Bill Connelly’s preseason formula for those is based on a combination of recruiting impact, returning production and recent history. Georgia comes in 15th, which really doesn’t sound that out of line. (It’s fifth best in the SEC, right behind Tennessee’s.)
The reason I’d hedge my bet a little on that is because Georgia shows up very well in the third category – eighth – and the staff that put that history together has largely been shown the door. None of which is to say there can’t be an improvement, but we shouldn’t assume a case of history repeating, either.