ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia used its win against then-No. 2 Florida and losses by three top-10 teams on Saturday to jump from No. 10 to No. 6 in the BCS standings revealed on Sunday night.
By vaulting to No. 6 this week, Georgia (7-1, 5-1 SEC) achieved its best spot in the standings since Oct. 26, 2008 -- when the preseason No. 1 Bulldogs were also sixth. The win also pushed Georgia into first place in the SEC East, needing only to beat Ole Miss and Auburn in the next two weeks to defend its division championship.
The Bulldogs handed the Gators their first loss of the season and first back-to-back defeats against Georgia since 1988-89. Losses by No. 2 Florida (to Georgia), No. 7 Oregon State (to Washington), No. 8 Oklahoma (to Notre Dame) and No. 9 USC (to Arizona) helped Georgia leap up the board.
Georgia also improved from 12th to seventh in the new Associated Press top 25, from 11th to sixth in the Harris Poll and from 11th to sixth in the USA Today coaches’ poll.
Florida fell to seventh in the new BCS standings and is one of five SEC clubs ranked in the top eight along with No. 1 Alabama, No. 5 LSU, No. 6 Georgia and No. 8 South Carolina.
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