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Post Don’t look now…

Monday April 4, 2011

…but your 14-14 Diamond Dawgs have an RPI of….16? Georgia also has the second-toughest schedule in the nation, and they’re likely to move up to #1 as they continue to work through the SEC slate.

The Diamond Dawgs swept Mississippi State over the weekend and have taken five of their last six SEC games. At 6-3 in the league, they’ve already improved over last year’s abysmal 5-win conference record.

That’s the good news. The bad? Five SEC teams, in addition to Clemson and Georgia Tech, are even higher. We’re halfway through the regular season, so it’s not too early to look at the big picture. Even with a top 20 RPI, Georgia’s marginal record means that they’re going to have to continue to make noise against the nation’s toughest schedule and the nation’s toughest conference in order to have a shot at the postseason. They’ll have a chance to improve on their overall record with two games against Charleston Southern this week, but then they’ll play seven straight against teams with higher RPIs: Ole Miss, Georgia Tech, and Florida.

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