On Sunday, after a slew of college football games, the Associated Press Top 25 for Week 13 was updated USA TODAY Sports AFCA Football Coaches Poll, the Bulldogs remain No. 1 in the AP Top 25, receiving 62 first-place votes Ohio State at number 2 received a first vote. The Bulldogs win a 16-6 away win against Kentucky.
Looking at the rest of the SEC, Tennessee is No. 5, LSU is No. 6, Alabama is No. 8, and Ole Miss is No. 20, giving the SEC five teams in the top 20.
2022 Week 12 AP Top 25 Poll
1. Georgia Bulldogs (61)
2. Ohio State Horse Chestnuts (1)
3. Michigan Wolverines (2)
4. TCU Horned Frogs
5. USC Trojans
6. LSU Tigers
7. Clemson tiger
8. Crimson Tide of Alabama
9. Tennessee Volunteers
10 Oregon ducks
11. Penn State Nittany Lions
12. Washington Huskies
13. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
15. Wildcats of the State of Kansas
16. Florida State Seminoles
18. Tar heels from North Carolina
19. Green Wave from Tulane
20. Ole Miss Rebels
21. Cincinnati bear cats
22. Oregon State Beavers
23. Chanticleers on the Carolina coast
24. Texas Longhorns
25th UCF Knight
survey methodology (by AP): The AP Top 25 is determined by a simple scoring system based on how each voter ranks the top college football teams. A team gets 25 points for everyone first place Voting, 24 for second place, etc. until the 25th team to get a point. The ranking is determined by listing the teams’ total scores from highest to lowest.
After building a 16-point lead against Kentucky in the third quarter of Saturday’s game, the Georgia Bulldogs held out long to ensure they would go home with another hard-fought SEC win.
No. 1 Georgia held off a late rally in Kentucky by making crucial stops on the Wildcats’ final two drives to secure a 16-6 win on the road. Points were hard to come by that night for the Bulldogs, who ultimately found three Jack Podlesny field goals and a Kenny McIntosh rushing touchdown to surpass Kentucky.
As a result of Saturday’s action, Georgia beat Kentucky for a 13th straight season and sealed an undefeated record in this season’s SEC game, only the 11th in program history.
“I was really proud of our guys tonight with the resilience and composure and toughness they showed,” Kirby Smart said after the game. “We knew it was going to be that kind of game. We’ve been talking about this all week. We actually showed clips from last time we came up here in terms of the number of snaps played and the shrinking of the game, which I think was wise for Mark to keep the game tight and the number of possessions up reduce. Under these conditions you will play such games. Really proud of it as our boys had their backs to the wall as they struggled in what they do. Could certainly have played better in the red zone. We could have stopped some rides defensively where we would have given them some conversions and penalties and stuff. I give Kentucky a lot of credit for bouncing back and being a truly physical football team. We won the line of scrimmage tonight, which is what we had to do.
Georgia will now prepare to host Georgia Tech, with kick-off set for Noon ET and ESPN to televise the game.
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