP poll and No. 13 in the coaches’.

South Carolina benefited in the polls from the victory over Georgia, jumping from No. 24 to No. 13 in the AP poll and from No. 25 to No. 16 in the coaches’.

Georgia Tech also fell out of both polls after Saturday’s loss at Kansas.

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ECB

September 12th, 2010
3:40 pm

1st….as they should of!

ColumbusDawg

September 12th, 2010
3:42 pm

1st! Go Dawgs!

chilidawg

September 12th, 2010
3:42 pm

what’ll ya have?

mook

September 12th, 2010
3:49 pm

Richt reminds me of John Cooper when he was at Ohio State.

Cooper: 111-43-4 record over 13 years (.702 win pct / 8.5 wins a year)
3 conference titles.

Richt: 91-28 record over 9+ years (.764 win pct / 9.9 wins a year)
2 conference titles.

Both have good records that most teams would love to have but still can’t seem to get over the “hump”.

Tons of NFL draft picks, but no national titles.

Cooper: 2-10-1 against Michigan
Richt: 2-7 against Florida

I know it’s not guaranteed to happen likewise, but if Ohio State hadn’t dumped John Cooper because he was “pretty good”, they wouldn’t have got Jim Tressel. Anyone know how he turned out?

Last time I checked, Georgia brings in the cash. Use it to get who we need.

Alabama, Tennessee, LSU, Clemson, and GA Tech have a combined SEVEN national titles since Georgia won one, with Alabama winning the two before 1980. The state of Florida has TEN. Even Auburn has gone undefeated.

Enough! For me, Richt has two years to get this train back on track or out you go like John Cooper.

Dawgman566

September 12th, 2010
3:55 pm

10 years into the CMR era I was expecting better results.

Jorge

September 12th, 2010
3:57 pm

bugsquacher

September 12th, 2010
3:59 pm

Georgia better wake up fast or we will be a 3rd tier team in the SEC east for life….

Tech….. sucks as usual

Supes

September 12th, 2010
4:03 pm

They don’t deserve to be ranked in the top 25 the way they played against South Carolina this saturday. Problems from top to bottom with the program, this should be looked as a rebuilding year but it’s not as Richt has raised expectations and that maybe his undoing.

POPS

September 12th, 2010
4:06 pm

crowell already gone to ala. why???? he sees tv booboowont call his num an cmr will not even run his qb ive been a dog since 65 you fooled me again

dawg89

September 12th, 2010
4:08 pm

Dawgs suck, have to admit it. they’ll be ranked 50th after the Hogs stomp em this weekend

tampabigDAWG

September 12th, 2010
4:09 pm

I am a loyal DAWG fan, but I for one am glad we have dropped. The game against SC was the most dissappointing game I have seen in a long time from UGA, and I say that only because of all the hype and how well we did last week. O-Line is completely overrated, running backs aren’t running with conviction and our defense plays two hand touch football. Hopefully one more bad year will make the change OC also. I like Richt, but I think that he needs quit being a gracious man and be a vicious man when it come to managing his coaches. Grantham will get it under control I promise. It will only take this one game for him to light that fire in those punk defense players.

deezcoons

September 12th, 2010
4:09 pm

fire mikebobo.com?

joe mac

September 12th, 2010
4:11 pm

The ultra conservative nice guy mark richt strikes again. Man when all is said and done he’s just happy to be there.

No matter what the D stats were, fact remains they only gave up 17 points.

That old school out dated offense of tight/condensed formations and run up the gut cost us the game. Of course, that does allow Richt to run his 2 favorite plays – FIELD GOAL& PUNT! Fuss I should give him credit for playing to his personnel.

Good ol mark richt, Just grin and bear it!

POAJacket

September 12th, 2010
4:11 pm

Things could be worse. You could be a jacket fan and have just lost to a team that lost to North Dakota State. THWGT!

DametheButcher

September 12th, 2010
4:11 pm

FireMarkRicht.com!!!! Mark Richt is a pathetic excuse for a coach. His teams are not ready to play. Did anybody see the Alabama defense with NINE NEW STARTERS play lastnight?

Georgia is in the middle of the pack now on par with tesms like TN, KY, MS, SC. The good news is they are still ahead of MS ST, Vandy.

FIREMARKRICHT FIREMARKRICHT FIREMARKRICHT

How much longer are you stupid idiots going to defend Mark Richt just because he is a nice guy. Give me a damn break!!!! He has lost total control of the program. In 2 years D Dooley will have TN back and the top and Mark Richt must be fired.

CHDawg

September 12th, 2010
4:12 pm

When you have 10 of 11 starters returning on offense, and your promising young QB plays well you have to put points on the board. Holding SC to 17 wasn’t perfect, but it should have been good enough to win. We need to get aggressive offensively…should have hung 30 on SC at a minimum. We have a lot of potential; we have to get a game plan to leverage our talent imho. Go Dawgs!

joe mac

September 12th, 2010
4:14 pm

Guess, not fuss. Typo.

