5 things every Alabama fan needs to know today
Most people are probably back at work this morning, but there are undoubtedly Alabama fans still celebrating the Tide’s 38-10 win over Georgia on Saturday afternoon.
It doesn’t matter which group you fall in — there are five things you need to know today:
- Nick Saban “almost” got emotional after Saturday’s win. Can you blame him?
- We handed out game balls to four players after blowing out UGA. A pair of freshmen were included.
- We also dished out team grades after the win. Needless to say, the Tide passed.
- Alabama is favored to beat Arkansas… big. The Razorbacks are 2-3.
- The Crimson Tide jumped five spots in the AP Top 25. It’s not as high as some hoped, but Alabama is still the second-highest ranked SEC team.
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- Should Alabama fans be clamoring for the BCS formula to return? AL.com‘s Michael Casagrande noted that the Crimson Tide would be No. 1 in one of the old system’s computer polls.
- Casagrande also made the argument that Saturday’s box score did not tell the full story — specifically, Alabama’s third-down conversion rate (1-for-11).
- Many UGA fans headed for the exit as soon as the third quarter on Saturday, but Nick Saban didn’t leave for another couple of hours. The Alabama coach made sure to thank fans who stuck around in the rain, according to AL.com‘s John Talty.
- The Alabama defense was suffocating against Georgia, and 247Sports.com‘s Charlie Potter discussed how the team’s national statistical rankings soared after the performance.
- While the Crimson Tide shot up to No. 8 in the AP Top 25, the Amway Coaches Poll was not as kind. Alabama only improved to No. 10, while fellow SEC team Texas A&M faced similar disparity (No. 9 AP, No. 11 Coaches).
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— SEC Country (@seccountry) October 4, 2015