Coaches' Poll is out. The Dawgs, along with most everyone else, is eliminated from the national championship picture.
About what I had expected as far as Georgia goes. 21st doesn't seem any more or less realistic than not ranked or top 10. Hey, a boy can dream, right?
Someone does need to explain to me why a Pittsburgh team that is breaking in a QB is ranked as high as they are. Oh, yeah, Big East and New Hampshire. Right.
Obviously, the voters think the Hogs will beat the Dawgs in Athens, but the Dawgs will prevail in Columbia. A couple of other things stand out: It is expected that Florida will only lose to Alabama...twice, but stay ranked 3rd? So a two loss Florida is better than a no loss Texas? Oklahoma will lose to Texas, right?
Oh, yeah. LSU? Hmm. Lots of SEC West love.
I didn't expect to be ranked in the top 15, but a new QB and a new defensive coordinator is easily enough to scare everyone. I'm talking about Georgia, obviously, because Florida is ranked 3rd with that scenario.
I have never liked pre-season polls. Now I never liked them even more.