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Alabama back in national picture, bumped to No.8

Cedric Mason- Touchdown Alabama Magazine

Week five was special for Alabama football, as it handled Georgia 38-10 on a soaked field in Athens, Ga. The Crimson Tide was ranked 13th nationally, but after its victory and mishaps from four other programs (Notre Dame, Ole Miss, UCLA, Georgia), Alabama was bumped to No. 8.

Crimson Tide’s head coach Nick Saban and company are back in the national title picture and remain in control of its destiny within the Southeastern Conference. Alabama faces Arkansas next Saturday for homecoming at Bryant-Denny Stadium. ESPN will air the game at 6 p.m. CT.

Listed below is the new top 25 college football rankings, according to the Associated Press.

  1. Ohio State Buckeyes
  2. TCU Horned Frogs
  3. Baylor Bears
  4. Michigan State Spartans
  5. Utah Utes
  6. Clemson Tigers
  7. LSU Tigers
  8. Alabama Crimson Tide
  9. Texas A&M Aggies
  10. Oklahoma Sooners
  11. Florida Gators
  12. Florida State Seminoles
  13. Northwestern Wildcats
  14. Ole Miss Rebels
  15. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  16. Stanford Cardinal
  17. USC Trojans
  18. Michigan Wolverines
  19. Georgia Bulldogs
  20. UCLA Bruins
  21. Oklahoma State Cowboys
  22. Iowa Hawkeyes
  23. California Golden Bears
  24. Toledo Rockets
  25. Boise State Broncos

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.

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