Neil White’s weekly rankings of the SEC and ACC are a thoroughly unscientific compilation. No computer programs were used and no votes were taken to assemble this list of best to worst in the SEC and ACC.
1. ALABAMA (9-0)
It’s yet another big week with the Aggies in town.
2. GEORGIA (8-1)
With Auburn win, Dawgs will head to SEC title game.
3. FLORIDA (8-1)
La-La Land is about to get bogged down in Swamp.
4. FLORIDA STATE (8-1)
Seminoles used to consider Hokies a tough opponent.
5. CLEMSON (8-1)
Time is right to pile up points against soft ACC teams.
6. LSU (7-2)
Close doesn’t count as Tigers let big win slip away.
7. SOUTH CAROLINA (7-2)
Back in the saddle, Gamecocks look to finish strong.
8. TEXAS A&M (7-2)
A tough schedule has toughest opponent up next.
9. MISSISSIPPI STATE (7-2)
Bulldogs seem to have been exposed as pretenders.
10. NORTH CAROLINA (6-3)
Here’s where the rankings start to drop off.
11. OLE MISS (5-4)
Rebels are first of 11 teams that are 5-4 or 4-5.
12. MIAMI (5-4)
This 5-4 team might win Coastal Division.
13. TENNESSEE (4-5)
Volunteers are still eyeing first SEC win.
14. ARKANSAS (4-5)
Winning season remains long shot for Razorbacks.
15. VANDERBILT (5-4)
Commodores aim for second straight bowl trip.
16. N.C. STATE (5-4)
How did this team beat Florida State?
17. MISSOURI (4-5)
Tigers fondly remember easier Big 12 days.
18. VIRGINIA TECH (4-5)
Beamerball has turned into Bummerball.
19. DUKE (6-4)
Devils turn blue after consecutive blowout losses.
20. GEORGIA TECH (4-5)
Stomping Maryland didn’t impress anybody.
21. WAKE FOREST (5-4)
Here’s another team that might somehow get to a bowl.
22. MARYLAND (4-5)
Terps take express elevator to bottom of rankings.
23. AUBURN (2-7)
Chizik stock still sells for pennies on dollar.
24. VIRGINIA (3-6)
Improbable win lifts a team only so far in this poll.
25. BOSTON COLLEGE (2-7)
Mismatch of the week: ND at BC.
26. KENTUCKY (1-9)
No joking around for Joker. He’s gone.