I can give credit where credit is due, but saying that "UGA does happen to be the State of Georgia's Flagship University" is laughable.
The student population overall at UGA has become better since the HOPE scholarship was created. Students that would have never considered UGA are now attending because the tuition is free. This inevitably makes UGA's ranking increase. This does not necessarily translate to a better education, though. Just better overall students, which affects rankings (i.e. SAT scores, GPA, etc)
oh, for clarification, how did UGA do in football against Tech the three years prior to the ones you mentioned? Of course you didnt mention these or your argument would have fallen apart.
Gosh, i love rivalries!