On the eve of Georgia’s SEC home opener against the #23 Arkansas Razorbacks, Coach Mark Fox’s team landed in both ESPN and CBS’s initial Bracketology reports for 2015. Coincidentally, the Dawgs showed up as a 10-seed in the Midwest Region of both brackets, though the two networks had them playing different 7-seed opponents. ESPN’s Joe Lunardi currently has UGA squaring off with St. John’s in a second round game in Columbus, Ohio. CBS’s Jerry Palm placed the Dawgs in the second round as well, pairing them with the Iowa State Cyclones.
While Georgia failed to crack into either of this week’s AP or Coaches Polls (though they did receive 4 votes in the Coaches), the fact that Fox’s team appeared in both of these early bracket estimates certainly demonstrates that some members of the media are beginning to take note of this team’s non-conference accomplishments (primarily, a convincing win over surging Seton Hall).