College football is still six months away, but the SEC never sleeps and ESPN is already busy ranking what it thinks will be the top 25 teams. Guess where Alabama is?
Here are three things to know:
- Yep — No. 1.
- ESPN’s logic makes sense putting so many SEC teams toward the top of its rankings.
- As always, the SEC is losing some of its biggest stars to the NFL and graduation. Who’s replaceable?
Other Alabama news from around the Internet
- Remember when Kenyan Drake broke his arm, but returned to action surprisingly quickly? AL.com’s Matt Zenitz took a look at the masterful work of the Alabama medical staff.
- Check out what one former Alabama quarterback said about Cam Newton’s Super Bowl performance, from CBSSports’ Chip Patterson.
- Here’s a cool interactive graphic from AL.com’s Wesley Sinor, detailing where all of the SEC’s recruits came from.
- One more from AL.com, this time from Kevin Scarbinsky: the Panthers losing the Super Bowl also affected Auburn fans.
The best stories around the SEC
- According to a report, Ole Miss’ football team was cited with 13 NCAA violations.
- Tennessee is reportedly dealing with a sexual assault lawsuit.
- Jim Harbaugh is hitting the ground running in SEC territory with recruiting. For lack of a better term, the SEC needs to get over it.
- One of the Broncos’ wide receivers gave the only ball he caught in the Super Bowl to Peyton Manning.
- Johnny Manziel is (unsurprisingly) in the headlines again. Find out why.