SEC Power Rankings: Georgia, LSU Do Battle To Keep SEC, National Championship Hopes Alive

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Sep 21, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Dillon Lee (25) , defensive back Landon Collins (26) and running back Dee Hart (1) recover a blocked punt against the Colorado State Rams at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Dillon Lee (25) returned the recovered punt for a touchdown. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

1. Alabama Crimson Tide

Record: 3-0 (1-0)

Previous Ranking: 1 (Trend: — )

Last Week: Alabama 31, Colorado State 6

This Week: vs. Ole Miss

Next Week: vs. Georgia State

Losing a home game to an up and coming team has happened before at Alabama. Is Ole Miss the next team?

What Ole Miss has going for it is a they are coming off a bye week and they have nothing to lose. What they have going against them is just about everything else. But Alabama does need to be a little more than concerned Saturday.

Alabama produced just 66 yards on the ground against Colorado State last week, and have averaged only 272 yards in the two non-Texas A&M games they’ve played. How much of that is purposeful game planning by Nick Saban? We’ll find out. But the inconsistency from Alabama this season does have to be a concern moving into Saturday’s game.

Still, Alabama should win and retain their spot atop the SEC West. It just won’t be easy to do this week.