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Georgia 22nd In First USA Today Poll; 8 SEC Teams Ranked

Mark Richt and the Georgia Bulldogs are ranked 22nd in the first edition of the USA Today Coaches Poll. They are one of 8 teams from the SEC to be represented in the rankings.

USA Today just came out with the first edition of their 2011 College Football Coaches Poll and there are eight SEC teams represented in the Top-25. Georgia is ranked 22nd, while their opening weekend opponent Boise St. is ranked all the way up at No. 7 which should make that first game of the year a pretty interesting one. Here are the rest of the rankings.

Rank
Team (first-place votes)
2010 record
Points
Final 2010 ranking
1.
Oklahoma (42)
12-2
1,454
6
2.
Alabama (13)
10-3
1,414
11
3.
Oregon (2)
12-1
1,309
3
4.
LSU (2)
11-2
1,296
8t
5.
Florida State
10-4
1,116
16
6.
Stanford
12-1
1,101
4
7.
Boise State
12-1
1,065
7
8.
Oklahoma State
11-2
933
10
9.
Texas A&M
9-4
885
21
10.
Wisconsin
11-2
829
8t
11.
Nebraska
10-4
814
19
12.
South Carolina
9-5
779
22
13.
Virginia Tech
11-3
767
15
14.
Arkansas
10-3
750
12
15.
TCU
13-0
687
2
16.
Ohio State
12-1
631
5
17.
Michigan State
11-2
536
14
18.
Notre Dame
8-5
440
NR
19.
Auburn
14-0
329
1
20.
Mississippi State
9-4
301
17
21.
Missouri
10-3
266
18
22.
Georgia
6-7
260
NR
23.
Florida
8-5
240
NR
24.
Texas
5-7
162
NR
25.
Penn State
7-6
161
NR

Tennessee was the only other SEC team to receive votes because, let's be honest, everyone worth anything in the SEC made it into the Top-25. Georgia Tech also was included in the "outside looking in" portion of the rankings, but they only received a single vote.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.