Bulldogs, Gamecocks, Tigers ranked in top 10 of preseason college football poll

Georgia, South Carolina and Clemson are all ranked in the top 10 of the USA Today football coaches preseason poll released today.

The Bulldogs checked in at No. 5, followed by the Gamecocks at No. 7 and the Tigers at No. 8.

Defending national champion Alabama was the overwhelming No. 1 pick.

Georgia opens its season at Clemson on Aug. 31. The following week, South Carolina travels to Athens, Ga., to take on the Bulldogs in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.