Sixty seconds you’ll never get back.

There are few more pointless exercises pundits go through this time of year than quibbling with teams that are overrated and underrated in the Coaches Poll, because there are few more pointless exercises these days than the Coaches Poll itself.

But I have to tip my hat to CBSSports’ Tom Fornelli, who’s managed to achieve pointlessness squared with his take that Georgia is over-ranked by one spot.

Georgia is in a somewhat similar position as Michigan here. For the most part, I believe the Coaches Poll got the top 15 right. Sure, I’d move a couple teams up or down a spot or two, but there’s nothing egregiously wrong with it. One of the bigger of their small mistakes, in my mind, is having Georgia at No. 3 ahead of Oklahoma at No. 4. Georgia is talented and good enough to win the SEC and get to the playoff. But should it start the season ranked ahead of an Oklahoma team that has won 46 games the last four seasons, at least 10 games in 16 of the last 19 seasons, and been selected for the last two College Football Playoffs (and three of the last four)?

Well, since we’re taking a walk back through recent history, how did the two do the last time they faced off?  And while we at it, how have they fared lately against Alabama?

But apparently I digress, because he’s rolling.

No, it shouldn’t. Particularly when you consider that last we saw the Bulldogs, they were losing to Texas in the Sugar Bowl. And spare me all the excuses about Georgia not caring about the game because they felt they should be in the playoff. That’s an excuse for losers, and this Georgia team isn’t full of losers.

I’ll spare him all the excuses if he’ll recall that Oklahoma lost to Texas last season, too.


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9 responses to “Sixty seconds you’ll never get back.

  1. 81Dog

    Tom, meet Amal Shah. Amal, this is Tom. You boys should have lots to talk about. Feel free to help yourself to plenty of punch and cookies.

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  2. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    Pointlessness squared indeed! The season can’t get here fast enough.


  3. …. and yet I clicked! It’s finally that time of year again.


  4. Russ

    Don’t cloud the issue with facts, Senator.


  5. In the words of almighty butthead, “dumbass”


  6. Gaskilldawg

    He is right! Oklahoma’s 19 year performance is meaningful to whether it would beat us head to head. I mean, depth means a lot in the 4th quarter in November and when we have to trot out 2001 lettermen to play against OU’s 2001 lettermen we are screwed.


  7. Macallanlover

    I didn’t realize teams’ performances the past four seasons were such an accurate indicator of future performances. Better not tell Vegas, they are about to go out of business. I couldn’t care less about his, or the coaches poll but that is the ultimate in minutia. FWIW, I wish they would have ranked UGA out of the Top 10 to put a spur under these lads’ saddles. Guess I forgot how huge a factor preseason polls really are. Suspect the Committee is taking notes as we speak. Must have a lot of time at CBS these days.


  8. You’re only as good as your last game (win or lose)…UGA pretty much got their ass handed to them by texas, we took the beating and the game check and went home… am hopeful that will be the last time UGA (staff/players) competes in that fashion for a while….


  9. Pedro

    It doesn’t just doesn’t matter.