Georgia Ranked No. 2 In Polls

Daniel SpratlinContributor ISeptember 2, 2008

Well, it was expected but I still don't like to see it. Southern California has jumped two spots to No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 college football poll, rewarded by voters for opening the season with a dominant performance on the road against a BCS conference opponent.

Georgia and Ohio State, the preseason No.'s 1 and 2, respectively, started their seasons with glorified scrimmages at home against FCS (formerly I-AA) teams.

USC's 52-7 victory Saturday at Virginia helped the Trojans vault past the Bulldogs and Buckeyes from No. 3 in the preseason. Georgia fell to No. 2 and Ohio State to No. 3.

The voting was close. USC received 21 first-place votes and 1,539 points from the 65-member media panel. Georgia had 20 first-place votes and 1,506 points. Ohio State got 15 first-place votes and 1,497 points.

On a personal note, I'd like to take the time to say that USC and Arizona showed how unprofessional they are by running up the score on an obviously weaker opponent. There is no need for this and they should be ashamed of their arrogance.

Record, Pts, Pvs
1. Southern Cal (21)1-01,5393
2. Georgia (20)1-01,5061
3. Ohio St. (15)1-01,4972
4. Oklahoma (2)1-01,4324
5. Florida (5)1-01,4155
6. Missouri (1)1-01,3016
7. LSU (1)1-01,2077
8. West Virginia1-01,1088
9. Auburn1-01,03310
10. Texas1-01,02811
11. Wisconsin1-084913
12. Texas Tech1-084212
13. Alabama1-083424
14. Kansas1-074814
15. Arizona St.1-067215
15. BYU1-067216
17. South Florida1-058819
18. Oregon1-050821
19. Penn St.1-046722
20. Wake Forest1-041423
21. Fresno St.1-0242
22. Utah1-0214
23. UCLA1-0151
24. Illinois0-114720
24. South Carolina1-0147