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 (9-1)
Tide loses but hard to say who should pass them.
2. GEORGIA (9-1)
Dawgs get their crack at ‘Bama in SEC title game.
3. FLORIDA (9-1)
Miracle win keeps season from sinking in Swamp.
4. LSU (8-2)
There’s not much difference between top SEC teams.
5. TEXAS A&M (8-2)
Johnny Quarterback finds way to stem the Tide.
6. FLORIDA STATE (9-1)
Close win over Hokies shows weakness of ACC.
7. CLEMSON (9-1)
Tigers are looking for payback against N.C. State.
8. SOUTH CAROLINA (8-2)
It’s going to be a Palmetto State of mind to finish.
9. MISSISSIPPI STATE (7-3)
A brutal stretch of schedule leads to three straight losses.
10. VANDERBILT (6-4)
Commodores going bowling. Let’s rent some shoes!
11. MISSOURI (5-5)
Thrilling win over Vols makes Tigers feel like they belong.
12. OLE MISS (5-5)
Loss to Vandy will jeopardize Rebels’ shot at bowl game.
13. N.C. STATE (6-4)
It’s safe to say this team has multiple personalities.
14. ARKANSAS (4-6)
The “L” in John L. Smith stands for loss.
15. NORTH CAROLINA (6-4)
Heels give up 68 points. That’s football, not basketball.
16. MIAMI (5-5)
Stunning loss to Virginia mucks up Coastal race.
17. TENNESSEE (4-6)
No SEC wins makes orange pants a fashion no-no.
18. VIRGINIA TECH (4-6)
Close loss to FSU is no consolation prize.
19. DUKE (6-4)
After off-week, showdown with Georgia Tech looms.
20. GEORGIA TECH (5-5)
Can you believe Duke game will have meaning?
21. VIRGINIA (4-6)
Two straight big wins put Cavs on road to recovery.
22. WAKE FOREST (5-5)
Deacons mauled by ‘Pack as bowl hopes slip away.
23. MARYLAND (4-6)
What’s uglier? Is it their uniforms or their losses?
24. AUBURN (2-8)
Things are so bad, national title may have to be returned.
25. BOSTON COLLEGE (2-8)
Eagles lose again but show how weak Notre Dame is.
26. KENTUCKY (1-9)
Big news, everyone, Kentucky tied the bye week.