Via Chris Low:
But since the league expanded in 1992 and split into two divisions, no team that started the season unranked in the AP poll has gone on to win the SEC championship.
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Well, somebody has to be the first. Might as well be the Dawgs.
What about teams that started out unranked and won their respective SEC division that same year? Has that happened since ’92?
Without looking it up, I’m going to say no way for the East.
Then again, this is the weakest stretch the division has ever had.
I’m pretty sure USCe wasn’t ranked at the beginning of last season.
Correct…not Top 25 Preseason
I’ll be darned. Thought they were a 20-25-er.
Was Mississippi State ranked in the 1998 preseason poll? Arkansas in 2002?
at this point I’d be happy with just making it to Atlanta, so we could still do that and that little historical nugget from Mr. Low would continue to be true.
I’m with you in spirit, but I also know that if we get to the Dome and don’t win the thing, I’m not going to be happy about it. I wouldn’t be screaming for Richt’s head at that point, but then again, I’m not now, either.
There’s always a first. Red Sox were the first to win a series after being down 3-0. Cocks were first team to win the East w/ 3 losses. Let us be the first to win the SEC after starting off unranked.
We haven’t started off unranked yet.
“Give them credit, but I think everybody can see that Georgia’s going to be a force to be reckoned with. I’m very proud of this team and this university, and we’re not going anywhere.’ — Kirby Smart, AJ-C, 1/9/18
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