ESPN released its latest Football Power Index (FPI) rankings late last week, and the Georgia Bulldogs eked into the top 10.
While UGA is breaking in a new head coach and (maybe) a new quarterback, the Worldwide Leader clearly shows some confidence that Kirby Smart will at least match last year's 10-3 mark.
But the news isn't all good. There are four SEC teams ahead of Georgia. Here's the full top 10:
1. Florida State
7. Ole Miss
9. Oklahoma State
As an FYI, here's how ESPN says it comes up with the numbers:
The Football Power Index (FPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of a team's performance going forward for the rest of the season. FPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Projected results are based on 10,000 simulations of the rest of the season using FPI, results to date, and the remaining schedule. Ratings and projections update daily.
There are definitely some oddities to the rankings (Tennessee ahead of Alabama?) that should be taken with a grain of salt. The same rankings give the 'Dawgs a .5 percent chance of going undefeated, an 11.4 percent chance of winning the SEC, and project 8.9 wins to 3.4 losses.