2:59 pm September 4, 2012, by Chip Towers
ATHENS – Georgia dropped from No. 6 to No. 7 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll, released Tuesday afternoon.
The Bulldogs, who defeated MAC opponent Buffalo 45-23 in the season opener, were leap-frogged by Florida State. The Seminoles beat Murray State 69-3 this past Saturday.
Georgia wasn’t the only team to be overtaken despite a victory. Alabama jumped over USC to occupy the No. 1 spot despite the Trojans’ 49-10 win over Hawaii. The Crimson Tide rolled over then No. 8-ranked 41-14 Saturday night in Texas.
The Tide received 45 first-place votes, up 28 from last week, while USC had 11 first-place votes and No. 3 LSU four.
The AP says it is the 86th time in the 76-year history of the poll that the top-ranked team won and dropped in the rankings. That happened to Georgia when it opened the 2008 season at No. 1. It was all the way down to No. 3 by the time it lost its first game to No. 8 Alabama in Week 4.
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