Another week, another opportunity for Alabama football to check in at No. 1 in the latest SEC Country Power Poll.
The Crimson Tide smashed Ole Miss 66-3 and received all 27 first-place votes.
Earlier Sunday, the Crimson Tide remained at No. 1 in the latest Amway Coaches Poll. Alabama received 58 first-place votes. No. 2 Clemson received six first-place votes. Oklahoma, Penn State and Washington rounded out the top 5.
Alabama also checked in at No. 1 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll following its spanking of Ole Miss on Saturday night.
Alabama received 44 first-place votes. No. 2 Clemson received 17 first-place votes. Oklahoma, Penn State and Georgia rounded out the top 5.
Alabama amassed 613 yards of offense on Saturday night, averaging 8.2 yards per play. The Crimson Tide pounded Ole Miss on the ground for 365 yards and 5 rushing touchdowns. Five different players — Jalen Hurts, Josh Jacobs, Najee Harris, Ronnie Clark and Bo Scarbrough — scored touchdowns. Alabama averaged 7.2 yards per rush.
Alabama took what it needed through the air, with Hurts throwing for 197 yards and 2 touchdowns. Hurts missed a couple of throws early, but he settled in and had great touch on the ball as the game went on.
Hurts once again showcased his dual-threat ability with 298 yards of offense and 3 touchdowns.
Ole Miss’ offense never seemed to have a prayer. Even as the Rebels attempted to move the ball, you could tell it was only a matter of time before disaster hit.
That came in the form of 2 interceptions by Alabama cornerback Levi Wallace, including a pick-6. Alabama’s pass rush was back after it, accounting for 5 sacks.
Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson hadn’t passed for fewer than 350 yards all season, but Alabama held him to 165 yards. Patterson didn’t have much time to set his feet because Alabama’s front abused the Ole Miss offensive line. Alabama finished with 10 tackles for loss.
Alabama travels to College Station, Texas, to face Texas A&M on Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Check back here every Sunday for the latest installment of the SEC Country Power Poll.
Your Week 5 Power Poll rankings
Results are below:
|1||Alabama (5 – 0)||351||27||1||1||1|
|2||Georgia (5 – 0)||322||0||2||2||3|
|3||Auburn (4 – 1)||298||0||3||2||4|
|4||Florida (3 – 1)||265||0||4||4||5|
|5||Texas A&M (4 – 1)||223||0||8||4||13|
|6||Kentucky (4 – 1)||200||0||7||4||12|
|7||Mississippi State (3 – 2)||191||0||5||4||9|
|8||South Carolina (3 – 2)||135||0||11||7||13|
|9||Arkansas (2 – 2)||128||0||12||3||13|
|10||LSU (3 – 2)||115||0||6||7||13|
|11||Vanderbilt (3 – 2)||93||0||9||7||14|
|12||Tennessee (3 – 2)||81||0||10||6||13|
|13||Ole Miss (2 – 2)||49||0||13||7||14|
|14||Missouri (1 – 3)||6||0||14||9||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)
Joe Mussatto (SEC Country)
Jordan Mcpherson (SEC Country)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Kyle Tucker (SEC Country)
Lauren Shute (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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