Neil White’s weekly SEC-ACC team rankings

November 21, 2012 

The South Carolina Gamecocks enter the stadium for the Gamecock's game against Wofford Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia.

TIM DOMINICK — tdominick@thestate.com

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.

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