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. However, several boards — Ouija and dart — were used as guidance. And all ties were broken by a best two-of-three in rock-paper-scissors.
1. ALABAMA (5-0)
Tide rolled in and pulled the Gators’ teeth.
2. LSU (5-0)
Never miss a local story.
Tigers try to beat Florida worse than Alabama did.
3. CLEMSON (5-0)
After three big wins, Tigers get virtual bye week in BC.
4. ARKANSAS (4-1)
A&M comeback to provide momentum against Auburn.
5. GEORGIA TECH (5-0)
Jackets should continue to swarm the rest of the ACC.
6. AUBURN (4-1)
Huge road win shows Tigers still have USC’s number.
7. SOUTH CAROLINA (4-1)
Gamecocks look to get over blues against Kentucky.
8. FLORIDA (4-1)
From Alabama to LSU: Who made this schedule?
9. VIRGINIA TECH (4-1)
Hokies looking for tag number of big orange steamroller.
10. FLORIDA STATE (2-2)
An off-week to get healthy means trouble for Wake.
11. NORTH CAROLINA (4-1)
Louisville game could compound Big East misery by ACC.
12. GEORGIA (3-2)
Heading up to Rocky Top for key SEC East showdown.
13. TENNESSEE (3-1)
Does anybody call this game the Dooley Bowl?
14. VANDERBILT (3-1)
Commodores needed off week to prepare for Alabama.
15. MIAMI, FLA. (2-2)
Headed to Virginia Tech to see which team is for real.
16. WAKE FOREST (3-1)
Deacons unbeaten in ACC, while opposing ‘Noles are winless.
17. MISSISSIPPI STATE (2-3)
Bulldogs hope tough schedule stretch is eased by UAB.
18. VIRGINIA (3-2)
Cavs nip Idaho in overtime and hope to nip off-week in OT.
19. MARYLAND (2-2)
Terps head to Atlanta wishing Jackets would wilt like Braves.
20. DUKE (3-2)
Three wins in a row? Is Coach K running the football team, too?
21. KENTUCKY (2-3)
The Wildcats are really bad, and it’s no joking matter.
22. OLE MISS (2-3)
Win over Fresno State has Rebels eyeing move to WAC.
23. N.C. STATE (1-3)
The Wolfpack certainly didn’t need Russell Wilson, huh?
24. BOSTON COLLEGE (1-4)
Eagles might need to bury their season in Death Valley.