Arkansas Week: Monday News and Notes

ATHENS - News and notes from Georgia's practices.

NO BCS SURPRISES: Long suspected, Georgia's path to a national title shot is now crystal clear.

It goes through Southern California, Texas and Virginia Tech, the teams who are Nos. 1, 2 and 3 in the initial BCS rankings, which were released Monday. The Bulldogs are No. 4, just .0134 points behind the Hokies.

Georgia is ranked No. 4 in the Harris Interactive poll and the USA Today coaches poll, the human polls used in the BCS calculations. Each of those polls count for 33 percent of the BCS ranking.

The other 33 percent of the BCS comes from computer polls, where the Bulldogs got some help but not enough to jump over Virginia Tech or Texas. The Bulldogs' average ranking in the six computer polls used by the BCS is third. They are ranked No. 1 in the nation by the Colley Matrix and No. 2 in the Billingsley poll.

(The Bulldogs are also No. 4 in the Associated Press poll, but it no longer counts as part of the BCS equation.)

SEC HONORS AGAIN: Offensive tackle Daniel Inman and defensive end Quentin Moses on Monday each were named SEC player of the week for the second time this season.

Inman, who previously won for his performance against Louisiana-Monroe, graded out at 87 percent in a 34-17 win over Vanderbilt. He also had three "dominator" blocks.

Moses, who won the award the first time against Mississippi State, had two sacks and two quarterback hurries against the Commodores. Moses now leads the SEC with seven sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss. He's the only conference player who is averaging more than two tackles for loss per game.

AFTERNOON PARTY: Georgia will appear on CBS for the second time this season Oct. 29 against Florida. The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party will kick off at 3:30 p.m. It will mark the Bulldogs' 50th all-time appearance on CBS. Georgia is 29-19-1 in games televised by the network.

INJURY UPDATE: Wide receiver A.J. Bryant said is still holding out hope to return this week from a groin injury and added he plans to definitely be back for the Florida game. Bryant, who has missed the last two weeks, returned to running on the ground for the first time Monday.

"It's feeling pretty good, better than I expected," he said.

Wide receiver Mario Raley (knee) participated in mat drills Monday, a good sign that he could return to the lineup for the Arkansas game.

The Bulldogs may have a better idea about when defensive tackle Kedric Golston can return once they get an MRI of his injured left elbow. Doctors tried to take an MRI on Sunday, but Golston wouldn't fit into the machine, defensive line coach Rodney Garner said. Golston had an open MRI scheduled for Monday evening.

Arkansas could be without starting defensive end Anthony Brown, who sprained his ankle last week against Auburn. Brown is questionable for Saturday's game.

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