As voted on by writers from The State (Seth Emerson and Paul Strelow), The Charlotte Observer (Ron Green Jr. and Ken Tysiac) and the Raleigh News and Observer (Joseph Giglio).
Team Votes Last week
1. Florida (5) 120 1
After Brandon Spikes brouhaha, Meyer had little choice but to come down hard on Carlos Dunlap.
2. Alabama 115 2
Can Greg McElroy hold it together against a Gator defense even without Dunlap?
3. LSU 105 5 (tie)
You can't spell Capitol One/Citrus Bowl without LSU!
4. Georgia Tech 102 3
Status as the seventh-best team in the SEC is on the line in Tampa.
5. Virginia Tech 98 7
Frank Beamer is the ACC's most tenured coach (just not entirely in the ACC).
6. Ole Miss 91 5 (tie)
Well if you're gonna lay an egg, it might as well be in the Egg Bowl.
7. Miami 84 8
The only program that doesn't consider ANY bowl to be warm weather.
8. Clemson 83 4
A moment of silence for C.J. Spiller's Heisman candidacy.
9. Arkansas 77 12
Like Patrick Henry said, 'Give me the Liberty Bowl, or something to that effect!'
10. (tie) South Carolina 72 14 (tie)
USC takes lead within 30 minutes of Pizza Bowl or next year of Spurrier's contract is free.
10. (tie) Tennessee 72 14 (tie)
Vols will always beat Kentucky, no matter what. They just will.
12. Georgia 67 17
Who will coach the defense in Shreveport?
13. Auburn 62 11
Imagine how good the offense would have been with a really good QB.
14. North Carolina 61 9
The hardest team in the ACC to figure out this season.
15. Kentucky 55 13
No truth to rumor Wildcats are moving permanently to Nashville.
16. Boston College 51 10
Eagles headed for 11th consecutive bowl appearance.
17. Florida State 43 16
Bobby Bowden deserved better. But it was probably time.
18. Mississippi State 33 20
Beating Ole Miss makes Dan Mullen's first season a success.
19. Wake Forest 30 19 (tie)
Upshot of a poor season: No Jim Grobe coaching rumors.
20. Duke 27 18
What will they do on campus now that football is over?
21. N.C. State 22 22
How long was it supposed to take Tom O'Brien to fix Chuck Amato's mess?
22. Virginia 15 21
Gray sweatshirt industry mourns loss of Al Groh, but at least Dabo's still around.
23. Maryland 9 23
The Fridge gets another year. And Maryland gets a head start on the 2010 coaching carousel.
24. Vanderbilt 6 24
The way things are going, maybe Jay Cutler wants to go back to college.
- Seth Emerson