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Alabama sees its chances for a CFP national title drop, per ESPN’s Football Power Index

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Alabama football has a lot of work to do.

Nick Saban watched his team suffer its worst loss at Bryant-Denny Stadium under his leadership.

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The Crimson Tide fell 24-34 to the Texas Longhorns. Steve Sarkisian became the third former Saban assistant to defeat him.

Alabama made several mistakes and dropped from No. 3 to No. 10 in the latest Associated Press Poll. According to the ESPN Football Power Index, its chances of making the College Football Playoff National Championship Game have dropped to 15.7 percent. It has a 26% chance of making the CFP and a 37.8% chance of winning the Southeastern Conference title. The Tide is projected to win 9.9 games to round out its season. It has a 9.3% chance of winning the CFP National Championship.

Alabama won a national title in 2015 with a team that lost early in the season. 

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The team had several leaders, including Derrick Henry, Jake Coker, Cam Robinson, Ryan Kelly, A’Shawn Robinson, Jarran Reed, Jonathan Allen, Reggie Ragland, Reuben Foster, Tim Williams, Ryan Anderson, and Eddie Jackson. 

Alabama has no more room for error after falling to the Longhorns.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith. 

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