Georgia slips to No. 8 in AP poll following LSU loss

Georgia slips to No. 8 in AP poll following LSU loss

Georgia Bulldogs defensive lineman Julian Rochester (5) walks off the field with his teammates after the loss. The Tigers won 36-16. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM

Following their first loss of the season, the Georgia Bulldogs slipped to No. 8 in the Associated Press poll released Sunday afternoon.

Georgia wasn't the only top 10 team defeated yesterday, which has caused a major shakeup in both polls this week.

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Iowa State upset No. 6 West Virginia, No. 8 Penn State lost in final minutes to Michigan State and No. 17 Oregon defeated No. 7 Washington in overtime.

The Bulldogs also fell four spots in the USA Today Coaches Poll to No. 6 after the loss.

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Georgia heads into its bye week before it prepares for rival Florida in Jacksonville on Oct. 27.

A win over the Gators would come at a great time for the Bulldogs after the loss to the Tigers. The first College Football Playoff rankings will be released three days later on Oct. 30.

AP POLL WEEK 8

  1. Alabama
  2. Ohio State
  3. Clemson
  4. Notre Dame
  5. LSU
  6. Michigan
  7. Texas
  8. Georgia
  9. Oklahoma
  10. UCF
  11. Florida
  12. Oregon
  13. West Virginia
  14. Kentucky
  15. Washington
  16. NC State
  17. Texas A&M
  18. Penn State
  19. Iowa
  20. Cincinnati
  21. South Florida
  22. Mississippi State
  23. Wisconsin
  24. Michigan State
  25. Washington State

Other receiving votes: Stanford 71, San Diego St. 53, Southern Cal 53, Appalachian St. 51, Colorado 49, Utah St. 38, Miami 38, Utah 33, Duke 17, Texas Tech 8, Fresno St. 7, Houston 3, Maryland 2, Virginia 2.

Dropped from poll: Miami, Colorado, Auburn