The new BCS Poll is out and, once again, it's filled with teams from the Southeastern Conference. Seven to be exact. Five of the top eight spots are occupied by an SEC team. Alabama sits at the top in the number one spot for the tenth consecutive week. Fellow SEC teams: Georgia, Florida, LSU and South Carolina hold the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th spots respectively. Texas A&M moves up to 15th and Mississippi State falls to 21st after a loss to the Aggies.
There was a little shakeup at the top with Oregon leap-frogging Notre Dame after the Ducks beat USC in the Coliseum, while the Irish needed three overtimes to beat an unranked Pitt team.
The current standings are listed below.
1. Alabama2. Kansas State3. Oregon4. Notre Dame5. Georgia6. Florida7. LSU8. South Carolina9. Louisville10. FSU11. Oregon State12. Oklahoma13. Clemson14. Stanford15. Texas A&M16. Nebraska17. Texas18. UCLA19. Southern Cal20. La Tech21. Miss State22. Texas Tech23. Rutgers24. Northwestern25. Toledo
Alabama vs. LSU Tigers Preview: Epic Battle for College Football Dominance as LSU Tigers Host Rival Alabama Crimson Tide
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Last year on Nov. 5, LSU and Alabama squared off in Tuscaloosa ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in a game that was billed as the "Game of the Century."
Thanks to four missed field goals by Alabama, LSU emerged victorious with a 9-6 overtime win in a defensive slugfest for the ages.
The Tigers ended up winning out, outscoring their final four opponents 177-39 and looking unstoppable in the process—ultimately defeating Georgia to claim the Southeastern Conference title and secure a spot in the national title game.
The Tide won out as well, finishing their season with a 42-14 drubbing of rival Auburn. Thanks to this and Iowa State's upset of then-No. 2 Oklahoma State, Bama earned a rematch with LSU for the national title.
This time, the Tide rolled LSU, allowing the Tiger offense to cross midfield just once in a dominant 21-0 shutout victory, leaving no doubt about which team was the best in the nation.
Fast forward ten months, and Alabama is still on top of the college football world.
He's been known by LSU Tiger faithful, but to all of college football faithful, he's been just one of LSU's regular four-man rotation at running back. But lately, he's begin to seperate himself a little and make a little bit of a name for himself.
The 6-2, 225 running back is a bruiser who, what he lacks in speed, he makes up for with tough running ability in-between the tackles and as a good pass catcher out of the backfield.
But just who exactly is Jeremy Hill?
Classified as a freshman, the Baton Rouge, Louisiana native attended Redemptorist High School, where he made a name for himself as one of the best backs in the state, rushing for 2,260 yards on 302 carries with 36 touchdowns, breaking his high school's career rushing record. He has been noted for his quality football IQ by LSU head coach Les Miles, and commited to to the Tigers in 2011.
No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 11 Mississippi State Preview, Where To Watch: Tyler Russell And Bulldogs D Have Upset In Mind
The Alabama Crimson Tide's season is turning into a parody of Herman's Hermits, Henry the VIII. With the prevailing line, "Second verse, same as the first".
Seems like every week, Alabama is a double digit favorite. And every week, Alabama faces a new challenge. Last week it was Tyler Bray and Tennessee's potent passing attack. Mission accomplished. The week before that, it was Missouri and their up-tempo, no huddle, spread offense. The only thing that slowed the Tide in Columbus was the only thing that was out of their control, the weather. Mission accomplished. Before that, an up and coming, rejuvenated Ole Miss. Check. A feisty Florida Atlantic? 40-7. A motivated Arkansas team? Goose Egg...literally. Western Kentucky, Michigan? Check, Check.
So you get the picture. Every week, we try to come up with compelling story lines to garner your interest in whomever the Tide happen to be playing.
Like this week.