The SEC East sports information directors have spoken, the Bulldogs will return to Atlanta for the second consecutive season under Kirby Smart.

That’s according to, which recently polled the seven SIDs from the SEC East and asked for a predicted order of finish. Interestingly enough, those polled don’t seem to have a ton of faith that either Dan Mullen or Jeremy Pruitt can immediately turn their programs around in 2018. Seeing Kentucky in a tie for third is also something you won’t see many other places this offseason but makes some sense considering the trajectory of Mark Stoops’ program.

Here’s how came up with the list:

For the 72nd time, Birmingham News has compiled the projected order of finish in the SEC East division as part of its annual preseason SEC football report. The order was voted on by the SEC East’s seven sports information directors. Schools could not vote for themselves.

How the voting broke down in the article from

#1 – Georgia

#2 – South Carolina

tied #3 – Kentucky

tied #3 – Missouri

#5 – Florida

#6 – Vanderbilt

#7 – Tennessee