For the first time ever, UGA has been selected as a preseason #1.
Georgia was widely considered the hottest team in college football at the end of the 2007 season.
A panel of Division I-A coaches remembered, voting the Bulldogs the preseason No. 1 in the USA Today Top 25 coaches’ poll, released Friday.
Funny thing is that #3 Ohio St. is positioned for yet another SEC beat down if they can get by #2 USC September 13. Even if UGA cannot survive a brutal schedule, #5 Florida and #6 LSU will also be very strong contenders for the mythical National Championship. SEC Champion vs. Ohio St./USC winner?
Is UGA really #1? Just last week at SEC Media Days, the media voted Florida to win the SEC East, while Auburn was picked to win the SEC West. The Florida pick is very realistic, but Auburn is going to have to resolve their QB issues if they want to make a serious run.
I am going to write more about the Dawgs changes in the coming weeks. For now, while I will hold out hope that the Dawgs can run the gauntlet, I think realistically Georgia faces two losses. Killer schedule, but doable if everything goes in their favor.