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Georgia jumps to ninth in numerous polls after season opening win

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart answers a question during the Bulldogs' press conference in Athens, Ga., on Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. (Photo by Steven Colquitt)
Photo: Steven Colquitt/UGA

Georgia has been rewarded for their efforts in a 33-24 season opening victory over North Carolina.

On Tuesday, coaches’ polls and media polls were released at the conclusion of week one action. Georgia entered the season with the 18th overall ranking, but as many teams toppled throughout the first weekend, the Bulldogs have made their first appearance in the top ten under head coach Kirby Smart.

The AP Top 25 poll, Coaches’ Poll and the FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll all rank Georgia at number nine, as they make a rapid rise in each of the polls. Georgia is the second-highest ranked SEC team in the AP Poll behind Alabama.

Georgia’s opponent in the opener, North Carolina, is now unranked after their defeat. The Bulldogs will not face another ranked team until traveling to Oxford to play Ole Miss on September 24, who is ranked 19th.

The full Associated Press poll:

  1. Alabama (54)
  2. Clemson (2)
  3. Florida State (4)
  4. Ohio State
  5. Michigan (1)
  6. Houston
  7. Stanford
  8. Washington
  9. Georgia
  10. Wisconsin
  11. Texas
  12. Michigan State
  13. Louisville
  14. Oklahoma
  15. TCU
  16. Iowa
  17. Tennessee
  18. Notre Dame
  19. Ole Miss
  20. Texas A&M
  21. LSU
  22. Oklahoma State
  23. Baylor
  24. Oregon
  25. Miami (FL)
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  1. Justin

    Sep 6, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    The Dome was so loud during that 4th quarter. I love it. Go Dawgs.

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