SEC Power Rankings: LSU, Alabama Fortify Themselves At The Top, Ole Miss Makes a Move

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November 10, 2012; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Texas A

1. Alabama Crimson Tide

Record: 1-0

Previous Ranking: 1 (Trend: — )

Last Week: Bye

This Week: at Texas A&M

Next Week: Colorado State

For all intents and purposes, this game will decided whether or not Alabama will have a chance to three-peat as national champions.

Each team still has LSU on their schedule, so there is a chance Alabama could still get to the SEC title game with a loss to Texas A&M, but the likelihood seems low. That means this game is pretty much for all the marbles.

Alabama looked a little sluggish against Virginia Tech on defense, which is the last unit needs to be malfunctioning – by Alabama standards – heading into College Station. They need their defense to at least limit Manziel in the running game to open up some opportunities to create turnovers in the passing game. They’ll need at least two if they want to beat the Aggies on the road.

If there is anybody who can find a way to get that done, it’s Nick Saban.