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Georgia reaches AP No. 1 in regular-season poll for first time since 1982

Georgia running back Zamir White (3) celebrates after a touchdown against Auburn during the...
Georgia running back Zamir White (3) celebrates after a touchdown against Auburn during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)(Butch Dill | AP)
Published: Oct. 11, 2021 at 10:27 AM CDT
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UNDATED (AP) - The No. 1 ranking in The Associated Press college football poll has been in the possession of just a few elite teams over the last six seasons. Alabama (63 times), Clemson (23), Ohio State (10) and LSU (eight) were the only teams to reach No. 1 from 2015 through Saturday.

Georgia has now joined that group, reaching the top spot in the AP poll presented by Regions Bank for the first time since being preseason No. 1 in 2008.

It has been 39 years since the Bulldogs were No. 1 in a regular-season poll.

Preseason No. 1 Alabama slipped to fifth after becoming the first No. 1 to be upset by an unranked team since 2008.

Reality Check thinks the Tide might have been cut too much slack.

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