Dogs drop from No. 6 to 7 in AP poll; Bama back to No. 1

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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fist

September 4th, 2012
3:06 pm

fist in AL booty.

Glory between the hedges

September 4th, 2012
3:07 pm

It doesn’t matter at this point. We just got to keep winning.

Buck Toofed Tide Babe

September 4th, 2012
3:08 pm

Two lies.
1)MI was a top 25 team.
2)I’m pretty.

Gman 84

September 4th, 2012
3:11 pm

Glad to see the Sooners didn’t drop after that awe inspiring performance. We weren’t the only team sleepwalking.

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Chalk

September 4th, 2012
3:12 pm

shades of ‘08

keep winning and dropping in the polls.

David C

September 4th, 2012
3:14 pm

Roll Tide Roll Back to where they belong. Looking down on everyone else..

JB

September 4th, 2012
3:18 pm

Bama has got it going on. Watched our game and Bama’s game. We are riding on the back of bus still. Bama came out and kicked butt, 12-13 new starters and all. People doubting us against Mizzou.

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dawgfan

September 4th, 2012
3:20 pm

Bama looked pretty freaking scary. The scariest part is that they have some things to improve on but still won 41-14. Unreal. They seem to be on another planet. Only LSU, perhaps, can match them. We’ll see.

Deacon Blues

September 4th, 2012
3:20 pm

Rankings don’t matter until early December! Hope to see Dogs & Tide in Atlanta then!,

Holy Guacamole

September 4th, 2012
3:24 pm

Frankly, I am not sure about Michigan being number 8 last week, but Bama sure looked good on both sides of the ball. I also always thought that USCw was over-rated at No.1. Bama may be the class of the SEC based on their performance.
Unfortunately, either UGA was their usual slow to start or didn’t want to show anything to Mizzou. I hope that it was the later.
Obvious that the number ones (dumb butt suspensions) were missing on defense. They (team) had better pick it up or this week’s game doesn’t look good for UGA.

GB 's Hamburgers

September 4th, 2012
3:29 pm

Bama was prepared to play. It’s hard not to see the difference good coaching makes. At no time did they look like they needed to “get their act together.”

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LHarding Dawg

September 4th, 2012
3:32 pm

All in all, a good start for Georgia. Ranking don’t matter until later in the season. The defense was soft, especially up front, and that surprised everyone. The young offensive needed a game to grow and I believe they will be better next week. The punted got a few punts in. Our new kicker struggled but he’s a freshman and I rather him struggle against Buffalo that Missouri. Murray and the wideouts missed a few but that timing will come. The backs looked great.

My rankings: Alabama #1
Alabama Backups #2
LSU #3
Everybody else

John

September 4th, 2012
3:34 pm

Two things are defnite, Bama did look scary and Michigan looked scary. Also for the bulldogs, I think that is representative of letting Buffalo drop 23 points on you.

megamicro

September 4th, 2012
3:34 pm

dropping in the polls has become a UGA tradition…

John

September 4th, 2012
3:35 pm

er Michigan looked bad…hah, maybe scary bad.

Roll Turd

September 4th, 2012
3:35 pm

I don’t see how we can claim to be a “Top 25″ team if our defense gives up three 70+ yard drives in the first half…..against Buffalo…!!!

How about making our self-glorified under-achievers sit down and watch the Alabama-Michigan game? Our coaches can’t seem to make anyone understand…!!!

Too much talent for such a poor showing….time has run out….new coaching is the only answer.

SuperB

September 4th, 2012
3:38 pm

This will only encourage the top teams to run up the score on teams like the Sisters of Perpetual Misery and :Little Lambs Pre-K., aka Savannah State and Murray State.

SuperB

September 4th, 2012
3:38 pm

This will only encourage the top teams to run up the score on teams like the Sisters of Perpetual Misery and Little Lambs Pre-K., aka Savannah State and Murray State.

Kramer

September 4th, 2012
3:40 pm

At this point in the season, who cares about the polls? We best be ready for MO this week because they are fired up and ready to prove they belong in the best conference in football. If we take care of business from here on out then we will get our chance against Alabama. Until then, who cares?

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Gator Fan

September 4th, 2012
3:41 pm

No one can beat Saban when he has 8 months to prepare for you! Just ask Urban Meyer and Tim Tebow! Yikes!

UGA Insider

September 4th, 2012
3:43 pm

There is Bama then there is everyone else…..

UGA 42
Mizzou 10

Only competition UGA has on schedule this year is Tenn & GT.

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Paddy

September 4th, 2012
3:45 pm

Chip >>>>>>>>Any word on the continued suspensions for this weeks game? Or will that be a game time call by CMR?

