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Georgia the preseason college football No. 1

In the USA Today's coaches' college football poll, Georgia has been named the preseason No. 1 after finishing last season in a rush by crushing undefeated Hawaii in the Sugar Bowl. The rest of the top five: USC, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Florida, in that order.

Just a historical footnote, last year the preseason honors went to USC but as the season went along, the top spot was a game of musical chairs as the distinction turned out to be an invitation to getting knocked off. LSU finished the year at No. 1 and USC came in at No. 2 (USA Today) and No. 3 (AP). And, of course, there were more calls for a college football playoff.

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