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NCAA Football Rankings Week 12: Georgia Bulldogs Continue To Win, Rise To No. 14 In Coaches Poll

With tough wins this Saturday, the Georgia Bulldogs are ranked No. 14 and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are ranked No. 21 in this week's coaches poll.

ATHENS, GA - NOVEMBER 19:  Brandon Boykin #2 of the Georgia Bulldogs returns a punt past Avery Williamson #40 of the Kentucky Wildcats at Sanford Stadium on November 19, 2011 in Athens, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATHENS, GA - NOVEMBER 19: Brandon Boykin #2 of the Georgia Bulldogs returns a punt past Avery Williamson #40 of the Kentucky Wildcats at Sanford Stadium on November 19, 2011 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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There's nothing wrong with winning ugly, as sometimes it can be a true test of a team's resolve as the 2011 college football season begins to draw to an end. Ask Oklahoma State, Oregon and Oklahoma if they'd take an ugly win over a pretty loss.

With the 19-10 victory over the Kentucky Wildcats, the Georgia Bulldogs have punched their ticket for the SEC Championship in Atlanta. At 9-2 on the season (losses against No. 8 Boise State and No. 13 South Carolina) they are now ranked No. 14 in this week's coaches poll.

Georgia Tech is ranked No. 21 this week in the coaches poll after defeating Duke 38-31 in Durham on Saturday. The Yellow Jackets are now 8-3 and are out of the ACC Championship picture.

Here is the USA Today/Coaches poll for Week 12:

Rank
Team (first-place votes)
Record
Points
Last week's poll
1.
LSU (59)
11-0
1,475
1
2.
Alabama
10-1
1,413
3
3.
Arkansas
10-1
1,349
6
4.
Virginia Tech
10-1
1,242
7
5.
Stanford
10-1
1,222
9
6.
Oklahoma State
10-1
1,156
2
7.
Houston
11-0
1,075
10
8.
Boise State
9-1
982
11
9.
Oregon
9-2
933
4
10.
Michigan State
9-2
928
12
11.
Oklahoma
8-2
826
5
12.
Wisconsin
9-2
808
13
13.
South Carolina
9-2
806
14
14.
Georgia
9-2
803
15
15.
Kansas State
9-2
671
17
16.
Michigan
9-2
618
18
17.
Clemson
9-2
587
8
18.
TCU
9-2
494
19
19.
Penn State
9-2
455
21
20.
Baylor
7-3
302
NR
21.
Georgia Tech
8-3
203
23 (tie)
22.
Nebraska
8-3
165
16
23.
West Virginia
7-3
158
23 (tie)
24.
Notre Dame
8-3
156
25
25.
Virginia
8-3
154
NR

Dropped out
No. 20 Southern Mississippi (9-2, lost to Alabama-Birmingham 34-31), No. 22 Florida State (7-4, lost to then-unranked Virginia 14-13).

Others receiving votes
Rutgers (8-3) 54; Auburn (7-4) 33; Southern Mississippi (9-2) 25; Tulsa (8-3) 23; Brigham Young (8-3) 21; Arkansas State (9-2) 10; Northern Illinois (8-3) 10; Missouri (6-5) 8; Texas A&M (6-5) 4; Utah (7-4) 3; Florida State (7-4) 1; Iowa State (6-4) 1; Texas (6-4) 1.

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