Monday, October 28, 2013

Battered, bruised and unranked

Having not mastered the intricacies of the ranking system in college football (and really, who has?), my youngest is pissed Georgia's not ranked. I think at the voters somehow, and at the way the season has unfolded.

That aside, I started to read this with a chip on my shoulder. Bruised ego? But then, it was hard to dispute.
There's a new entry on Georgia's lengthy injury list:  
Bruised ego.
In only three weeks, Georgia has dropped from No. 6 to being unranked in The Associated Press Top 25. The stunned Bulldogs (4-3, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) have an off week to assess the damage, attempt to correct mistakes and hope some injured players can heal before their Nov. 2 game against Florida.
The South Carolina win made this game a bit more interesting. But at its core, it'll still be a grudge match for bragging rights. Which is what Lynch reminds us:
“We're going to use this bye week to get healthy and come back,” said senior tight end Arthur Lynch. “It's our biggest rival, in my opinion. You beat Florida and you just can build so much momentum from that one win it can catapult us to winning out, hopefully. That's our plan. That's what we're going to try to execute.”