Georgia is starting the 2023 season where they left off.
The Bulldogs are No. 1 in the preseason AP poll ahead of Michigan and Ohio State. The Bulldogs received 60 of 63 first-place votes. Michigan got two and Ohio State got one.
All three teams participated in the College Football Playoff a season prior. Georgia beat Ohio State in the semifinals while TCU defeated Michigan. The Bulldogs then demolished TCU in the national title game to win back-to-back national titles. If Georgia wins the national title for the third straight season, the Bulldogs will be the first team since Minnesota in the 1930s to three-peat.
TCU was ranked 17th in the poll after losing several key contributors to offense from its team a year earlier.
Alabama and LSU round out the top five while USC is sixth and Penn State is seventh. Florida State is the ACC’s eighth-best team and Clemson is ninth, ahead of Washington.
Preseason top 25 AP
3. Ohio State
13. Our Lady
16. Kansas State
21. North Carolina
22. Be a beauty queen
23. Texas A&M