Happy hump day, Alabama fans! The Crimson Tide stayed in the top four in the College Football Playoff rankings Tuesday night, and with each passing day, we’re getting closer to the end of the season.
Here are five things to know:
- Alabama stayed at No. 2 in the College Football Playoff rankings for the second week in a row.
- SEC Country compiled eight bowl game predictions. All of them have ‘Bama in the Playoff.
- An NFL scout has paid Alabama’s defense the ultimate compliment.
- Alabama will likely demolish Charleston Southern this weekend and the Buccaneers’ coach knows this. So Tuesday, he decided to crack a few jokes about the game.
- One recruit from Alabama has enjoyed what he’s heard out of Tennessee but is a little perplexed why the Crimson Tide haven’t offered a scholarship.
Other Alabama news from around the Internet
- We know Alabama is No. 2, but what does it mean? AL.com’s Michael Casagrande broke it down.
- The basketball team didn’t fare too well in its season opener. The Crimson Tide lost to Dayton by 32 points, AL.com’s Matt Zenitz wrote.
- With Kenyan Drake sidelined for a few weeks, now is the time for his backups to prove they’re ready to step up, AL.com’s John Talty wrote.
- Charleston Southern runs a triple-option offense, something Alabama’s defense is beginning to prepare for in practice this week, the Times Daily’s Alex Byington wrote.
- Derrick Henry is No. 1 on CBS Sports’ Heisman list, Chip Patterson wrote.
The best stories around the SEC
- Kentucky guard Tyler Ulis is one of the nation’s hottest guards this year in college hoops. Read this feature and learn what life was like for Ulis before he joined the Wildcats.
- Kentucky and Duke squared off in a highly anticipated college basketball matchup Tuesday night. The Wildcats came out on top and even taught coach John Calipari a few things about the team along the way.
- Check out the full list of the College Football Playoff rankings.
- The national media weighed in after the rankings were released.
- Is Les Miles’ job on the line after this season? One reporter thinks it could be.