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Kirby Smart and Georgia have the SEC East in back-to-back seasons.

Georgia moves into top 5 in AP Poll after winning SEC East

The Georgia Bulldogs took home their second consecutive SEC East title on Saturday night, as they knocked off Kentucky 34-17. And that win, coupled with LSU’s loss, means that Georgia is now the No. 5 team in the country according to the AP Poll.

Georgia is also ranked No. 5 in the Coaches Poll

Thanks to 100-yard rushing efforts from both D’Andre Swift and Elijah Holyfield, the ground game powered Georgia to the win. The 34 points were the most surrendered by Kentucky all season, who came into the game with the nation’s No. 1 scoring defense. The Georgia defense also held Kentucky running back Benny Snell to 73 rushing yards and sacked Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson 4.0 times in the win.

The new top four in the AP Poll is Alabama at No. 1, Clemson at No. 2, Notre Dame at No. 3 and Michigan at No. 4.  The Bulldogs will get a chance to beat Alabama, as the two teams both punched their tickets to the SEC Championship game. The game will be played in Atlanta in Mercedes-Benz Stadium and is scheduled for Dec. 1.

There are six SEC teams that are ranked going into week 11. LSU fell to No. 9 after a 29-0 drubbing at home to Alabama. Kentucky dropped to No. 12 after losing to the Bulldogs, while Florida fell to No. 19 after a surprising loss to Missouri. The Mississippi State Bulldogs moved up in the rankings after a win over Louisiana Tech and are now ranked No. 18. Texas A&M fell out of the rankings after a loss to Auburn.

This week, Georgia will host Auburn. The game between the Bulldogs and Tigers is set for a 7 p.m. ET kickoff on ESPN. This will be Georgia’s first home game since the Bulldogs played Vanderbilt on Oct. 6.

Below you can see the rest of the AP Poll Top 25

AP Poll Top 25 Week 11

1. Alabama (9-0)
2. Clemson (9-0)
3. Notre Dame (9-0)
4. Michigan (8-1)
5. Georgia (8-1)
6. Oklahoma (8-1)
7. West Virginia (7-1)
8. Ohio State (8-1)
9. LSU (7-2)
10. Washington State (8-1)
11. UCF (8-0)
12. Kentucky (7-2)
13. Syracuse (7-2)
14. Utah State (8-1)
15. Texas (6-3)
16. Fresno State (8-1)
17. Boston College (7-2)
18. Mississippi State (6-3)
19. Florida (6-3)
20. Washington (7-3)
21. Penn State (6-3)
22. NC State (6-2)
23. Iowa State (5-3)
24. Michigan State (6-3)
25. Cincinnati (8-1)

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