Bulldogs Beat

Georgia ranked ninth in preseason AP poll

Jason Butt

jbutt@macon.com

Nick Chubb ran for 1,547 yards and 14 touchdowns a year ago.
Nick Chubb ran for 1,547 yards and 14 touchdowns a year ago.

Georgia will begin its 2015 college football campaign ranked ninth in the country in the preseason Associated Press poll, which was released on Sunday.

The Bulldogs received 991 points to earn their ranking. Alabama, third, and Auburn, sixth, are the only two SEC teams ranked ahead of Georgia in the poll. Georgia also checks in at No. 9 in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll.

Ohio State became the first team in AP poll history to be named the unanimous No. 1 team with 61 first-place votes. The Buckeyes won the first-ever College Football Playoff a season ago.

TCU, Alabama, Baylor and Michigan State rounded out the top five. Eight SEC teams cracked the AP top 25 in total, with LSU (14), Mississippi (17), Arkansas (18), Missouri (24) and Tennessee (25) following the top three conference teams in the poll.

Five of Georgia's opponents open the season ranked, including Alabama, Tennessee, Missouri, Auburn and Georgia Tech (16).

Here's the full AP poll:

1. Ohio State

2. TCU

3. Alabama

4. Baylor

5. Michigan State

6. Auburn

7. Oregon

8. USC

9. Georgia

10. Florida State

11. Notre Dame

12. Clemson

13. UCLA

14. LSU

15. Arizona State

16. Georgia Tech

17. Ole Miss

18. Arkansas

19. Oklahoma

20. Wisconsin

21. Stanford

22. Arizona

23. Boise State

24. Missouri

25. Tennessee

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