Neil White’s final weekly rankings of the SEC and ACC - 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 (11-1)
Defending national champs need two wins to repeat.
2. GEORGIA (11-1)
Never miss a local story.
Who saw this run coming after the USC loss?
3. FLORIDA (11-1)
Gators make big statement for SEC against FSU.
4. LSU (10-2)
Tigers’ only losses came to two teams above them.
5. TEXAS A&M (10-2)
It’s time to clear off shelf space for a Heisman Trophy.
6. SOUTH CAROLINA (10-2)
Jadeveon Clowney just sacked Tajh Boyd again.
7. FLORIDA STATE (10-2)
Jimbo Fisher has no more complaints about the BCS.
8. CLEMSON (10-2)
Dabo wishes he had played Southern Cal or North Carolina.
9. VANDERBILT (8-4)
Commodores headed somewhere besides Academic Bowl.
10. OLE MISS (6-6)
Believe it or not, this is a pretty good .500 team.
11. MISSISSIPPI STATE (8-4)
It’s a steep drop from 7-0 and Top 15 national ranking.
12. NORTH CAROLINA (8-4)
The bowl shirt for the Heels is a plain white T.
13. MIAMI (7-5)
And the ‘Canes make it a double order of shirts.
14. TENNESSEE (5-7)
Hang down your head, Derek Dooley.
15. N.C. STATE (7-5)
A winning season so bad the Pack fired their coach.
16. GEORGIA TECH (6-6)
That’s 11 losses in 12 seasons to Georgia. Ugh(a).
17. MISSOURI (5-7)
Does the Big 12 have a return policy?
18. VIRGINIA TECH (6-6)
Sour note of season may end in Music City Bowl.
19. ARKANSAS (4-8)
End of John L. Smith era makes me a tad misty
20. DUKE (6-6)
Four straight losses propel Devils to postseason play.
21. VIRGINIA (4-8)
Just wait until lacrosse season!
22. WAKE FOREST (5-7)
Three straight blowout losses end season early.
23. MARYLAND (4-8)
Terps are looking ahead to rivalry with Rutgers.
24. AUBURN (3-9)
Gene Chizik’s biggest win? The Cam Newton lottery.
25. BOSTON COLLEGE (2-10)
Come on back home, Tom O’Brien.
26. KENTUCKY (2-10)
Basketball team only lost 14 games over last three seasons.