Scott Wolf of the Los Angeles Daily News finally has Alabama No. 1.
You might remember Wolf as the lone person in the Associated Press Poll who hadn’t voted the Crimson Tide as the top team in recent weeks. In fact, before Alabama became the unanimous No. 1 selection in the latest poll released Sunday, Wolf was the only voter in the poll since Week 8 not to place the Crimson Tide in the top slot.
At last, that all changed. The reason: Michigan lost.
Wolf had the Wolverines as his No. 1 team since his preseason ballot. Given that Michigan lost to Iowa on Saturday as part of a wild run of college football action, Wolf was forced to change his top pick.
It’s about time. Not choosing Alabama in recent weeks seemed strange because of the Crimson Tide’s dominance. Alabama continued to roll Saturday with a 51-3 trouncing of Mississippi State at Bryant-Denny Stadium to improve to 10-0.
Still, you have to hand it to Wolf for sticking to his initial pick. For what it’s worth, Wolf’s new top five features Alabama, Ohio State, Louisville, Clemson and … Michigan.