UGA, South Carolina ranked in top 10 in USA Today preseason college football poll.

Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 2:54 PM
Last updated 9:19 PM
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Georgia is one of seven Southeastern Conference teams ranked in the USA Today Top 25 preseason poll released today.

The Bulldogs check in at sixth, three spots ahead of South Carolina. LSU is first, just ahead of Alabama and Southern Cal. Oklahoma and Oregon round out the top five.

Clemson is ranked 14th, seven spots behind Atlantic Coast Conference rival Florida State. Georgia Tech received votes in the poll.

Here are the full results:

USA Today Top 25 Poll

The USA Today Top 25 football coaches preseason poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 2011 records, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th.

1. LSU (18), 13-1, 1403

2. Alabama (20), 12-1, 1399

3. Southern Cal (19), 10-2, 1388

4. Oklahoma (1), 10-3, 1276

5. Oregon, 12-2, 1258

6. Georgia, 10-4, 1061

7. Florida State (1), 9-4, 1055

8. Michigan, 11-2, 1023

9. South Carolina, 11-2, 981

10. Arkansas, 11-2, 948

11. West Virginia, 10-3, 833

12. Wisconsin, 11-3, 743

13. Michigan State,11-3, 717

14. Clemson, 10-4, 598

15. Texas, 8-5, 549,

16. Nebraska, 9-4, 501

17. TCU, 11-2, 499

18. Stanford, 11-2, 497

19. Oklahoma State, 12-1, 476

20. Virginia Tech, 11-3, 461

21. Kansas State, 10-3, 398

22. Boise State, 12-1, 271

23. Florida,7-6, 250, NR

24. Notre Dame,8-5, 166, NR

25. Auburn,8-5, 66, NR

Others receiving votes: Washington 64, Louisville 46, Georgia Tech 35, Cincinnati 32, Texas A&M 28, Baylor 23, Utah 22, Mississippi State 21, South Florida 12, N.C. State 11, BYU 10, Louisiana Tech 10, Virginia 9, Houston 7, Southern Mississippi 6, UCF 5, Rutgers 5, FIU 3, Missouri 3, Tennessee 3, Northern Illinois 2, Texas Tech 1.

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Ugahater715
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Ugahater715 08/02/12 - 03:23 pm
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This is another reason why

This is another reason why the coaches poll shouldn't be considered relevant when the new playoff system takes place in 2014.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 08/02/12 - 04:45 pm
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Go Dawgs

Can't wait

Jake
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Jake 08/02/12 - 05:40 pm
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Dawgs

Go Dawgs, indeed. Their schedule seems a little soft and I wonder if that will hurt them when determining their standing as the season progresses. I hope they can bring another mascot along this year that will last. Woof! Woof!

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 08/02/12 - 08:50 pm
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I never bother putting any

I never bother putting any faith whatsoever in preseason polls. They mean nothing. What they should do is what until the 3rd or 4th week to put out polls. THEY would at least be more valid.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/02/12 - 09:58 pm
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Kind of a fun thing. It shows

Kind of a fun thing. It shows the respect the SEC has.

HighSociety
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HighSociety 08/03/12 - 12:28 am
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The SEC will continue to be

The SEC will continue to be the power house of college football. Georgia will have to prove they can play offense which will be tough with only two returning linemen. Hopefully Marshall is good as they say. The defense will be the best in the country.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 08/03/12 - 07:52 am
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Offense

The offense will score. Murray is top notch. Missouri game is worrisome. Those tigers are going to be some kind of fired up.

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David Parker 08/03/12 - 01:29 pm
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Heck USC is ranked #3 and

Heck USC is ranked #3 and they start with the Rainbow Warrior squad from Hawaii. I put no stock in the rankings before the first kickoff.

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soapy_725 08/04/12 - 04:57 pm
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JMO thats' why they are called PRE SEASON polls
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not WEEK THREE polls. And all are skewed as are the schedules. Enjoy what you can before it becomes another "professional wrestling exhibition". Don't rest your life or security in televised sports of any kind. That said, ROLL TIDE!!!!!!

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