Georgia gets rematch with LSU

Updated: December 1, 2003, 1:42 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Georgia secured its spot in the Southeastern Conference championship game Sunday, setting up a rematch with LSU next weekend.

The fifth-ranked Bulldogs tied for first in the East Division with Tennessee and Florida, bringing in the SEC's convoluted tiebreaker system. It's based on a combination of the BCS standings and head-to-head meetings.

The league announced Sunday afternoon that Georgia got the nod for the title game.

The Gators had an outside chance to sneak in, but that ended when they lost to Florida State 38-34 Saturday.

The Bulldogs (10-2) completed their regular season with a 34-17 victory over Georgia Tech, their third straight in the series.

No. 3 LSU (11-1) beat Georgia 17-10 back in September.

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