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SEC Has Record Eight Teams In Top 25

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 –…

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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11 comments

Vicarious Wannabe October 13, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Dirtpeckers still chasing those vicarious National Championships thru the SEC, eh?

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9" October 13, 2013 at 6:25 pm

your use of the word,’vicarious’,strikes me as tautological

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missstatewannabe October 13, 2013 at 8:41 pm

How far up the pig’s annus did you insert your nose during that freshman animal husbandry lab?

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idcydm October 13, 2013 at 6:29 pm

The mighty SEC, it looks like there are a couple of new comers to the SEC that are causing some havoc within the SEC. And they weren’t perinatal powers in their previous conference.

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pickensturd October 13, 2013 at 8:59 pm

Your first sentence contains a double reference. Your second sentence uses the word “perinatal”. I’m betting your mother didn’t receive proper “perinatal” care while carrying her fetuses to full term.

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Guest October 13, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Just in case you couldn’t figure it out I made a change do you feel better this is a blog site after all you must be a frustrated English teacher that can’t find a job or an IROC when all is said and you tare this post apart, I Don’t Care, You Don’t Matter.

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idcydm October 13, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Just in case you couldn’t figure it out I made a change do you feel
better this is a blog site after all you must be a frustrated English
teacher that can’t find a job or an IROC when all is said and you tare
this post apart, I Don’t Care, You Don’t Matter

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offendednativeamerican October 14, 2013 at 11:03 am

so basically you believe in collectivism

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SparkleCity October 13, 2013 at 10:31 pm

I don’t give a big Rat’s Ass about football anymore and here’s why:

Football in its present situation produces ABSOLUTELY NOTHING but grooming kids for potential brain damage if they play the game let alone if they play college and then professional football..

I will no longer support ANY football whether it be high school,college or professional

All individuals who have such a hard on for the sport in its present form are only contributing to potential for brain damage to these young men who are playing with a totally false sense of invincibility.

Anyone who supports football in its present form is contributing to the physical damage of young men who have an increased chance of damage to their brains and central nervous system.

I will continue to support (and watch) other high school & college sports such as track & field, baseball, basketball, golf and (definitely women’s volleyball) but you couch potatoes who spend an inordinate amount of time devoted to the bullshit that has become American style football should look in the mirror and repeat the following:

” By supporting American style football, I am contributing to the the chance that these young men will have a greater than average chance of developing brain damage (or worse) if they continue to play the game as it is presently being played and if I continue to cheer them on, I am no better than the Roman crowds who cheered on their favorite gladiator to either win or die on the playing field be it “Pee-Wee” or professional American football”

Think long and hard about that when you are sucking down suds and wings and sitting on your ass while those young men are bashing themselves into each other for your entertainment.

FITS is just as culpable as any other conduit that enhances the chances of these young men suffering future brain damage

Fuck a bunch of football is what I say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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lovetheinferiors October 13, 2013 at 10:51 pm

“American” football, as you call it, was a great team sport on every level, until african americans hijacked the game, as they have most sports in our country. Remind me how America is a better place than it was fifty-five years ago.

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VoiceofReason October 14, 2013 at 5:46 pm

College football is out of control and the Scholastically Easy Conference is leading the way. No surprise here the way it caters to athletes.

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