The final Associated Press football poll of the 2018-2019 season is out and there’s no surprise at the top. Clemson, fresh of a defenestration of Alabama in “wherever we are in”, California (hat tip, Dabo Swinney) is a solid #1. The Crimson Tide are #2. Ohio State, survivors of the bowl season demolition derby, are #3, while semifinal losers Oklahoma and Notre Dame are #4 and #5 respectively.
LSU slides in at #6 following their big win over defending imaginary national champions Central Florida.
Then there’s #7. We need to talk about that. Georgia is at #7, which makes sense to me in light of their Sugar Bowl effort, the second really bad Matthew McConnaughey show in which someone experienced a failure to launch. But they’re not alone. The Bulldogs are tied at #7 with . . .
Florida. The same Florida team they beat 36-17 on October 27th. And one spot ahead of the Texas team that keelhauled the ‘Dawgs in New Orleans just last week. Tis a fool who looks for logic in the chambers of AP voters collective hearts.
That being said there is a certain poetic justice after the Red and Black’s 0-2 finish to watching Gators crow (hiss maybe?) about their top ten finish, knowing that they’re in the midst of yet another recent losing streak to Georgia. Sadly, we earned that one. Until later . . .