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Ranking teams from the ACC, SEC and Sun Belt.

Ranking ACC, SEC and Sun Belt teams, the Bud Light Southern Power Poll is voted on by B.J. Bennett, Christian Goeckel, Kevin Thomas, Ben Troupe and P.J. Zucco.

Bud Light Southern Power Poll

1. Alabama -- Yet again, the Crimson Tide looked unstoppable in a week one win over Miami, with Bryce Young setting a program record with four touchdown passes in his first start.
Record: 1-0
Next: vs Mercer

2. Georgia -- A generational defensive effort, featuring seven sacks, led the Bulldogs to a gritty 10-3 victory over Clemson, setting Georgia up nicely for the rest of the season.
Record: 1-0
Next: vs UAB

3. Clemson -- Though the Tigers were overwhelmed offensively, it was another great defensive showing, albeit it in a loss, in a showcase game against Georgia.
Record: 0-1
Next: vs South Carolina State

4. Texas A&M -- Despite five turnovers, the Aggies pulled away from Kent State with a dominant defensive effort, one which included an 85-yard interception return for a touchdown from Leon O'Neal, Jr. 
Record: 1-0
Next: vs Colorado

5. Ole Miss -- Even without Lane Kiffin, the Rebels had an impressive win over Louisville with 381 passing yards from quarterback Matt Corral, a Heisman Trophy candidate.
Record: 1-0
Next: vs Austin Peay

6. Florida -- Though it wasn't a perfect performance, the Gators started the game strong and ultimately rushed for a total of 400 yards in their week one victory over Florida Atlantic.
Record: 1-0
Next: at South Florida

7. NC State -- The Wolfpack, who were one of the first teams to open the season back on last Thursday night, had a complete performance in a 45-0 victory over South Florida.
Record: 1-0
Next: at Mississippi State

8. Auburn -- Quarterback Bo Nix completed 20-of-22 passes with three touchdowns and Tank Bigsby rushed for 119 yards and two scores on just 13 carries as the Tigers won big over Akron.
Record: 1-0
Next: vs Alabama State

9. Coastal Carolina -- A convincing win over The Citadel saw the balanced Chanticleers, who compiled 614 yards of total offense, score 24 points in an impressive second quarter.
Record: 1-0
Next: vs Kansas

10. LSU -- It what was a very difficult week for the Tigers, Max Johnson and Kayshon Boutte connected for three touchdown passes, though it wasn't enough in a loss at UCLA.
Record: 0-1
Next: vs McNeese State

11. North Carolina -- In a tough Friday night conference road game for their season opener, quarterback Sam Howell threw three interceptions in the Tar Heels' loss to Virginia Tech.
Record: 0-1
Next: vs Georgia State

12. Virginia Tech -- Three interceptions of North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell helped the Hokies pull off the upset in front on an electric home crowd back on Friday night.
Record: 1-0
Next: vs Middle Tennessee State

Others receiving votes: Kentucky, Miami, Louisiana, Missouri, South Carolina, Florida State, Boston College, Appalachian State