Georgia football is No. 1 in preseason AP poll
The Georgia Bulldogs will open their quest for an unprecedented third-straight national championship from an unfamiliar position — they'll start the year as the No. 1 team in the country.
Driving the news: Georgia ranked No. 1 in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll, released on Monday, and it wasn't even close. The team received 60 of 63 first-place votes.
Why it matters: It's not how you start the season, but how you finish it. And the Bulldogs have finished the past two as the national champions.
- No team has won three-straight championships since AP started doing polls in 1933, the wire service reported.
Between the lines: It's only the second time Georgia's been No. 1 to start the year; the other was 2008.
- The Bulldogs were No. 5 to start the 2021 season, and No. 3 to open 2022, but went 29-2 overall in those seasons with decisive victories in national title games.
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