The Georgia Bulldogs are coming off a championship season. The Bulldogs won their first championship since 1980. Georgia will begin the season ranked 3rd right behind Alabama and Ohio State. The Bulldogs will have a tough time replacing all the players who went to the NFL. The defense is one of the all-time greats with guys like Jordan Davis, Nakobe Dean and many others playing on the next level. Travon Walker was the #1 overall pick and was one of the anchors of the defense. Georgia had a great recruiting class, and they are hoping to plug those guys in and have the same success. Georgia opens the season on September 3rd against Oregon in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The Crimson Tide received 54 first-place votes from a panel of 66 major college football coaches. Alabama is coming off a loss in the College Football Playoff title game to Georgia. The Buckeyes received five first-place votes and the Bulldogs got six. No. 18 Texas also received a first-place vote. Clemson was No. 4 and Notre Dame was No. 5. Michigan, coming off its first CFP appearance, was sixth, followed by Texas A&M, Utah, Oklahoma, and Baylor. The Associated Press Preseason Top 25 will be released Aug. 15.