The Bulldogs, which started out the season ranked No. 12 in the AP Poll, went 4-1 against teams ranked in the final AP poll. The Bulldogs were the highest-ranked 10-win team in the country and placed in front of several teams with more than 10 wins - Arizona, Boise State, Clemson, Missouri, Wisconsin, Arizona State, Mississippi State and UCLA.
After a nearly season-long media love affair with the SEC West, it turns out the Bulldogs, and their East counterpart Missouri, were two of the league’s four highest-ranked teams. Six SEC teams finished ranked in the final AP poll, which tied with the PAC-12 for the conference with the most teams in the final poll.
Although the Bulldogs have finished ranked in the top 10 of the AP poll 21 times, they have finished the season ranked No. 9 until today.