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Eight of the nation’s Top 25 football teams hail from the mighty Southeastern Conference, according to the latest Associated Press poll – a new record.

Led by No. 1 Alabama and punctuated by No. 24 Auburn, the SEC is once again the big bad bully of the college gridiron – with more than half of its fourteen teams ranked among the nation’s elite.

But before SEC fans (including this website’s founding editor) begin chanting their conference’s three-letter abbreviation at the top of their lungs, the much maligned Atlantic Coast Conference is making waves of its own.

The ACC boasts two of the nation’s top five squads (No. 3 Clemson and No. 5 Florida State) as well as three out of the Top Ten. By comparison,¬†Alabama is the SEC’s lone top five squad with No. 6 LSU and No. 7 Texas A&M joining them in the Top Ten.

Clemson (6-0, 4-0 ACC) and Florida State (5-0, 3-0 ACC) meet this weekend in Death Valley in a battle of undefeated teams which has huge national championship (and Heisman Trophy) implications.

Other SEC schools in the rankings included No. 11 South Carolina, No. 14 Missouri, No. 15 Georgia, No. 22 Florida and No. 24 Auburn.

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1. Alabama (55) 6-0, 1495
2. Oregon (5) 6-0, 1438
3. Clemson 6-0, 1352
4. Ohio State 6-0, 1330
5. Florida State 5-0, 1242
6. LSU 6-1, 1137
7. Texas A&M 5-1, 1105
8. Louisville 6-0, 1077
9. UCLA 5-0, 1017
10. Miami (FL) 5-0, 912
11. South Carolina 5-1, 896
12. Baylor 5-0, 849
13. Stanford 5-1, 824
14. Missouri 6-0, 749
15. Georgia 4-2, 615
16. Texas Tech 6-0, 590
17. Fresno State 5-0, 383
18. Oklahoma 5-1, 380
19. Virginia Tech 6-1, 352
20. Washington 4-2, 309
21. Oklahoma State 4-1, 264
22. Florida 4-2, 249
23. Northern Illinois 6-0, 185
24. Auburn 5-1, 156
25. Wisconsin 4-2, 153

Dropped from rankings: Michigan 18, Northwestern 19

Others receiving votes: Michigan 118, Nebraska 94, Michigan State 69, Utah 47, Notre Dame 39, Oregon State 21, UCF 19, Texas 16, Northwestern 7, Arizona State 7, Houston 3, Rutgers 1

Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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