No. 7 Georgia takes lead in SEC East division race

By: Matt Harris Email
By: Matt Harris Email

ATLANTA (AP) -- When it comes to Georgia's consecutive wins against Florida, Mark Richt is more focused on the implications for this year's race in the Southeastern Conference than any historical significance.

In fact, Richt seemed surprised Sunday when asked what it meant that his Bulldogs had beaten the Gators in two straight years for the first time since winning three straight from 1988-89. After a long pause, Richt said he doesn't look at the rivalry that way.

Richt was concentrating on the impact of Saturday's 17-9 win over the Gators on the SEC standings. Georgia can win the Eastern Division title and earn its second straight trip to the conference championship game if it beats Mississippi and Auburn the next two weeks.

Georgia (7-1, 5-1) moved up five spots to No. 7 in The Associated Press Top 25.


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