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Tennessee falls in polls after loss to Georgia

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NCAA Football: Tennessee at Georgia Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

It was an interesting one in Athens this weekend — until it wasn’t. Tennessee took a lead into the halftime break against the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs, overcoming several early mistakes to hold an advantage. That advantage was quickly erased by Kirby Smart’s suffocating defense, which clamped down on the Volunteers in the third quarter.

Three turnovers later, an upset bid turned into a blowout. Georgia walked away from Tennessee in the second half, beating the Vols by a score of 44-21.

Sunday’s college football polls didn’t punish Tennessee all that much for the loss. The AP Poll moved Tennessee from 14 to 18, while the coaches poll dropped them from 12 to 17.

Georgia held steady at No. 3 in both polls, while Clemson and Alabama remain as the top two teams in the nation.

Florida took a tumble after Texas A&M pulled the upset, while the Aggies made a big jump. North Carolina entered the top five of the AP Poll, creating a new player in the ACC.


AP Poll

  1. Clemson
  2. Alabama
  3. Georgia
  4. Notre Dame
  5. North Carolina
  6. Ohio State
  7. Oklahoma State
  8. Cincinnati
  9. Penn State
  10. Florida
  11. Texas A&M
  12. Oregon
  13. Miami
  14. BYU
  15. Auburn
  16. Wisconsin
  17. SMU
  18. Tennessee
  19. Michigan
  20. Iowa State
  21. Louisiana-Lafayette
  22. Kansas State
  23. Virginia Tech
  24. Minnesota
  25. USC

Coaches Poll

  1. Clemson
  2. Alabama
  3. Georgia
  4. Notre Dame
  5. Ohio State
  6. North Carolina
  7. Oklahoma State
  8. Penn State
  9. Florida
  10. Cincinnati
  11. Texas A&M
  12. Miami
  13. BYU
  14. Auburn
  15. Wisconsin
  16. Oregon
  17. Tennessee
  18. SMU
  19. Michigan
  20. Iowa State
  21. Louisiana-Lafayette
  22. Kansas State
  23. Virginia Tech
  24. USC
  25. Minnesota