Two weeks after falling 10 spots in the AP Top 25, the Crimson Tide made up serious ground on Sunday afternoon.
Alabama is now No. 8, up five spots from its No. 13 ranking going into the weekend.
The Tide blew past Georgia on Saturday for a 38-10 win that moved ‘Bama to 4-1 (1-1 SEC) and thrust it back into the College Football Playoff picture.
There was some moving and shaking at the top of the poll, with previous No. 2 (now No. 4) Michigan State dropping slightly and allowing No. 2 TCU and No. 3 Baylor room to move up.
After Mississippi’s upset loss at Florida, Alabama is now the second-highest ranked team in the Southeastern Conference. Rival LSU holds the top spot at No. 7, while Texas A&M is right behind the Tide at No. 9.