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 (3-0)
Crimson Tide is doing what it does best: Rolling.
2. LSU (3-0)
Can we forward to the national championship game?
3. FLORIDA STATE (3-0)
Seminoles finally will get a true test of how good they are.
4. GEORGIA (3-0)
Dawgs have loud bark so far, and they’re ready to bite Vandy.
5. SOUTH CAROLINA (3-0)
It’s the battle of Columbia in first conference meeting with Mizzou.
6. CLEMSON (3-0)
Tigers invade Tallahassee in key Atlantic Division showdown.
7. FLORIDA (3-0)
Resurgent Gators look to make life even less funny for Joker.
8. MISSISSIPPI STATE (3-0)
Suddenly, Saturdays are no longer quite so stark in Starkville.
9. TEXAS A&M (1-1)
Aggies try Palmetto State sampler platter; order S.C. State.
10. VIRGINIA TECH (2-1)
Traditional power gets hard lesson on how life can be the Pitts.
11. MISSOURI (2-1)
Tigers would love to get that first SEC win on the road.
12. GEORGIA TECH (2-1)
Jackets try to dodge Hurricanes in big Coastal Division clash.
13. TENNESSEE (2-1)
Florida beatdown sends Derek Dooley back to the drawing board.
14. MIAMI (2-1)
Road trip to Atlanta might get ‘Canes downgraded to tropical storm.
15. N.C. STATE (2-1)
Is the Pack really back? Surging Citadel would love to say no.
16. ARKANSAS (1-2)
Pick your description: A) Meltdown; B) Quitters; C) Bike crash.
17. AUBURN (1-2)
Cam Newton is still gone. And LSU is still great. Uh oh.
18. VANDERBILT (1-2)
Commodores finally win by wringing out Blue Hose.
19. NORTH CAROLINA (1-2)
Unlike AFAM Studies classes, Tar Heels have to show for games.
20. VIRGINIA (2-1)
After thumping by Georgia Tech, Cavaliers head to TCU.
21. OLE MISS (2-1)
Rebels stampeded by a herd of orange Longhorns last week.
22. BOSTON COLLEGE (1-2)
Eagles get weekend off to prepare for home game against Clemson.
23. WAKE FOREST (2-1)
After feel-good win against UNC, Deacons get reality check from FSU.
24. MARYLAND (2-1)
Terps have played a schedule softer than a roll of Charmin.
25. DUKE (2-1)
Blue Devils either score 50 or give up 50. Go figure.
26. KENTUCKY (1-2)
The bouncing balls of October can’t get here fast enough for UK fans.