Georgia trails only Florida, who holds the unanimous No. 1 ranking, receiving all 10 first-place votes. Other SEC teams in the Top 10 are Ole Miss (No. 5) and South Carolina (No. 10). In the top 25, LSU (No. 15), Tennessee (No. 17), Kentucky (No. 19) and Mississippi State (No. 21) get into the mix.
"More than anything so far this season, we have been able to show just what kind of depth and talent our squad has with all of the nagging injuries we've suffered," said Diaz. "This weekend's tournament and the weeks ahead will be big tests for our team, that's when we will find out what we're really made of."
Georgia holds the No. 2 seed in the upcoming National Team Indoors and will take on 15th-seeded Colorado in the first round on Friday, Feb. 17, at 5:30 p.m. EST. The tournament is being held in Seattle, Wash. and is being hosted by the University of Washington.