SEC Power Rankings: Georgia Loss, Ole Miss Win Shakes Up Top Nine

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Aug 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Christion Jones (22) celebrates a touchdown with wide receiver DeAndrew White (2) against the Virginia Tech Hokies during the third quarter of the 2013 Chick-fil-A Kickoff game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-USA TODAY Sports

1. Alabama Crimson Tide

Record: 1-0

Previous Ranking: 1 (Trend: — )

Last Week: Alabama 35, Virginia Tech 10

This Week: Bye

Next Week: at Texas A&M

Alabama has the week off to prepare for their game against Texas A&M next weekend. You could argue they had last weekend off, too, as Virginia Tech posed little threat to Alabama.

Christian Jones had a 72-yard punt return, a 94-yard kickoff return, and a 38-yard touchdown pass reception in the game. Not too shabby.

Alabama also got a 38-yard interception returned for a touchdown for Vinnie Sunseri. This highlighted a stout pass defense that held Logan Thomas to just five-of-26 passing and only 59 yards.

Between the South Carolina/Georgia game this week and the Alabama/Texas A&M next week, a lot of separation is going to be created early in a span of eight days.