There’s Alabama. Then there’s everyone else.
That’s a decent way to read the SEC right now, and after the Crimson Tide survived their trip to Ole Miss on Saturday, it’s hard to view Alabama as anything other than the country’s top team.
FOX Sports personalities did the logical thing and made the Crimson Tide their top choice in their College Football Playoff ranking after Week 3. Ohio State is second, Louisville third and Houston fourth.
Here’s what they said about Alabama:
The Crimson Tide were down 24-3 in the first half at Ole Miss, seemingly setting up for their third straight loss to the Rebels, but then defense and special teams took over and Alabama pulled out a 48-43 win in Oxford. After starting a bit shaky in the first half, true freshman QB Jalen Hurts finished with 304 yards of total offense and handled the ball on 49 of Alabama’s 79 plays. RB Damien Harris broke out with 144 yards and a TD on 16 carries. The Tide host Kent State next week.
Here’s guessing the matchup against Kent State won’t provide as many tense moments for Crimson Tide fans.