Georgia a longshot in national title race after 6 straight wins

Georgia moved to Number 4 in The Associated Press Top 25 and
Bowl Championship Series standings today, one day after it finished
its regular season with its sixth straight win, a 31-17 victory
over Georgia Tech.
Coach Mark Richt learned during the victory over Georgia Tech
that Tennessee beat Kentucky to win the SEC East in a tiebreaker
over the Bulldogs. A Kentucky win would have sent Georgia to the
SEC championship game at the Georgia Dome.
Instead of preparing to play Louisiana State in Atlanta, Georgia
players and coaches can pull for Oklahoma to beat Number 1 Missouri
and for Pittsburgh to upset Number 2 West Virginia. If the top two
teams lose, the Bulldogs (10-2) might play for the national
championship.
Richt said he is still trying to understand all the bowl
possibilities. He said he hopes his team retains its status as an
at-large team in the Orange, Fiesta or Rose bowls.

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