The Bulldogs impressed poll voters by knocking off then No. 16 Clemson 45-21 Saturday.
Georgia moved up four spots in the USA Today coaches poll to No. 8 and garnered one first place vote.
The last time Georgia rose this much in the AP poll after a regular season win was following a 26-23 overtime victory at Alabama in 2007 when the Bulldogs moved up from No. 22 to No. 15.
The polls have no direct bearing on the four teams that will play in the College Football Playoff. A selection committee will determine those teams.
Georgia is in its highest spot in the AP poll since Sept. 29, 2013 after beating LSU.
“You’ve just got to ignore the noise and continue to work,” Bobo said.
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Gurley’s odds of winning the Heisman Trophy went from 14/1 to 7/1, according to Bovada, after his monster game in the opener when he rushed for 198 yards and three touchdowns and scored on the kickoff return. He was also named one of four weekly honorees for the Paul Hornung Award for a versatile, single-game performance. …Junior college transfer cornerback Shattle Fenteng and freshman cornerback Malkom Parrish didn’t play against Clemson because they weren’t ready to play, defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt said. Fenteng missed most of the preseason practices with a shoulder injury. “Some guys had to play that weren’t ready to play,” Pruitt said. “We can say that, too.” …Nose guard Chris Mayes, who started seven games last year, didn’t play Saturday after missing practice time with an injury. “I’m more concerned about getting him healthy and full speed,” defensive line coach Tray Rocker said. …Receiver Jonathon Rumph didn’t play due to a lingering injury, Bobo said. “We’re going to have to have Rumph,” Bobo said. “He’s going to have to play for us this season. So this is a big week and a half for Jonathon.”