Just like the Georgia Bulldogs, you could actually make a case for the Alabama Crimson Tide being outside of the top two of our SEC Power Rankings. Conventional wisdom has both those teams being among the top three. But Nick Saban’s crew has no win as impressive as the Auburn Tigers’ win over the Washington Huskies or the LSU Tigers’ win over the Miami Hurricanes.
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However, what these guys do have is two blowout wins in the most convincing fashion ever, and one is over a Power Five team led by a great offensive coach in Bobby Petrino. Saban’s team has covered both weeks, and he may have the best offense he’s ever had with Tua Tagovailoa leading this team at quarterback.
Combine that with the usual elite defense he has in Tuscaloosa, and it’s hard to bet that anybody will get the best of the Tide this year. I mean, these guys literally have the most complete team maybe ever.
It’s also worth noting, if you want to just call out schedule strength, that Saban’s Tide are one of only two teams right now in the conference to have beaten two FBS teams and one Power Five team. The only other one is the Kentucky Wildcats, and Alabama’s wins are clearly more impressive.
So these guys belong back at No. 1 for this week. Again, the nature of the schedule alone will likely drop them by next week since the winner of LSU-Auburn will deserve to be No. 1. But these guys have a chance to prove things themselves by visiting the Ole Miss Rebels and then hosting the Texas A&M Aggies. Yeah, they’re not going anywhere.