Here is the top 10 in his list:
- Ohio State
- Penn State
He points out all the usual stuff in regards to UGA: facilities, recruiting advantage, no serious in-state rival to compete with (I enjoyed this part), and the "iconic" Sanford Stadium. I can't say that I disagree with all of these and it is a double-edged sword for Mark Richt: it's a great job....if you can keep it.
The fact that we rank ahead of Alabama and LSU (and the fact that there are 5 SEC teams in the top 10) means that the "wicked media folk" still think a lot of our program. People who criticize ESPN drive me crazy as well. Sure, some of the analysts are horrible, but they sacrificed a lot of crappy women's softball games on ESPNU to have that TV contract with the SEC. I think some people think ESPN is run by the government or something. Don't forget, our first two games are on their network (and the second one could result in me having a massive heat stroke oh my God it's gonna be hot).