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Alabama defeated its fifth ranked opponent of the season in Tennessee.

Alabama basketball: Tide earn fifth win over ranked opponent by defeating Tennessee

Matt Speakman

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Dominating the Vols

Tennessee entered its game against Alabama on a six-game winning streak. The Volunteers had also won nine of its last 10 games. Like most ranked opponents this season, Tennessee received the most from Alabama. The Crimson Tide dominated Tennessee for its fifth win against a ranked team this season. Alabama is 5-1 in games against ranked opponents this season with four of those wins coming at home. It also was the largest margin of victory against a top 15 team in program history. Here is what we learned from Alabama’s win against Tennessee.

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In other headlines …

Adding a quarterback?

Alabama did not sign a quarterback in the 2018 recruiting cycle, but coach Nick Saban said the team is pursuing other options for adding a signal caller. Now, a name has emerged. According to Matt Zenitz of AL.com, Alabama is pursuing East Carolina quarterback Gardner Minshew as a possible graduate transfer.

Second arrest of 2018

Former Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster was reportedly arrested for a domestic violence charge in Santa Clara, Calif. This is the second arrest of 2018 for Foster, who was booked on a misdemeanor marijuana charge in January. The San Francisco 49ers drafted Foster in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, he racked up 72 tackles.

Position battles

Every year, Alabama has to sort out its depth chart before the opening game. Competition ensues as players try to lock up starting positions. This year, Alabama has a lot of position battles that will take place in the next seven months, including one at quarterback. Here are the most interesting positions battles.

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