With Georgia’s loss to Clemson in Week 1, the Cards jumped up 1 spot in both polls to #8. I must say I expected Georgia to be dropped to 8th and for Louisville to be stuck at 9. But I think since we not only won, but looked good doing it, that helped us get over the schedule hump for this week. Georgia actually dropped all the way to 12th in the USA Today poll after impressive performances by LSU and Florida State.
So if the Cards win this week against Eastern Kentucky, will they climb another spot? Let’s take a look at who the rest of the Top 10 have this week.
1) Alabama (1-0) is off this week
2) Ohio State (1-0) vs San Diego State (0-1) 3:30 ABC/ESPN2
3) Oregon (1-0) @ Virginia (1-0) 3:30 ABC/ESPN2
4) Stanford (0-0) vs San Jose State (1-0) 11:00 pm PAC-12 Network
5) Clemson (1-0) vs South Carolina State (0-1) 12:30 ESPN3
6) South Carolina (1-0) @ 11) Georgia (0-1) 4:30 ESPN
7) Texas A&M (1-0) vs Sam Houston State (1-0) 7:00 ESPN3
8) Louisville (1-0) vs Eastern Kentucky (1-0) 12:00 ESPN3
9) Florida (1-0) @ Miami (1-0) 12:00 ESPN
10) Florida State (1-0) is off this week
So it looks like most of the Top 10 have “easy” games this week. Of course the big game will be South Carolina at Georgia. With Georgia already having one loss, it would be nice if they would go ahead and give South Carolina 1 loss as well. Unless Georgia absolutely destroys them, they probably wouldn’t gain enough spots to jump Louisville, so the Cards could move up another spot to #7, with a win over Eastern Kentucky of course. The Oregon game is interesting simply because they have to travel across the country, but I don’t look for them to lose to Virginia. Other than that, most teams should roll pretty easily, so let’s for sure keep our eyes on that Georgia-South Carolina matchup!