Kirk Herbstreit loves Alabama.
The ESPN analyst released his latest top 4 on Sunday morning, and the Crimson Tide are the top team. Alabama is the lone SEC squad to crack his ranking. Michigan follows at No. 2, Clemson is No. 3 and Washington is No. 4.
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) October 23, 2016
It’s hard not to be impressed with the Crimson Tide these days. Alabama rolled Texas A&M 33-14 on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium to improve to 8-0, capping a three-week stretch against Arkansas, Tennessee and the Aggies in which the Crimson Tide never won by fewer than 19 points.
By beating Texas A&M, Alabama is the favorite to claim the SEC West title again. The Crimson Tide will enjoy a bye week before a fascinating showdown against LSU on Nov. 5 at Tiger Stadium. LSU has won three consecutive games under interim coach Ed Orgeron, and the Tigers improved to 5-2 overall with a 38-21 victory over Ole Miss on Saturday.