Georgia Bulldogs Ninth in BlogPoll, Third in S.E.C.

If it’s Wednesday afternoon, that means it’s time for the new BlogPoll to be released. Unsurprisingly, Texas is ranked No. 1, having received 75 of 77 first-place votes. The other two ballots ranked No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 Penn State in the top spot.

Georgia was ranked ninth, behind No. 7 Florida and No. 8 Texas Tech. My position with respect to the Red Raiders (which owed an enormous amount of credit to LD’s argument) got a mention and my ballot earned me the distinction "Mr. Manic-Depressive," which largely was a function of losses by three of my top 14 teams.

One of the nice aspects of resume ranking is that, as the season goes along and the impact of a particular outing is lessened, ballots like mine tend to become less and less outliers when set alongside a top 25 compiled by a power pollster. The extreme treatment given to some teams this week was due to the fact that my ballot consisted almost entirely of unbeaten and once-beaten teams, although I softened this approach somewhat and, almost inevitably, more than one two-loss team will appear on next week’s ballot.

This week’s S.E.C. Power Poll also places ‘Bama in the top spot, with 13 (possibly unlucky?) first-place votes, and the Gators in the No. 2 position, with a trio of No. 1 nods. The Bulldogs run third in the rankings.

Go ‘Dawgs!

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