Alabama football once again received every first-place vote Sunday to remain atop the SEC Country Power poll following action from Week 4.
The Crimson Tide made a statement Saturday with their 59-0 smashing of Vanderbilt to open SEC play.
There was a little hype surrounding the Commodores following their upset of then-No. 18 Kansas State a week earlier, but Alabama (4-0, 1-0 SEC) quickly reminded the Commodores of their place in the SEC pecking order.
Alabama earned 52 first-place votes in the latest AP Poll; No. 2 Clemson received eight first-place votes while No. 3 Oklahoma got one. Penn State and Southern California rounded out the top 5.
Earlier Sunday, the Crimson Tide earned 59 first-place votes in the latest Amway Coaches Poll.
No. 2 Clemson received four first-place votes. Oklahoma, Penn State and Southern California rounded out that top 5.
Overall, it was Alabama’s best game to date this season. The Crimson Tide came out, jumped on Vanderbilt immediately and never let up.
Alabama was clean on both sides of the ball. Vanderbilt had no hope of doing anything. At one point, it was a little sad to watch because you knew Vanderbilt was completely overmatched.
Running back Damien Harris was the star of the day with 151 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns, and an average of 12.6 yards per carry. Bo Scarbrough added 79 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Freshman Brian Robinson scored his first rushing touchdown of the season. Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts didn’t need to do much.
Freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa came in and showed why he was such a highly touted prospect with 2 touchdown passes. Freshmen Jerry Jeudy and Devonta Smith each caught their first career touchdown passes.
Alabama’s defense held Vanderbilt to just 78 yards of offense for the game. I don’t care who you are playing, holding a Power 5 team to that low of a total is a great accomplishment. The Commodores had only 3 first downs all night.
Alabama’s pass rush picked up quite a bit compared to earlier games. The Crimson Tide also forced a couple of turnovers. Alabama’s defense came out looking to show why it’s still one of the top units in the country.
Alabama hosts Ole Miss on Saturday inside Bryant-Denny Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.
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Your Week 4 Power Poll rankings
Results are below:
|1||Alabama (4 – 0)||351||27||1||1||1|
|2||Georgia (4 – 0)||324||0||2||2||2|
|3||Auburn (3 – 1)||291||0||4||3||5|
|4||Florida (2 – 1)||257||0||5||3||7|
|5||Mississippi State (3 – 1)||242||0||3||3||8|
|6||LSU (3 – 1)||196||0||7||4||10|
|7||Kentucky (3 – 1)||181||0||8||5||11|
|8||Texas A&M (3 – 1)||151||0||12||5||14|
|9||Vanderbilt (3 – 1)||115||0||6||5||13|
|10||Tennessee (3 – 1)||111||0||9||5||13|
|11||South Carolina (3 – 1)||101||0||10||8||13|
|12||Arkansas (1 – 2)||78||0||11||4||13|
|13||Ole Miss (2 – 1)||54||0||13||9||14|
|14||Missouri (1 – 3)||5||0||14||10||14|
This week’s voters:
Alex Hickey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Andrew Astleford (SEC Country)
Ben Wolk (SEC Country)
Brandon Walker (SEC Country)
Chip Towers (DawgNation)
Chris Kirschner (SEC Country)
Christopher Walsh (SEC Country)
Eric Bolin (SEC Country)
Hale McGranahan (SEC Country)
Joe Mussatto (SEC Country)
Jordan Mcpherson (SEC Country)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Kyle Tucker (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Mike Griffith (SEC Country)
Seth Emerson (DawgNation)
Thomas Neumann (SEC Country)
Trent Shadid (SEC Country)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)
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