Top-ranked teams enter Florida-Georgia game

Jacksonville welcomes fans of one of college football's oldest rivalries

Published On: Oct 22 2012 10:32:00 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 22 2012 10:40:00 AM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

This year's Florida-Georgia rivalry game could carry national significance.

Both teams are ranked in the top 10 of the BCS standings entering the River City clash for one of Jacksonville's oldest traditions.

The No. 2 Gators (7-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) are coming off a win over South Carolina at home.

Meanwhile, No. 10 Georgia (6-1, 4-1 SEC) rolls in after a win at Kentucky.

If Florida wins Saturday, it will clinch the SEC Eastern Division title. A Bulldogs win would put them in the driver's seat with two conference games to play.

Jacksonville is preparing for the influx of fans and revelers, with special activities scheduled throughout the week [Click here for more].

Sam Kouvaris and The Local Station's sports team will provide full coverage as the Gators and Bulldogs prepare and head for Jacksonville, with a primetime special Thursday. Coverage of festivities surrounding the game will be part of newscasts beginning Wednesday.

Watch the "Bark Vs. Bite" special at 8 p.m. Thursday, and full coverage in every newscast through Saturday.