AUBURN AL - NOVEMBER 13: Quarterback Aaron Murray #11 and A.J. Green #8 of the Georgia Bulldogs celebrate after Murray's deep touchdown pass to Green against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 13 2010 in Auburn Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Georgia was ranked sixth in the first AP college football poll of the season.
USC, Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma and Oregon comprised the top 5, with all but Oregon receiving first-place votes. Florida State, Michigan (which received a first-place vote), South Carolina and Arkansas round out the top 10, giving the SEC five of the top 10. Florida (No. 23) was the other SEC team to make the top 25.
Quarterback Aaron Murray highlights 15 returning starters in 2012 after finishing 2011 10-4 with a loss in the Outback Bowl.