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D'Andre Swift had a career day on Saturday against Kentucky.

Georgia stays in top 5 of Coaches Poll after clinching SEC East

The Georgia Bulldogs took home their second consecutive SEC East title on Saturday night, as they knocked off Kentucky 34-17. But even with the win and an LSU loss, the Bulldogs are still the No. 5 team in the Coaches Poll. The Bulldogs were tied with Michigan for the No. 5 spot last week.

Thanks to 100-yard rushing games from both D’Andre Swift and Elijah Holyfield, the ground game powered Georgia to the win. The 34 points were the most given up by Kentucky all season, who came into Saturday 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 four times.

The new top four in the Coaches Poll is Alabama at No. 1, Clemson at No. 2, Notre Dame at No. 3 and Michigan at No. 4. Georgia will get a crack at Alabama as the two teams both punched their tickets to the SEC Championship game, which is scheduled for Dec. 1. The game will be played in Atlanta.

There are six SEC teams that are ranked going into Week 11. LSU fell to No. 10 after a 29-0 drubbing at home to Alabama. Kentucky stayed at No. 12 after losing to the Bulldogs, while Florida fell to No. 21 after a surprising loss to Missouri. The Mississippi State Bulldogs moved up to No. 15 in the rankings after a win over Louisiana Tech.

This week, Georgia will host Auburn, who beat Texas A&M, 28-24, on Saturday. 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 Coaches Poll Top 25

Coaches Poll Top 25 Week 11

1 Alabama 9-0 1599 63 1 1/1
2 Clemson 9-0 1537 1 2 2/4
3 Notre Dame 9-0 1464 0 3 3/11
4 Michigan 8-1 1390 0 5 1 4/22
5 Georgia 8-1 1347 0 5 2/6
6 Oklahoma 8-1 1272 0 7 1 5/11
7 Ohio State 8-1 1109 0 8 1 2/9
8 West Virginia 7-1 1108 0 10 2 6/20
9 Washington State 8-1 1076 0 11 2 9/NR
10 Louisiana State 7-2 1063 0 4 -6 4/24
11 Central Florida 8-0 1054 0 9 -2 9/23
12 Kentucky 7-2 761 0 12 12/NR
13 Syracuse 7-2 625 0 24 11 13/NR
14 Boston College 7-2 580 0 25 11 14/NR
15 Mississippi State 6-3 567 0 21 6 14/NR
16 Utah State 8-1 565 0 20 4 16/NR
17 Fresno State 8-1 490 0 23 6 17/NR
18 Washington 7-3 463 0 19 1 6/19
19 Texas 6-3 433 0 15 -4 7/NR
20 Penn State 6-3 375 0 13 -7 8/20
21 Florida 6-3 340 0 14 -7 11/NR
22 NC State 6-2 327 0 NR 9 15/NR
23 Cincinnati 8-1 207 0 NR 4 21/NR
24 Utah 6-3 184 0 16 -8 16/NR
25 Iowa State 5-3 151 0 NR 19 25/NR

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