ATLANTA — Georgia football is back to being the hunter, after all.
The Bulldogs were a distant second to Alabama in the preseason SEC Championship voting from the media contingent attending the league’s media days at the College Football Hall of Fame this week.
The Crimson Tide garnered two-thirds of the first-place votes available — 193 of the 284 (.679), while Georgia received less than one-fourth (69. .242) despite its status as defending league champion.
Bulldogs defensive end Jonathan Ledbetter said the Bulldogs don’t concern themselves with perception.
“You always have your doubters and naysayers, but you have to keep the main thing the main thing,” Ledbetter said at SEC Media Days. “There’s a lot of outside noise in college football, but you just worry about your team and how you can get better rather than what everyone is saying, because they’re not in there doing it with you.”
The Bulldogs were a heavy favorite to win the SEC Eastern Division, however, receiving 271 of 285 first-place votes.
Preseason SEC Predicted Order Of Finish