Spanky

September 4th, 2012
3:48 pm

I agree that the dawgs looked rather lethargic, but most of the other teams that played did as well! Bama and Tenn were the ones who looked prepared! In a way, I’m kinda glad the Bulls hung up 23 points and 300(ballpark) yards on our vaunted D!! Both Grantham and CMR were rather furious about the lack of energy, as they should be!! That translates to extra prep for Mizzou!!

Also, when WAS the last time the dawgs looked impressive in the first game??

MidGA Dawg

September 4th, 2012
3:48 pm

really the Bama O was the impressive part…..the D only had to stop one person…Denard Robinson…that IS Michigan’s offense….any top tier SEC Defense can stop 1 person IMO….From some of Saban’s comments recently, i’d say they’re putting a little more emphasis on O this year..perhaps so they dont have to worry about another 9-6 game like the LSU reg season game last yr…

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22 SEC Titles

September 4th, 2012
3:54 pm

5 straight years being voted #1 at some point inthe college fb season, and this has never been accomplished by a SEC school. Only the final poll truly matters, but I like our chances as this may be CNS best team. Roll Tide

7576DAWG

September 4th, 2012
3:54 pm

I think Georgia needs to treat the Missouri game like all business. Don’t take them for granted and don’t lighten up at all. There is no reason for Murray to have one of his panic attacks because Georgia should beat them 38 to 17 . Missouri is ranked between 35 to 40TH place. That means they have a lot of weaknesses that we can take advantage of. I think the betting line only putting Georgia as a 3 or 4 point favorite is more Vegas showing that they are disgusted with Georgia under performing more than the fact that Missouri is that much under rated. Also Vegas is taking into consideration that the game is at Missouri and it’s the first SEC game for Missouri as a member.
Bottom line is Georgia should not lose this game.

te29wr

September 4th, 2012
3:55 pm

No one has said that the dogs did not blitz, stunt, as it was just a base defense.. no need to show what you might do Only the people who know little about football would write something like this

By the way one first down the second half against first teamm aand missinf five starters

jerry

September 4th, 2012
3:55 pm

So Saban can coach. But can he preach?

Vampire Bill

September 4th, 2012
3:57 pm

No way Dawgs are 7th. More like 20th

UGAX

September 4th, 2012
4:07 pm

This year’s version of the TIDE is better than last year’s- which is SCARY. I believe they could beat the Jacksonville Jaguars- they are that good.

Curious

September 4th, 2012
4:08 pm

… 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. …

Just curious how this could have occurred 86 times in only 76 years.

nobody

September 4th, 2012
4:09 pm

Soooo any fan from the rest of the SEC, when and where do we think Saban is going to go. As long as he is at Bama they will win win win.

Ted M

September 4th, 2012
4:11 pm

Jesh…can you not show the whole ranking in vertical order? no wonder you’re suffering.

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P_The_Ricker

September 4th, 2012
4:16 pm

All of these score predictions of 42-10 & 38-17 with UGA rolling Mizz are nothing more than homerisms.

UGA is likely getting back 2 starters (mitchell & brown), but losing at least one (malcolme, theus or burnette). In that equation and based of what you saw from the Dawgs last wknd against Buff, how can anyone predict a blow-out???

When was the last time UGA beat a quality BCS/SEC opponent by at least 20 pts on the road? Not 2011….not 2010….and not 2009. Been a long time!

UGAX

September 4th, 2012
4:18 pm

Nobody – I don’t know but I wish he would hurry up………pretty soon he’s bound to get tired of beating everyone.

graphite

September 4th, 2012
4:20 pm

Now,things are back to normal…… #1…RollOn

Henry D.

September 4th, 2012
4:25 pm

I just hope Mizou doesn’t prove that Georgia does indeed play “Old man Football”! I hope the kid that said gets slap run over every time he gets near the ball. A nice 42-13 score for Georgia has a nice ring to it.

Eric

September 4th, 2012
4:29 pm

Is it me or does everyone hate on all sports teams from Georgia except the Braves??? I understand Bama leaping USC because they played a cupcake, but FSU and Georgia both played cupcakes.

Joe Bob Wengie

September 4th, 2012
4:41 pm

UGA out of top 25 next week!
Finish season at 6-6

SouthGADawg

September 4th, 2012
4:45 pm

Eric,
FSU had more icing on their cupcake.

kingdaddy

September 4th, 2012
4:47 pm

#1 USC won 49-10 over Hawaii dropped to #2
#9 SC won 17-13 over Vandy stayed at #9, really?
#12Wisconsin won 26-21 over N.Iowa dropped to #13
#18 Ohio St. won 56-10 over Miami, Ohio jumps to #14, Really?
#23 Fla won 27-14 over Bowling Green, dropped to #24

b

September 4th, 2012
4:53 pm

How does Georgia drop? But Oklahoma stays the same?