The AP Top 25
Nine of Alabama's opponents have spent at least one week in the AP Top 25 this season. After six weeks only three remain: #6 LSU, #10 Texas A&M and #13 Ole Miss. Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Wisconsin have all fallen out of the AP's good graces less than halfway into the season.
But they aren't the only ones whose stock is dropping. #1 Ohio State has been hemorrhaging first-place votes for weeks and now only hold 27 of the 61 they had six weeks ago.
And Alabama, despite a shaky first half of offense, put the defensive clamps on Arkansas in a 27-14 win but fell two spots to #10.
Alabama on AP Ballots
Ed Johnson has Alabama #3 this week. No one has the Tide at #14, but Chris Murray put Bama at #15.
USA Today Coaches Poll
While LSU is the highest-ranked SEC team in the human polls, Florida is now the highest-ranked SEC team in the Massey composite with an average ranking of 6.4 across the 56 sources I checked. Alabama and their next opponent, Texas A&M, are tied for second with an average ranking of 8.4.
Once again, the Tempo-Free Gridiron Regression Based rankings have Auburn #4 in the country. But now they also have Georgia at #2.
|Alabama Crimson Tide||10||9
|Texas A&M Aggies||9||10||8.4||2||20|
|Ole Miss Rebels||13||12
|Mississippi State Bulldogs||29||30
|South Carolina Gamecocks||73.4||53||97|
Alabama in the Computer Rankings
Alabama is #2 in eight sources, #1 in five sources and #27 in Vern's ridiculous rankings.