Seeing as Groo mentioned Stassen’s preseason magazine consensus in his post I just linked to, I thought I’d share that with you guys.
None of the four appear to be sleeping on the Dawgs. It’s also interesting to see that the mags value the strength of the SEC less than do FPI and S&P+. There are six conference teams in that top 25 and only two of those are from the SEC East.
Speaking of the East, here’s how that shakes out:
It’s the Year of the Vols, peeps! Seriously, look at the consistency there. Outside of Lindy’s, every magazine shows the same general pecking order, and even in the case of Lindy’s it’s just a matter of flopping the fifth and sixth place programs.
Obviously, nothing is etched in stone. Injuries and the any given Saturday factor will no doubt play their parts when the dust settles. Suffice to say Georgia is facing big expectations. It’ll be Kirby’s job to make sure they’re met.