The University of Alabama rolled to a 48-14 victory over Mercer last week, despite offensive struggles and penalties.
Nick Saban was frustrated in his post-game presser, but now his players understand the importance of not taking any opponent lightly. The intensity should be up to par in practice this week as the Crimson Tide will head to “The Swamp” to face Florida.
Before the Tide begins Southeastern Conference play, the Associated Press released its new Top 25 rankings.
Alabama football remains at No. 1, but the Oregon Ducks moved up to No. 4 after defeating Ohio State. Steve Spurrier and Shane Matthews mentioned via podcast that Florida would beat Alabama. We will see what happens as Dan Mullen hosts the Tide.
Hopefully, Alabama will have Will Anderson for the game. The sophomore outside linebacker suffered a lower leg injury against Mercer. He left the contest in the second half and did not return. According to Saban, team doctors are continuing to check his knee. It does not seem serious, but the team has listed Anderson as “questionable” for this week versus the Gators.
Listed below are the latest Top-25 rankings via the AP.
7. Texas A&M
9. Ohio State
10. Penn State
12. Notre Dame
14. Iowa State
15. Virginia Tech
16. Coastal Carolina
17. Ole Miss
19. Arizona State
21. North Carolina
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