Georgia leads the pack in ESPN’s post-spring Top 25 rankings, as 6 SEC teams overall are ranked.

Mark Schlabach ranked the teams, and noted that Georgia is still No. 1 in his second version of 2023 Way-Too-Early Top 25, even with 10 players taken in last week’s NFL Draft. It’s a similar theme since Georgia had to replace 15 players last year.

Michigan, Florida State, USC and Ohio State finish out the top 5 after the latest transfer portal window closed.

Here are the SEC teams in the mix:

1. Georgia
6. Alabama
7. LSU
11. Tennessee
22. Ole Miss
24. Kentucky

For Georgia, the offense is especially intriguing this time around, as Mike Bobo returns to the offensive coordinator role, and Carson Beck seems to have the edge over Brock Vandagriff coming out of spring. The Bulldogs also have a deep wide receiver rotation in years to help All-America tight end Brock Bowers. Missouri transfer Dominic Lovett, Dillon Bell and Arian Smith had big performances in the spring.

At Alabama, the quarterback storyline remains an interesting topic, as Notre Dame transfer Tyler Buchner joined the competition with Jalen Milroe and Ty Simpson.

Schlabach pointed out that LSU could be on the cusp of a title: “Are the Tigers ready to return to the top of the SEC West under second-year coach Brian Kelly? They took down Alabama in overtime last season, but then nearly lost at Arkansas and were blown out by a bad Texas A&M team on the road.”

Similarly, he wondered, did Tennessee catch “lightning in a bottle” last season?

Ole Miss had a coaching staff shakeup with 6 new assistants, while Kentucky turns from Will Levis to Devin Leary at quarterback.