We’re taking back everything bad we’ve ever said about Auburn …

Also, we’re no longer miffed at Athlon Sports for ranking our beloved University of South Carolina Gamecocks nine spots too low in their 2011 preseason poll (and two spots too low in the SEC East).

What happened?

Athlon, in its infinite wisdom, has seen fit to bring us the lovely Jessica (whose last name is a secret, apparently).

Jessica is one of several “hottest fans” that the popular sports outlet is featuring in advance of the upcoming college football season (we’d also recommend checking out Jackie, whom the magazine has selected as Virginia Tech’s hottest fan).

Oh, and when you’ve picked your jaw up off of the floor, click here to read Athlon’s take on the 2011 Gamecock football squad – which the publication has ranked No. 21 in the nation. And click here to read the magazine’s outlook on the Clemson Tigers – who are ranked No. 38.

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