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Why Georgia Should Be Ranked No. 2 - College Football News

Posted: Oct 12, 2017 6:27 PM

Why would you not care about rankings? Who doesn’t like seeing a 1 or 2 next to their team’s name on the scoreboard? Plus, with the new era of the College Football Playoff, rankings matter more than ever – at least the ones that come from the committee in late October – especially if a team is hovering around the top-five.

So where does Georgia fit in at the moment?

Outside of Clemson, Georgia’s résumé is as impressive as it gets.

A really, really solid win over a good Notre Dame team, a blowout win vs Mississippi State, a 41-0 win over Tennessee in Knoxville, and another blowout win over Vanderbilt – that’s not only not bad, it’s fantastic considering Oklahoma and LSU are among the teams that couldn’t seem to take care of business to stay unbeaten.
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Considering the consistency, Georgia has crushed its opponents. Yeah, Alabama has done the same, but does it have a win as strong as beating Notre Dame?

So … should this Georgia team be ranked even higher than fourth?

Penn State is ranked third in the polls, one spot ahead of Georgia. But why?

Why is a team that’s beaten Akron, Pitt, Georgia State, Iowa – by two points – Indiana and Northwestern ranked ahead of a team that has victories over App State, Notre Dame on the road, Mississippi State, Tennessee on the road, and Vanderbilt?

Sure, Penn State has Heisman hopeful Saquon Barkley, but Nick Chubb is not too far behind – just 31 yards back – as he leads the SEC in rushing.

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Some, including Pete Fiutak of College Football News, would even go as far as to say Georgia is deserving of ranking ahead of … wait for it … Alabama?

“The only question mark continues to be Jake Fromm,” Fiutak said. “At some point, he might have to come through with a big performance – but the defense has been incredible, the two NFL backs have been great, the O line that was supposed to be a concern has been solid, and the team is crushing teams just like Alabama is. The difference is the win at Notre Dame – that’s better than anything Bama has done. Clemson has a better résumé, but it could be argued that the Dawgs are playing better – and now Kelly Bryant is banged up. I still think Bama is probably the better team, but on the deserve factor, Georgia has a case to be No. 1.”

Should Georgia be ranked higher than Alabama? It’s really not as far of reach as it may seem at first glance.

If we are going off of wins, Georgia gets the nod. What was once considered a big win for the Tide over Florida State is now ordinary – FSU is currently 1-3 with their lone victory coming against Wake Forest in a fight.

Sure, Alabama has been running over teams with the same consistency as Georgia, but as Fiutak mentioned, the Dawgs have a win over Notre Dame – in South Bend – under their belt, which tops any win on Alabama’s schedule.

If Notre Dame continues to win as it’s been doing, that September 9th Georgia victory will look better and better.

Though it may seem surreal to some Bulldog fans, this is the new reality: Georgia, in its second year under head coach Kirby Smart, is a very, very good football team.


Re: Why Georgia Should Be Ranked No. 2 - College Football News

Posted: Oct 12, 2017 6:48 PM

"Penn State is ranked third in the polls, one spot ahead of Georgia. But why?"

Because of the slobbering love affair sports writers have with the B1G.
Almost as bad as their zombie like infatuation with the $EC.

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Re: Why Georgia Should Be Ranked No. 2 - College Football News

Posted: Oct 12, 2017 6:51 PM

First off thanks for sharing. I have a couple of reasons why I don't care about the rankings right now.
1) There's a lot of football left to be played.

2) We are no longer in the BCS era. If we are in the committee's top 4 we are in. If we take care of business we will be there. 1,2,3 or 4 it's all the same once you're in. The champion will be proven.

Let them debate. The games will sort this out. Bama and Georgia cannot both be undefeated when the playoff rolls around. They could both get in but a one loss team will not get in over an undefeated Clemson team. Penn St will get embarassed if they get in.


Re: Why Georgia Should Be Ranked No. 2 - College Football News

Posted: Oct 12, 2017 6:56 PM

Sorry Dawgs, but it ain't gonna matter. You absolutely cannot beat Alabama. Yes - you are the odds-on fav to win the SEC Least (which is like beating a bunch of HS teams). Alabama will destroy you if Auburn doesn't do it first. At any rate, UGA will have ZERO chance to be in the NC playoff. Alabama, CLEMSON, PSU, and either a Big12 or PAC12 team will round out that elite group. It is just how it works. Deal with it. Figure out how to beat Alabama, then come back and see us.

BTW: CLEMSON already knows how to beat Bama. Good luck trying to figure that out.

Re: Why Georgia Should Be Ranked No. 2 - College Football News

Posted: Oct 12, 2017 7:20 PM

hahaha just getting their hopes up with that ####.

Beating ND @ ND is nice but there were more Dawg fans there than Irish so it was kinda a home game. Everything else on their schedule is garbage.

Here's the problem with UGA, they don't know how to throw the ball. Passing/Rushing per team
UGA: 807/1600
Clemson: 1400/1400
Bama: 1000/1800
PSU: 1750/1000
Auburn: 1350/1350

Why would you vote for a team with a worse defense and 400 less yards on offense over Bama or Clemson? You wouldn't!

Want to know how to beat Bama? Have a balanced team that can be pass heavy. You just can't run against those ########. UGA is gonna get the Leonard Fornette treatment by Bama, SHUT DOWN. Bama is designed to kill teams like UGA.

Auburn Actually has a shot at Bama IMO. They will force them to throw since they have a good run defense and we'll see what those QB's are made of.

PSU plays in the BIG so they are 100% #######. All of these teams would chew that ### and send them back to Sadness Valley

Re: Why Georgia Should Be Ranked No. 2 - College Football News

Posted: Oct 12, 2017 7:20 PM

Georgia has no business being even in the top 5 until I see them beat someone other than ND who lost 2/3 of its games last year. Admittedly they are off to the best season in a very long, long time, but the dawgs have to earn it. Best auburn and well talk.

Maybe in the SEC***

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