The 2020 faculty soccer season got here to an finish on Monday evening with Alabama pummeling Ohio State. Shortly after the win, the Crimson Tide topped the final AP Poll of the season, as Alabama breezed to a 13-Zero file towards an 11-game SEC slate and playoff video games towards Notre Dame and Ohio State.
The Georgia Bulldogs completed ranked No. 7 within the remaining ballot, thanks partly to their 24-21 victory over Cincinnati within the Peach Bowl. The Bulldogs gained their remaining 4 video games of the 2020 season, bouncing again in an enormous approach as soon as JT Daniels entered the beginning lineup.
With Daniels and a number of contributions again for the 2021 workforce, Georgia is predicted to begin even increased primarily based upon their placement in various early top-25 polls for the 2021 season.
ESPN’s Mark Schlabach positioned the Bulldogs at No. 4, with Daniels and the returning items on offense being an enormous cause for the lofty early-season rating.
“Georgia’s offense made important strides with USC switch JT Daniels taking part in quarterback within the final 4 video games,” Schlabach wrote. “And he ought to be even higher with a full offseason in coordinator Todd Monken’s offense. He accomplished 67% of his passes for 1,231 yards with 10 touchdowns and two picks in his four-game audition.”
Daniels had the choice to show professional following the 2020 season however he elected to return for an additional 12 months, together with James Cook dinner, Kearis Jackson, Justin Shaffer, Jordan Davis, Devonte Wyatt and Adam Anderson.
Georgia will open the season towards Schlabach’s No. 1 workforce within the Clemson Tigers. The sport is ready for Sept. Four and can be performed in Charlotte.
The Athletic’s Stewart Mandel additionally has Georgia pegged to begin the season within the No. Four spot, behind Alabama, Oklahoma and Clemson.
“The entrance seven will once more be stacked, led by DT Jordan Davis and LBs Nakobe Dean and Adam Anderson,” Mandel wrote. “The secondary can be a query.”
Georgia does have various key gamers to exchange, particularly on the defensive aspect of the ball. Richard LeCounte, Mark Webb, Eric Stokes, Tyson Campbell, DJ Daniel and Azeez Ojulari are all off to the NFL. On Monday, projected starter Tyrique Stevenson entered the switch portal and appears doubtless headed to Miami.
The secondary and offensive line are the largest query marks for Georgia coming into subsequent season. The Bulldogs are additionally nonetheless ready on a call from operating again Zamir White concerning his future. He led the Bulldogs in dashing this season whereas additionally scoring 11 touchdowns in 10 video games.
247Sports additionally had the Bulldogs at No. 4, touting the advance of the offense and Georgia’s recruiting success in current seasons.
Amongst a few of the consensus different SEC groups to crack the varied polls have been Alabama, Texas A&M and Florida. Schlabach additionally had Ole Miss and LSU, Mandel had Ole Miss within the rankings whereas 247Sports activities had LSU.
Of these groups, solely Florida is on Georgia’s SEC slate for subsequent season. The Bulldogs even have the season-opening sport towards Clemson. Official dates for Georgia’s 2021 SEC schedule haven’t been introduced but. The Bulldogs are set to host Arkansas because the SEC West crossover opponent.
There was one media member who deviated from rating the Bulldogs at No. 4, with Fox Sports activities’ Joel Klatt slotting Georgia at No. 1 in his prime 10.
Right here is my WAY-TOO-EARLY prime 10 for 2021-2022
— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) January 12, 2021
So far as profitable the nationwide title subsequent season, Betonline.ag provides Georgia the second-best odds at 4-to-1. They’re tied with Clemson and behind solely Alabama.
Georgia has not but introduced any particulars concerning spring apply of the G-Day scrimmage, however this system was hopeful each would occur previous to the Peach Bowl. Lessons at Georgia begin on Wednesday.
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