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Week 6 Poll Review: Winnin' Ain't Enough

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In which Georgia is #2, Auburn is #4, and Alabama's schedule has taken a serious beating

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

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.

#7 Michigan State is undefeated but five spots lower than they were a few weeks ago. The Spartans now find themselves the underdog to upstart #12 Michigan this week.

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.

Voter Alabama
Ed Johnson 3
Ed Daigneault 5
Eric Hansen 5
Joey Knight 5
Matt Charboneau 5
Bob Asmussen 6
Kirk Bohls 6
Pete DiPrimio 6
Rob Long 6
Rustin Dodd 6
Sam McKewon 6
Tom Murphy 6
Brian Howell 7
Duane Rankin 7
Adam Zucker 8
Doug Lesmerises 8
Gary Horowitz 8
Jeff Seidel 8
John Clay 8
Jon Wilner 8
Ken Medlin 8
Laura Keeley 8
Marc Weiszer 8
Mike Sorensen 8
Robert Cessna 8
Robert Gagliardi 8
Scott Hamilton 8
Ryan Finley 9
Gary Smits 9
Jay Binkley 9
Josh Kendall 9
Michael Lev 9
Mike Sands 9
Nate Sandell 9
Scott Wolf 9
Chadd Cripe 10
Dave Reardon 10
Eric Avidon 10
Jim Dunaway 10
Matt McCoy 10
Tim Griffin 10
Tom D'Angelo 10
Doug Doughty 11
Jimmy Burch 11
John Adams 11
John Shinn 11
Nathan Deen 11
Ross Dellenger 11
Steve Batterson 11
Adam Jude 12
Brent Axe 12
David Briggs 12
Garland Gillen 12
Joel Klatt 12
Mitch Vingle 12
Sam Werner 12
Steve Layman 12
Brett McMurphy 13
Jim Polzin 13
Keith Sargeant 13
Chris Murray 15

USA Today Coaches Poll

Texas (2-4) got 4 points in this week's Coaches Poll after upsetting #10 Oklahoma.

Massey Composite

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.

Team AP Coaches Average High Low
Florida Gators 8 11 6.4 1 19
Alabama Crimson Tide 10 9
8.4 1 27
Texas A&M Aggies 9 10 8.4 2 20
LSU Tigers 6 5 13.3 3 37
Ole Miss Rebels 13 12
19.0 4 45
Georgia Bulldogs 30 28 34.1 2 65
Mississippi State Bulldogs 29 30
34.9 19 74
Tennessee Volunteers 42
38.3 16 68
Kentucky Wildcats 35 32
44.9 22 78
Missouri Tigers
47.5 16 72
Auburn Tigers 48.6 4 68
Arkansas Razorbacks
48.6 12 80
South Carolina Gamecocks 73.4 53 97
Vanderbilt Commodores
76.1 47 99

Alabama in the Computer Rankings

Alabama is #2 in eight sources, #1 in five sources and #27 in Vern's ridiculous rankings.