DametheButcher

September 12th, 2010
4:16 pm

bugsquacher Do you this UGA is already 3rd tier? Alabama is on top…. Fl is 2nd teir and I would put LSU in a lot better shape than GA. GA is a 4th teir team!!!!

dawgs111

September 12th, 2010
4:17 pm

new defense, same old story, can’t cover and can’t tackle. The offensive line might have lots of experience but experience doesn’t matter when you can’t open a hole or pass block. Saturday was so disappointing!

17 of 20

September 12th, 2010
4:18 pm

This calls for a celebration.

Margaret

September 12th, 2010
4:21 pm

Richt knows he has an easy ride with the Dawgs. He can be as deficient as possible and they will never do anything to him because they consider him to be one of them and “they should give him a chance.” He doesn’t care anything about the former winning Bulldog tradition. He’s a Florida boy, and he wants to see Florida on top of the Dawgs anyway. You would think someone would care about the personal integrity of doing their best. Richt can make his son as best as possible and spend time he has left, if any, on the Dawgs. Maybe we should hire his son’s coach and Richt could get that job, which probably is where his heart is moreso than Georgia.

willie g loves football

September 12th, 2010
4:23 pm

falcons lose to no touchdowns preseason , no touchdowns regular season , falcons, gt, and georgia will not make the bowls games falcons will not make playoffs.

destin dawg

September 12th, 2010
4:25 pm

“Richt is too nice”… my WIFE says.. and I hate to keep defending him here at home… its HIS offense… was pathetic… Bo Bo ’s name fits !!!! OPEN up the offense.. all in SEC. will lose at least 1 or 2 games and Fla. is reloading so it’s NOT too late….. But it could be after next week !!! Open Up and Go Dawgs !!!!

Todd

September 12th, 2010
4:27 pm

Will be the worst season for the Bulldogs in 30 years…. Just wait… I hope i am wrong

JacksonvilleDawg

September 12th, 2010
4:28 pm

You fans on here are funny. Two weeks ago you were saying how the defense and offense were so great, then we went on to beat Lala. I don’t understand where people say hype came from….it was put there because the fans. I am just as upset about the loss as the next Dawgs fan, but tell me you expected something different. There is a rookie freshman QB that now shows he can do more than what the coaches allow him to do. The O will be better and more open. You are the same people who say fire Bobby Cox becuase he had two bad seasons, but look now. THe team got outplayed and outcoached…it happens. You can do tackle drills all day long, but the coaches aren’t the ones on the field. It was a horrible team loss.

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GR82BAG8R

September 12th, 2010
4:29 pm

Yep, Tech is bad, but they are bad with inferior talent. They simply cannot recruit the same quality of athlete that Georgia can. Georgia has the pick of the talent in a state that worships high school football. Georgia should have a fistful of NC’s by now.

Kenny

September 12th, 2010
4:30 pm

I hope you’re wrong too but I think you’re right. I don’t see many wins out there. They’re timid in the play calling. No imagination. Plus Richt has lost control of his players. Too many off the field incidents. I don’t remember Goff having that problem at least.

GR82BAG8R

September 12th, 2010
4:31 pm

POAJacket, you better hope you beat Tech this year, otherwise you will have lost to a team that lost to a team that lost to North Dakota State.

You know will not beat Florida….again….

taxpayer

September 12th, 2010
4:34 pm

destin dawg -

I’m surprised you have a wife since you can’t write in prose. How about that big D this weekend? You’ve been braying on and on about Lakotas and Berlin (sp?) Great coaching by that vaunted staff.

Go Dawgs !!!! moving increasingly more to irrelevance!!!

J Clay

September 12th, 2010
4:36 pm

Bad day for Dawgs but agree with JaxDawg I saw this one coming…Lets see what we can do at home this week with Arkansas, will be a good measure of team’s resolve plus I think USC was under rated and Ark over-rated…And for all the Tech fans – I know messiah CPJ will say does not matter since out of conference loss (same way you try to justify UGA beating you) but for all your talk look at the polls and others receiving votes – UGA has more than you. Moral of the story – we still own you bitches

#1DAWGINMISSISSIPPI

September 12th, 2010
4:38 pm

The last time we lost to South Carolina we played in the Sugar Bowl! What about Tech falling from #15 out of the polls? The Dawgs will get it together, Murry has now got that road SEC game behind him now its time to move forward !!!! Go Dawgs! GATA

Gainesville Dawg

September 12th, 2010
4:39 pm

same song, second verse………………if georgia loses a game, fire the coach! You so-called fans need to apply for the job. With all of your knowledge, you could easily be hired and win the national championship. Go for it!!! You are not a real fan!!!!!!!!!!!!
Support your team!!!!!!!
Go Dawgs!!!!!!!

georgiadawgg

September 12th, 2010
4:40 pm

georgia needs to go down to the federal pen in atlanta and get some of their thugs out to play.

phil

September 12th, 2010
4:42 pm

I wonder if Spurrier is concerned with being the player’s buddy.

