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College Football Playoff rankings, Alabama now No. 2

Cedric Mason- Touchdown Alabama Magazine

One game was all it took for the College Football Playoff committee to notice Alabama. It moved to No. 2 in the playoff rankings Tuesday, after debuting at No. 4 last week.

The Crimson Tide dominated LSU 30-16 last week at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Running back Derrick Henry rushed for 210 yards and three touchdowns on 38 carries, while Tigers’ ball carrier Leonard Fournette totaled 31 yards and a touchdown on 19 attempts.

Alabama quarterback Jacob Coker completed 75 percent of his throws (18 of 24) with no turnovers in the win.

Head coach Nick Saban and company will travel to Davis Wade Stadium this week to take on Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss. Listed below are the new College Football Playoff rankings, according to ESPN.

  1. Clemson
  2. Alabama
  3. Ohio State
  4. Notre Dame
  5. Iowa
  6. Baylor
  7. Stanford
  8. Oklahoma State
  9. LSU
  10. Utah
  11. Florida
  12. Oklahoma
  13. Michigan State
  14. Michigan
  15. TCU
  16. Florida State
  17. Mississippi State
  18. Northwestern
  19. UCLA
  20. Navy
  21. Memphis
  22. Temple
  23. North Carolina
  24. Houston
  25. Wisconsin

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama MagazineYou can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future.

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Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.


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