Georgia Football Receives Highest Preseason Ranking Since 2008 In AP Poll

Georgia Football Receives Highest Preseason Ranking Since 2008 In AP Poll

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Georgia Football Receives Highest Preseason Ranking Since 2008 In AP Poll


If the Georgia Bulldogs were able to make the College Football Playoff starting off at No. 16 last year, then one can only dream how the Dawgs will fare in 2018.  For the first time in 10 years, Georgia is ranked in the Top 3 of the AP Preseason Poll, having been ranked No. 1 in 2008.

Not to crush all the optimism, but Georgia did finish the 2008 season ranked No. 13 after a disappointing 10-3 season.

UGA sits behind only Alabama (1) and Clemson (2) and are followed by Wisconsin (4) and Ohio State (5).

The Crimson Tide collected 42 first-place votes with Clemson collecting 18. Wisconsin received one first-place vote. It’s the highest preseason rank in the AP poll for UGA since 2008, when the Dawgs started the season ranked No. 1.

The AP poll began in 1936 and the first preseason poll debuted in 1950. The SEC leads all conferences in teams voted in the Top 25, with 6, followed by the Big Ten with 5, ACC (4 teams), Big 12 (4), Pac-12 (3), American (1) and Mountain West (1). The complete list follows:

The entire AP Top 25 is as follows:

1 Alabama (42)

2 Clemson (18)

3 Georgia

4 Wisconsin (1)

5 Ohio State

6 Washington

7 Oklahoma

8 Miami

9 Auburn

10 Penn State

11 Michigan State

12 Notre Dame

13 Stanford

14 Michigan

15 USC

16 TCU

17 West Virginia

18 Mississippi State

19 Florida State

20 Virginia Tech

21 UCF

22 Boise State

23 Texas

24 Oregon

25 LSU

Georgia returns 13 starters from last season’s 13-2, SEC Championship team, including sophomore quarterback Jake Fromm, tight end Isaac Nauta, safety J.R. Reed and cornerback Deandre Baker. The Bulldogs begin their 2018 campaign on September 1, hosting Austin Peay. Kickoff is 3:30 p.m. on ESPN.

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