Dean's List: Games of the Year - #1

Dean Legge counts down Georgia's five biggest games of the 2013 season.

Every year pundits (typically who don't know what they are talking about) try to shift Georgia's biggest game away from the fight in Jacksonville. They are massively mistaken.

Florida is Georgia's biggest game every year; it has been for decades; that's not changing any time soon.

The Gators and Dawgs have been the two most consistent programs since the turn of the century. While Tennessee and South Carolina have fluttered back and forth as another primary challenger for the SEC East crown, the Gators and Dawgs have won all but three division titles since 2002.

The game is a staple on CBS's game of the week and is one of two neutral-site games that matters remaining in college football. In short, Georgia-Florida isn't a game – it's an event.

Georgia has wrestled the upper hand in the series away from the Gators for the first time in decades. The back-to-back wins over the Gators in 2011 and 2012 were the first such consecutive wins since the 1980s. And if Georgia wants to continue playing in the SEC Championship Game it will have to continue to win in Jacksonville.

Florida's schedule, like Georgia's is challenging. Trips to LSU and South Carolina are tough assignments for the Gators. Out-of-conference games with Florida State and Miami are also challenging, but will be meaningless in the SEC race.

Georgia-Florida is a classic not to be missed and continues to be the biggest game of the year.

Dean's List: Games of the Year - #5 Tennessee
Dean's List: Games of the Year - #4 Clemson
Dean's List: Games of the Year - #3 LSU
Dean's List: Games of the Year - #2 South Carolina
Dean's List: Games of the Year - #1 Florida

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