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 (10-1)
Guess who is back in the BCS championship-game picture?
2. GEORGIA (10-1)
Dawgs also have dreams of national title dancing in heads.
3. FLORIDA (10-1)
Best game of the week will be Gators’ trip to Tallahassee.
4. LSU (9-2)
Friday’s menu: Leftover turkey -- and Tigers playing Arkansas.
5. TEXAS A&M (9-2)
The two SEC newbies meet in the regular-season finale.
6. FLORIDA STATE (10-1)
Seminoles are playing for ACC pride in rivalry game.
7. CLEMSON (10-1)
High-powered offense hopes to overwhelm Gamecocks.
8. SOUTH CAROLINA (9-2)
Can USC seniors make it four in a row over the Tigers?
9. MISSISSIPPI STATE (8-3)
Bulldogs look to whip up solid season with Egg Bowl win.
10. VANDERBILT (7-4)
Dores experience sheer joy of pounding Tennessee.
11. NORTH CAROLINA (7-4)
Thanksgiving dessert is a game against Maryland.
12. MIAMI (6-5)
Hurricanes self-impose bowl ban. Isn’t that special?
13. OLE MISS (5-6)
After tough loss to LSU, Rebels try to avoid losing record.
14. N.C. STATE (6-5)
Pass defense, please report to the white courtesy phone.
15. GEORGIA TECH (6-5)
ACC title game awaits, but Georgia win would be sweeter.
16. MISSOURI (5-6)
Hey, come on, SEC teams don’t lose to Syracuse.
17. ARKANSAS (4-7)
I’ve sent my application in for the coaching job.
18. TENNESSEE (4-7)
And I’ve applied here, too.
19. VIRGINIA TECH (5-6)
Going to OT against BC proves season is PU.
20. DUKE (6-5)
Fast start falls apart with three straight losses.
21. VIRGINIA (4-7)
Rivalry game against VT won’t make ESPN8.
22. WAKE FOREST (5-6)
Vandy will show SEC power in Black & Gold showdown.
23. MARYLAND (4-7)
Bon voyage, Terps! Have fun in the Big Ten!
24. AUBURN (3-8)
Toomer’s Oaks are burned long after this season is scorched.
25. BOSTON COLLEGE (2-9)
Eagles head to Raleigh for Tom O’Brien Bowl.
26. KENTUCKY (2-9)
Wildcats head to Rocky Top. Somebody has to win.