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ACC-SEC football rankings

ACC-SEC rankings as voted on by writers from The (Columbia) State (Seth Emerson and Paul Strelow), the Charlotte Observer (Ron Green Jr. and Ken Tysiac) and The (Raleigh) News and Observer (Edward Robinson).

Team Votes Last week

1. Florida (5) 120 1

The Gators aren't getting big style points, but they keep rolling along.

2. Alabama 115 2

The Tide survived Tennessee on two blocked field goals. That's called living dangerously.

3. LSU 108 5

Tigers biding their time for a shot at Alabama next weekend.

4. Georgia Tech 107 6

Opponents know what's coming. It's stopping it that's been the problem.

5. Virginia Tech 100 3

Hokies' defense figures to be a problem for offensively challenged North Carolina in Blacksburg.

6. South Carolina 91 7

The Gamecocks hit the meat of their schedule. Where will they go from here?

7. Miami 86 4

'The U' isn't all the way back to what it was, but it seems to be getting there.

8. (tie) Mississippi 75 13

It's not too late for Rebels to salvage something from a disappointing season.

8. (tie) Georgia 75 9

See Ole Miss above.

10. Clemson 74 15

C.J. Spiller gives the Tigers an explosive threat on every play, but they need more than Spiller.

11. (tie) Boston College 67 10

Had the Eagles taken down Notre Dame last week, it would have helped the ACC's image.

11. (tie) Tennessee 67 12

Interesting - Vols' coach Lane Kiffin is playing nice before the Gamecocks' visit.

13. Auburn 66 8

Somebody has to be in the middle of the pack. This year it's Auburn.

14. Arkansas 51 10

You know they're fired up in Fayetteville for Eastern Michigan's visit on Saturday.

15. Kentucky 46 16

Worrisome news in Lexington - top basketball recruits might have eligibility issues.

16. Wake Forest 45 11

Don't be surprised if the Deacons pull off a surprise against Miami on Saturday.

17. Florida State 44 17

A comeback win at North Carolina helped but the Seminoles still have an abundance of issues.

18. Mississippi State 40 18

The Bulldogs made Florida work for it last Saturday, but that was about it.

19. Duke 38 20 (tie)

The Blue Devils can lay claim to being the best team in the Triangle.

20. North Carolina 24 19

Halloween comes early for the Tar Heels - tonight's trip to Virginia Tech.

21. Virginia 23 22

If coach Al Groh's future was a stock, you'd still be selling rather than buying.

22. Maryland 15 20 (tie)

Losing to Duke said plenty about the state of the program these days.

23. N.C. State 14 23

For the perpetually optimistic Wolfpack fans, there's not much to be excited about.

24. Vanderbilt 9 24

The best that can be said is the Commodores are probably better than their 2-6 record suggests.

- Ron Green Jr.