Neil White’s weekly rankings of the SEC and ACC are a thoroughly unscientific compilation.
1. ALABAMA (8-0)
Tide hopes to roll in and soak Baton Rouge.
2. LSU (7-1)
Tigers hope to repay BCS championship game loss.
3. FLORIDA (7-1)
There’s not much difference between one-loss SEC teams.
4. FLORIDA STATE (8-1)
The reward for crushing Duke is a weekend off.
5. CLEMSON (7-1)
Here’s another team that’s looking to crush Duke.
6. GEORGIA (7-1)
Bulldogs salvage SEC East title chances with Gator feast.
7. SOUTH CAROLINA (7-2)
Gamecocks must adjust again to life without Lattimore.
8. TEXAS A&M (6-2)
Aggies’ romp may have sealed the fate of Gene Chizik.
9. MISSISSIPPI STATE (7-1)
It could be two straight losses with A&M coming to town.
10. OLE MISS (5-3)
Rowdy group of Rebels would love to spoil Georgia’s season.
11. N.ORTH CAROLINA (6-3)
Inconsistent Heels try to find consistency in bye week.
12. DUKE (6-3)
Schedule heating up may lead to Blue Devils cooling off.
13. N.C. STATE (5-3)
With Virginia up next, ’Pack should be back on track.
14. VIRGINIA TECH (4-4)
Tonight’s visit to Miami will mean a winning record for one.
15. TENNESSEE (3-5)
There’s a closeout sale on orange pants in Knoxville stores.
16. MIAMI (4-4)
Once-proud power settles into new status as mediocre.
17. ARKANSAS (3-5)
Hogs may file for football bankruptcy at season’s end.
18. VANDERBILT (4-4)
A win over lowly Kentucky would mean a winning record.
19. MISSOURI (4-4)
After first SEC win, Tigers will go back to losing at Florida.
20. MARYLAND (4-4)
Terps are looking for a quarterback in intramural games.
21. GEORGIA TECH (3-5)
Jackets head to College Park in underwhelming ACC matchup.
22. WAKE FOREST (4-4)
Here’s another bad game with Deacons hosting BC.
23. BOSTON COLLEGE (2-6)
Red-hot Eagles have won one in a row. Look out!
24. AUBURN (1-7)
Even flailing Tigers can beat terrible New Mexico State.
25. VIRGINIA (2-6)
Rested Cavs ready to resume six-game losing streak.
26. KENTUCKY (1-8)
Welcome back to the basement, Wildcats. It’s well-earned.