UGA opens at No. 6 in AP poll 

August, 18, 2012
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ATHENS, Ga. -- Only twice in Mark Richt’s previous 11 seasons at Georgia have his Bulldogs carried a higher preseason ranking into the season than this year’s club, which came in at No. 6 in the Associated Press preseason poll that was released Saturday.

Keep in mind, Richt has won two SEC championships and four SEC East titles in his UGA tenure, so he has done his share of winning as a Bulldog. And only the preseason No. 1 team in 2008 and the 2004 club that started at No. 3 carried higher preseason expectations than this team that opens the season Sept. 1 against Buffalo.

And Richt realizes such a status could be beneficial if the Bulldogs keep themselves in the BCS conversation throughout the season.

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