Georgia starts the season -- or at least the preseason -- at No. 12, just behind South Carolina, Texas A&M and Baylor but just ahead of Southern Cal, LSU and Clemson. The Bulldogs are the fifth highest-rated team in the SEC. But the rankings don't stop there. Nosiree.
ESPN's index places Georgia Tech 47th nationally, or eighth in the ACC behind FSU, Clemson, North Carolina, Miami, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh and Duke. (But ahead of Louisville, which is No. 50.)