Georgian football has a stranglehold on first place in the AP Top 25 poll

Georgian football is still No. 1 in the AP Top 25 poll and although one of the votes for first place went elsewhere, the Dawgs are still proving to be the best team in the country. This football week has been filled with drama and excitement.

The Dawgs did their job, but they struggled at times with the rest of the top 10. However, the top 4 teams found ways to win. Georgia’s win over Kentucky wasn’t flashy, but it didn’t have to be, either. When you’re undefeated, style points don’t matter, and they don’t matter as much as they do for the teams fighting for a spot.

Ohio State and Michigan both struggled with their opponents. Maryland held on tight to the Buckeyes until the game’s final minutes, and Illinois did the same against the Wolverines. There was some controversy in that game, but in the end Michigan pulled out and remains undefeated.

TCU had to win Baylor at the last second, but the key here is finding a path to victory because it’s hard to deny undefeated teams in the college football playoffs.

Georgian football remains firmly at No. 1 in the AP Top 25 poll.

Of the 63 first-place votes, Georgia received 62 and Ohio State received one. That result was emulated last week and while everyone is entitled to an opinion, it’s hard to say that Georgia isn’t the country’s absolute No. 1. No other team has that defense and offense that can score when they want to.

Ohio State has a strong offense, but its defense isn’t the best. Neither TCU nor Michigan’s defense – these three teams in the Round of the Top 4 don’t have what Georgia has.

Tennessee fell heavily in the face Saturday night as the Gamecocks defeated them 63-38. The Vols went from No. 5 to No. 9 in the AP poll. Utah fell to Oregon, falling to 14th in the poll.

USC overtook UCLA 48-45 to move up two spots at No. 5, LSU stayed at No. 6, and Clemson demoralized Miami 40-10 to move up two spots at No. 7. The Tigers leapfrogged Alabama at No. 8 and Oregon rounds out the top 10.

The entire AP Top 25 poll:

  1. Georgia (11-0)
  2. Ohio State (11-0)
  3. Michigan (11-0)
  4. TCU (11-0)
  5. USC (10-1)
  6. LSU (9-2)
  7. Clemson (10-1)
  8. Alabama (9-2)
  9. Tennessee (9-2)
  10. Oregon (9-2)
  11. Pennsylvania (9-2)
  12. Washington (9-2)
  13. Notre Dame (8-3)
  14. Utah (8-3)
  15. State of Kansas (8-3)
  16. FSU (8-3)
  17. UCLA (8-3)
  18. UNC (9-2)
  19. Tulane (9-2)
  20. Ole Miss (8-3)
  21. Cincinnati (9-2)
  22. Oregon State (8-3)
  23. University of the Carolina Coast (9-1)
  24. Texas (7-4)
  25. UCF (8-3)

Things are getting tight in the top 10 with the regular season just a week away from the conference championship games and postseason. Next week’s wins will be crucial for Clemson, USC, TCU, Michigan and Ohio State. Honestly, Rivalry Week is one of the most important of the season because so much chaos can happen.

Georgia football needs to focus on Georgia Tech while the Yellow Jackets beat North Carolina 21-17. The Yellow Jackets will come to Athens overly confident and attempt to defeat No. 1 Georgia, but the Dawgs will be prepared for them.