In January, CBSSports tabbed Georgia as the No. 3 team for the 2021 season. In June, CBSSports called Georgia a smart bet for winning the national championship. That same month, the outlet projected Georgia to go undefeated in the regular season. Now, with CBSSports and 247Sports contributing ballots, the preseason CBSSports 130 has been released, and Georgia comes in at No. 5, behind Alabama, Clemson, Oklahoma, and Ohio State.