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Is the College Football Playoff Committee now looking at Alabama?

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Alabama football debuted at No. 8 in the first College Football Playoff rankings for this season.

After an impressive victory over Louisiana State University, is the CFP Committee starting to look at the Crimson Tide as a complete team and one of the best four groups in the nation? We will all see Tuesday night when ESPN unveils the new rankings.

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Nick Saban watched his team play its most complete game to this point last week.

Alabama executed well on offense to the tune of 42 points while its defense held LSU’s offense to 28 points. Jayden Daniels totaled 22 rushing yards in the second half after posting 141 yards rushing and a touchdown in the first half. Kevin Steele, the Tide’s defensive coordinator, made marquee adjustments at halftime. Alabama put on a show against one of the best teams in the nation, despite it being undermanned. The CFP Committee was waiting for the Tide to have its best performance so it could start considering it as a real contender for the playoff. It needs help from other teams to lose, but the win over LSU puts Alabama in a good spot. It is playing its best football at the right time and changing the tune of several national sports media personalities.

Alabama has been trending upward since its loss to Texas in week two.

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The defense has shut down opponents in the second half while Tommy Rees and the offense continue to grow.

We will see where the committee ranks it, but the Tide should have its attention after last week.

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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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