Dawgs and Gators Prepare For World's Largest Outdoor Pity Party

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Updated: 10/29/2013 5:43 pm

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Get ready for the World's Largest Outdoor Pity Party.

Georgia and Florida began the season ranked in the top 10. Since then, they've been ravaged by injuries and dropped out of the AP poll entirely, entering their annual "Cocktail Party" game at Jacksonville staring at one last gasp to turn the disappointment into something positive.

Thanks to Missouri's overtime loss to South Carolina, both teams are still in the running to win the Southeastern Conference East. But neither has the look of a title contender.

Georgia (4-3, 3-2 SEC) has lost back-to-back games, including a stunning defeat at Vanderbilt. Florida (4-3, 3-2) is also mired in a two-game losing streak, falling to LSU and Missouri by double-digit margins.

That has taken some of the luster off Saturday's rivalry game.

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