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AP Poll rewards Texas for Sugar Bowl victory with ranking behind Georgia

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You didn’t actually think the Longhorns are better than the Dawgs, did you? The AP pities you fools.

NCAA Football: Sugar Bowl-Georgia vs Texas Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

We forgive you for thinking that the Texas Longhorns were objectively a better football team at the end of the season than the Georgia Bulldogs. After all, the Sugar Bowl happened, we think.

Regardless, the AP Poll, voted on by the esteemed panel of 61 sportswriters and broadcasters around the country doesn’t care about your Sugar Bowls. About your head-to-head results.

Nope, the AP pollsters, collectively, believe that Georgia and Florida are the same teams — both worthy of consideration as the seventh-best team in the country.

As for Texas? Well, since there’s no way of knowing whether the Longhorns might be better than either of those teams, Texas finishes the season ranked No. 9.

As logic dictates.