ATHENS — Georgia football appears set to assume the No. 1 ranking in the Associated Press Top 25 poll for the first time since 2008 after Alabama fell to Texas A&M on Saturday night.
The Bulldogs (6-0) figure to move up from the No. 2 ranking that will be released on Sunday on the strength of their 34-10 win at No. 18 Auburn and the Crimson Tide’s road loss in College Station.
Georgia was ranked No. 1 in the College Football Playoff poll for two weeks during the 2017 season, on Oct. 30 and Nov. 6. The first College Football Playoff poll this season will not be released until Nov. 2.
The Bulldogs’ most recent time atop the AP Top 25, however, was the 2008 preseason Top 25 poll, when Mark Richt was the head coach. That UGA team finished 10-3 and ranked 13th.
Georgia had 9 of the 62 first-place votes in last Sunday’s AP Top 25 poll, the only team other than Alabama to receive consideration from voters for the top spot.
The Aggies pulled off a 41-38 upset win on Saturday night when Seth Small made a last-second field goal, snapping an Alabama win streak that had reached 19 games dating back to a 2019 loss to Auburn.
The win also snapped Alabama’s 100-game win streak against unranked opponents.