SEC Power Rankings: Georgia Loss, Ole Miss Win Shakes Up Top Nine

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Aug 31, 2013; Clemson, SC, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley (3) carries the ball during the fourth quarter against the Clemson Tigers at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Tigers won 38-35. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

4. Georgia Bulldogs

Record: 0-1

Previous Ranking: 2 (Trend: Down)

Last Week: Clemson 38, Georgia 35

This Week: vs. South Carolina

Next Week: Bye

Tajh Boyd proved to be just too much for the Bulldogs over the weekend. The loss means Georgia’s margin for error to end up in the BCS title game is now razor-thin, and their game against South Carolina this weekend is now even larger than it was going to be already.

Georgia got 545 yards in total offense but could not slow down Clemson’s big play ability. Their two turnovers also proved to be costly. South Carolina doesn’t have the same kind of explosive offense as Clemson, so that should help the Bulldogs defense. However, they are going to have to be more disciplined moving forward.

South Carolina comes to Athens this Saturday, and will bring a much different kind of game with them than what Clemson did. The need for Aaron Murray to make more plays in the passing game will be a key for Georgia. Murray had zero touchdowns and an interception against Clemson.