Richt's Butt Cut

September 12th, 2010
4:42 pm

New year..same old song and dance. Cant tackle, cant/wont run the ball, too many off the field issues, lack of effort by players, getting “outmanned” by the opposition, terrible play calling, blah blah blah…

Aaron Murray looks good though- maybe try some fresh faces on offense because the 10 returning starters don look so hot..

Also- what is going on with Kendrum Malcom? Havent heard his name since he commited.

destin dawg

September 12th, 2010
4:43 pm

taxslayer… defense was OK… No penalties… held ‘em tp 17 .. we should have scored 20+ points .. just let Murray go… Open up the offense… O line was a huge disappointment…

barneyb

September 12th, 2010
4:43 pm

Let’s just cut to the chase and give Mark Richt his severance package now. Get someone in there who can control his players and produce better results. This is laughable.

jj

September 12th, 2010
4:44 pm

Lose to Carolina pay for Carolina

Nobody outside of AThens thinks Richt is a good coach. This is because he is not.

Dogs don’t deserve to be anywhere near the top 25

#1DAWGINMISSISSIPPI

September 12th, 2010
4:44 pm

Agree with you Gainesville Dawg, Either you so called fans apply for a coaching job or shut the hell up! South Carolina was the better team on Saturday and that was only the second game of this young season! A Dawg I was born, and A Dawg I will die !!!!!!

No free pass from me

September 12th, 2010
4:45 pm

Jacksonvilledawg, the typical apologist/ pollyanna dawg fan. All my fellow dawg fans at church this morning making excuses for Richt only because he is a godly man. I’m a christian as well but I believe a coach with a recruiting hotbed like Richt should get results. I like him as a man but he is simply not getting the job done as head coach at UGA. Keeping bobo is the wiliel martinez debacle all over again. Richt will never step up and do the right thing by getting rid of bobo.The only hope for the fans who want to compete for championships is McGarrity. What will he do? How tough is he going to be on Richt? I guess time will tell because I certainly don’t have the answers.

spider

September 12th, 2010
4:46 pm

mayby coach shuld have brought in his own son for qb

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Gman 84

September 12th, 2010
4:48 pm

Yes, yes Disney Dawgs we get it. Don’t say anything about Richt because we were good 5 years ago.

BTW, don’t bring up 2007-the 2 games we lost were epic coaching failures-particularly Tennessee.

J Clay

September 12th, 2010
4:51 pm

IF the Dawgs win Saturday – and yes I understand that is an IF…most of you will change your tune all over and say we will go 13-1….Realistically 9-3 would be good this year – if Richt and co can accomplish that I will say it is a good coaching year – don’t think you can expect more with new QB, new scheme…Next year should be the year of very high expectations…Now if for some reason they go 7-5 this year I would agree the heat should be dialed up on Richt but do not believe it is time to fire him because we lost to a better team on the road…It’s just hard for the Dawgs to admit USC is better and was SUPPOSED to win the game…Start losing games we shouldn’t this year (like UK, UT, Vandy etc in recent years) then start calling for the heat or a new regime…

Still think this team CAN be very good – not great – but have some work to do. Believe a victory over the Hogs is quite possible and would put us right back in the polls.

taxpayer

September 12th, 2010
4:52 pm

destin dawg -

Who are you kidding? These great D coaches must have neglected to teach the THUGAS the art of tackling. Even the Evil Genius took a shot at THUGA”S DC.

Paul Has A Small Johnson

September 12th, 2010
4:53 pm

David Pollack said Richt can go 2-10 and he is secure

Thoughts anyone

J Clay

September 12th, 2010
4:56 pm

I think David Pollack must be smoking something….Losing record and he gets fired, 6-6 or 7-5 and he gets heavy pressure heading into next season…

King Donko of Punchstania

September 12th, 2010
4:56 pm

FIRE RICHT! FIRE BOBO! FIRE GRANTHAM! Unless you’re satisfied with being a middle-of-the-road team in the SEC, it’s time to push for change. The Dawgs need a coaching staff that is dedicated to championship football.

MDAWG24

September 12th, 2010
4:56 pm

South Carolina benefited in the polls from the victory over Georgia, jumping from No. 24 to No. 13 in the AP poll and from No. 25 to No. 16 in the coaches’ – WOW – Not that it matters, we all knew ( or should have ) that we would take our lumps this year. We’ll see how Carolina stacks up this year. Probably better than us but we shall see…