Owners of two (claimed) national titles and 12 SEC championships, Georgia’s appeared in 48 bowl games, the fifth-most in college football history.

Here are the Bulldogs’ five best teams since 1892:

5. 2012 team (12-2): One of seven nationally-ranked SEC teams at the end of the season, No. 5 Georgia capped only the third 12-win campaign in program history with an emphatic victory over Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl highlighted by record-setting passer Aaron Murray’s heroic performance. After falling by four touchdowns at South Carolina on Oct. 6, the Bulldogs kept SEC Championship hopes alive with six straight wins to get to Atlanta. Georgia’s run would end there, a few yards short to top-ranked and eventual national champ Alabama, 32-28.

Notable: The Bulldogs swept their three biggest SEC rivals — Florida, Auburn and Tennessee — for the only the fourth time in program history.

Memorable win: Georgia’s slugfest 17-9 win over third-ranked Florida in Jacksonville was one of the best rivalry victories in Mark Richt’s tenure. Jarvis Jones secured the SEC defensive player of the year award with a dominate effort from start to finish, accumulating four sacks against the Gators.

Best player: OLB Jarvis Jones (All-American, SEC Def. POTY)

4. 2002 team (13-1): One of two seasons in which SEC Coach of the Year Richt helped the Bulldogs capture a league title, Georgia beat five ranked teams including Florida State in the Sugar Bowl to claim a program-record 13 victories. A loss to Florida in Jacksonville on Nov. 2 kept Georgia out of BCS Championship contention, but wasn’t enough to squander a dominant 27-point win over Arkansas in Atlanta five weeks later. Backed by one of the nation’s strongest defenses, the Bulldogs began the season as the nation’s eighth-ranked team and remained in the Top 10 throughout, finishing No. 3 in the final AP Poll.

Notable: Before battling Arkansas in the SEC title game, the Bulldogs smashed rival Georgia Tech 51-7, the most lopsided battle between the two teams since 1956.

Memorable win: The Bulldogs erased a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter at Alabama to upend the Crimson Tide, 27-25, on Billy Bennett’s 38-yard field goal with 38 seconds remaining. The win snapped Georgia’s seven-game losing streak in Tuscaloosa.

Best player: DE David Pollack (First-team All-American, SEC Def. POTY)

3. 1982 team (11-1): Georgia’s third consecutive SEC title-winning season was capped by Herschel Walker’s Heisman but ultimately ended in defeat a few points short of its third national title in three seasons. Second-ranked Penn State held on to beat the Bulldogs, 27-23, in the Sugar Bowl to provide Joe Paterno with his first championship. Recently voted the greatest SEC star of all-time by our readers, Walker capped a brilliant three-year career at Georgia with 1,752 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior, giving him a program-high 5,259 yards on a league-record 994 attempts.

Notable: After beginning the season No. 7 in the country, the Bulldogs moved into the Top 5 after beating Mississippi State in October and remained there the rest of the way.

Memorable win: In the second game of the season against upset-minded BYU, Walker helped the bulldogs overcome a second-half deficit with a 1-yard touchdown burst with 5:36 to play and his key fourth-down conversion a few minutes later led to a go-ahead field goal during a 17-14 win.

Best player: RB Herschel Walker (Heisman Trophy)

2. 1942 team (11-1, national champions): Coach Wallace Butts helped Georgia overcome a late-season loss to Auburn to win its next two games, including a national title-deciding battle over 11th-ranked UCLA in the Rose Bowl. Dual-threat quarterback Frank Sinkwich accounted for 27 total touchdowns and just over 2,200 yards of total offense for the SEC’s most potent unit. Ruthless on defense, Georgia posted six shutouts and allowed more than a single touchdown only once. The Bulldogs secured one of four unclaimed national titles four years later, but the 1942 squad was widely-considered the best in program history prior to Herschel Walker’s arrival between the hedges in 1980.

Notable: The Bulldogs recorded their biggest win over Florida ever, a 75-0 whooping on Nov. 7 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Memorable win: Maxwell Award winner Charley Trippi paced the Bulldogs to a shutout of the Bruins for the national title and was named the Rose Bowl’s MVP retroactively 10 years later. UCLA managed just five first downs in the contest.

Best player: QB Frank Sinkwich (Heisman Trophy)

1. 1980 team (12-0, national champions): Led by Vince Dooley, the winningest coach in school history, it all came together for the Bulldogs in 1980 during only their third unbeaten season since 1920. A hard-nosed defense blanked three opponents and held two others to 10 points or less. The fabulous freshman Walker rushed for an SEC rookie-record 1,616 yards and quickly made a name for himself as one of the nation’s most feared ballcarriers. He tallied 36 carries for 150 yards during the national title game against Notre Dame, a 17-10 victory. Dubbed as Walker vs. George Rogers, Georgia held on to beat South Carolina, 13-10, in a dogfight at Sanford Stadium during one of 1980’s best wins. Walker out-rushed the 1980 Heisman winner 219 to 168 to help the Bulldogs remain unbeaten before a big matchup with Florida the following week.

Notable: The Bulldogs won seven games by 10 points or less during the 1980 season.

Memorable win: Simply known as (Buck) Belue to (Lindsay) Scott, Georgia’s 93-yard touchdown in the final seconds against Florida preserved the Bulldogs’ run to a national title and was one of Larry Munson’s favorite calls in history as the school’s play-by-play man. “Run, Lindsay!” Munson says during the highlight, adding “Lindsay Scott! Lindsay Scott, Lindsay Scott!” once Georgia’s playmaker reached the end zone.

Best player: RB Herschel Walker (Consensus All-American)

Just missed the cut: 1966 team (10-1); 2005 team (10-3); 2003 team (11-3); 1971 team (11-1); 1946 team (11-0); 1927 team (9-1)