ATHENS — Georgia football came in at No. 3 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll.
The Bulldogs beat FCS member Austin Peay 45-0 in a game that featured a 10-minute fourth quarter.
Governors coach Will Healy made the request to shorten the game and Kirby Smart agreed to it on a hot, steamy afternoon that saw tens of thousands of fans leave Sanford Stadium early.
Alabama, a 51-14 winner over Louisville remained ranked No. 1, and Clemson stayed at No. 2 after its 48-7 win against FCS-level Furman.
The SEC has 7 teams ranked in the AP Top 25, with Auburn at No. 7, LSU at No. 11, Mississippi State at No. 18, South Carolina at No. 24, and Florida at No. 25.
The league went 13-1, with Auburn and LSU scoring notable non-conference victories against elite completion. Georgia takes on the the No. 24 ranked Gamecocks this week in Columbia, S.C. Both teams are also ranked No. 3 and No. 24 in the Coaches Poll, which came out earlier today.
Auburn beat Washington 21-16 in Atlanta, while LSU topped Miami 33-17 in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday night.
Georgia takes on the the No. 24 ranked Gamecocks this week in Columbia, S.C. Both teams are also ranked No. 3 and No. 24 in the Coaches Poll, which came out earlier today.
Georgia plays at LSU on Oct. 13, and then the Bulldogs play host to Auburn on Nov. 10.
Last season’s Georgia football team opened the season No. 15 and only rose as high as No. 2 in the human polls (AP Top 25, Coaches’ Poll), despite spending two weeks at No 1 according to the College Football Playoff Committee.
Associated Press Top 25
1. Alabama (1-0)
4. Ohio State(1-0)
8. Notre Dame(1-0)
12. Virginia Tech(1-0)
13. Penn State(1-0)
14. West Virginia(1-0)
15. Michigan State (1-0)
17. USC (1-0)
18. Mississippi State(1-0)
20. Boise State (1-0)
24. South Carolina(1-0)
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