Despite losing several key players from last season's national runnerup squad, Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs are ranked fourth in the preseason coaches poll.

Georgia ranked No. 4 in preseason coaches poll

For the second time in as many days, the Georgia Bulldogs find themselves ranked fourth in a preseason poll.

One day after the Bulldogs were revealed as the No. 4 team in ESPN’s preseason rankings, they were tabbed as the fourth-ranked team in the coaches poll.

The top four teams in each poll are the same - Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and UGA. Washington was ranked fifth by ESPN while Oklahoma landed at No. 5 in the coaches poll.

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