ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia may have dropped in the rankings, but
the Bulldogs still have a chance to finish near the top in the
The number-ten Bulldogs can make their case with three straight
games against ranked opponents, beginning with Saturday's
homecoming contest vs. No. 22 Vanderbilt.
Last season, the Bulldogs lost two of their first six games and
appeared on the verge of a crushing defeat at Vanderbilt. They
rallied to win that game and scored more than 40 points in each of
their next three games, including a rare win over Florida. They
blew out unbeaten Hawaii in the Sugar Bowl to close the year on a
seven-game winning streak, which pushed Georgia all the way to No.
2 in the final rankings.
This year's team is better positioned to climb to the top. In
2007, the two early losses kept the 'Dogs from reaching the SEC
championship game and effectively ended any hope of playing for the