The Georgia Bulldogs finished 8-5 in 2013, but that mark seemed more disappointing after hopes of an SEC championship and potential BCS championship.  The ‘Dawgs were decimated with injuries, but entering the 2014 campaign at No. 12 and competing with South Carolina for the SEC East, they’re healthy and hopeful.

Georgia will be led by Heisman candidate Todd Gurley and experienced quarterback Hutson Mason, but still has question marks on defense, which looks to be improved under first-year coordinator Jeremy Pruitt.  Georgia opens its season in Athens against No. 16 Clemson on August 30.

Eight SEC teams are ranked in the preseason AP top 25:

1. Florida State
2. Alabama 
3. Oregon
4. Oklahoma
5. Ohio State
6. Auburn
8. Michigan State
9. South Carolina
10. Baylor
11. Stanford
12. Georgia
13. LSU
14. Wisconsin
15. USC
16. Clemson
17. Notre Dame
18. Ole Miss
19. Arizona State
20. Kansas State
21. Texas A&M
22. Nebraska
23. North Carolina
24. Missouri
25. Washington