Good morning, Alabama fans! The Crimson Tide moved up two spots in the College Football Playoff rankings Tuesday night. LSU slid down seven. Everyone knew the stakes for that game were high, and the Playoff committee only reinforced that Tuesday. Let’s dive in.
Here are six things to know:
- Originally No. 4 in the first Playoff rankings, the Crimson Tide have risen two spots. Check out some quick reactions from SEC Country.
- Vegas thinks Alabama could be the favorite over both Clemson and Ohio State.
- SEC Country compiled eight bowl predictions for Alabama. All eight have the Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff.
- The recruiting is only getting better for the Crimson Tide. According to a report, the nation’s No. 3 player has Alabama in his top six.
- Perhaps inspired by Derrick Henry’s play, top running back recruits continue to commit themselves to Alabama.
- He committed to Vanderbilt and has now been offered from Tennessee. But Alontae Taylor grew up pulling for Alabama.
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- Get your full Tuesday practice report, including injury updates, from AL.com’s John Talty.
- By now we all know that the Crimson Tide have moved up in the Playoff rankings, but what does it really mean? Talty explained.
- While it’s certainly possible that Alabama will win out, the Crimson Tide still have tough matchups ahead, especially against Mississippi State this weekend, AL.com’s Matt Zenitz wrote.
- Many writers around the country criticized Alabama receiving a No. 4 ranking last week, as they didn’t believe the Crimson Tide deserved it. Now Alabama has proved it’s worthy of the No. 2 slot, USA Today’s George Schroeder wrote.
- Learn more about Alabama’s newest commit, Brian Robinson. AL.com’s Drew Champlin has you covered.
The best stories around the SEC
- Ranked No. 18 last week, this week, Ole Miss dropped out of the Playoff rankings.
- Florida was ranked No. 11 on Tuesday, which has many thinking the Gators deserve better.
- According to a report, LSU is now investigating Leonard Fournette’s family to see if it violated any NCAA rules.
- Dee Anderson has committed to LSU, but he also has three brothers currently playing at Boise State.
- See how national media are responding to the new Playoff rankings.