Georgia coach Kirby Smart at his defender to get off the field after they were called for having 12 men on the field during the first half. Georgia lost 36-16. The University of Georgia Bulldogs played the Louisiana State University Tigers in a NCAA college football game Saturday, October 13, 2018, at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, LA. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM
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Photo: Bob Andres/bandres@ajc.com

Georgia moves up to No. 7 ahead of rivalry with Florida

Georgia remained No. 8 in the Associated Press Top 25 college football poll ahead of Saturday’s showdown with rival Florida. The Bulldogs were idle this weekend and will return to play after a loss to LSU dropped them from No. 2. Georgia remained No. 6 in the Coaches poll.

The Georgia-Florida matchup with be a top-10 battle as the Gators, also idle, moved up to No. 9.

Georgia was able to move up after Ohio State was stunned by Purdue and dropped from No. 2 to No. 11.

Georgia and Florida kickoff at 3:30 p.m. on CBS on Saturday at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville. 

Top 25 Poll

1. Alabama (8-0), 1,525 points

2. Clemson (7-0), 1,454

3. Notre Dame (7-0), 1,400

4. LSU (7-1), 1,327

5. Michigan (7-1), 1,250

6. Texas (6-1), 1,186

7. Georgia (6-1), 1,136

8. Oklahoma (6-1), 1,065

9. Florida (6-1), 998

10. UCF (7-0), 996

11. Ohio State (7-1), 985

12. Kentucky (6-1), 754

13. West Virginia (5-1), 747

14. Washington St. (6-1), 692

15. Washington (6-2), 677

16. Texas A&M (5-2), 622

17. Penn State (5-2), 528

18. Iowa (6-1), 498

19. Oregon (5-2), 450

20. Wisconsin (5-2), 357

21. South Florida (7-0), 291

22. North Carolina St. (5-1), 186

23. Utah (5-2), 180

24. Stanford (5-2), 144

25. Appalachian St. (5-1), 79

Others receiving votes:Texas Tech 54, Utah St. 50, San Diego St. 48, Fresno St. 35, Miami 34, Virginia 25, Houston 19, Purdue 17, Michigan St. 8, Cincinnati 7, Auburn 5, Mississippi St. 2, Boston College 2, UAB 1

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