According to an analysis done by fivethirtyeight.com, Georgia football finished last season as one of the most underachieving teams in the entire country.
The Bulldogs placed No. 109 out of 130 teams when looking at actual Football Power Index in 2016 vs expected FPI based on recruiting class rankings. Among Power 5 teams, Georgia was better than only Kansas, Rutgers, Texas, South Carolina, Maryland, Virginia and Purdue.
Here’s what FiveThirtyEight writer Neil Paine had to say about the Bulldogs and the underachieving programs:
“Meanwhile, at the other end of the spectrum, there are programs that recruit like crazy but achieve only modest outcomes, like South Carolina, Texas and Georgia. The latter two in particular are storied programs that recruit off of their prestige, but both teams have found a way to mess up that advantage in recent seasons.”
Oklahoma, Washington and Washington State do the most with the least talent, per the analysis.
Georgia is entering its second season with head coach Kirby Smart. The Bulldogs finished 8-5 last season and haven’t won more than 10 games since 2012.
UGA kicks off their season against Appalachian State on Sept. 2.
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