SEC Power Rankings: Can Auburn Claim The Top Spot?

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Aug 30, 2014; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Amarlo Herrera (52) reacts with cornerback Damian Swann (5) after a sack against the Clemson Tigers during the fourth quarter at Sanford Stadium. Georgia defeated Clemson 45-21. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

3. Georgia

Pre-Season Ranking: 3

Last Week: Beat Clemson 45-21

The Good: Todd Gurley is as good as they come. The Heisman Trophy candidate had 198 rushing yards and three touchdowns on only 15 carries and added a 100-yard kickoff return for another score. In all, the Bulldogs averaged eight yards per carry, compiled 328 rushing yards and five touchdowns on the ground against a Clemson Tigers team that is expected to compete for an ACC title.

The Bad: Georgia allowed 21 points in the first half, and actually trailed 21-14 in the second quarter. However, the defense was dominant in the second half and shut out the Tigers.

The Ugly: Clemson could not run the ball against Georgia, and finished with an ugly 2.3 yards per rush on 44 attempts. The Dawgs’ weakest spots were a fumble and eight penalties.

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