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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.

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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.

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