Alabama and Michigan are atop the polls and are locked into recruiting battles for several ESPN 300 prospects, including three in the top 10. Here are our predictions.
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Alabama is unbeaten and No. 1 in the country, but there are still several areas that need to be addressed this week.
After believing LSU let Alabama off the hook in its past two visits to Tiger Stadium, senior defensive back Dwayne Thomas feels like "this is the year" for a victory.
Though their path won't be easy, it's hard to argue against Alabama as the title favorite at this point in the college football season.
David Ching ESPN Staff Writer
LSU senior DB Dwayne Thomas is not short on confidence entering the Nov. 5 game against top-ranked Alabama. He said LSU's senior class won't be the first to go winless against Alabama -- the Crimson Tide has won five in a row against LSU -- and predicted that "we are going to dominate this offense."
Alabama players dominated our #CFBRank Top 50 list after eight weeks, with Jonathan Allen and Tim Williams leading the way.
Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer
Alabama coach Nick Saban on Leonard Fournette's 284-yard performance vs. Ole Miss: "I haven't really seen a guy dominate a game like he did a long, long time...He looks as good as ever and maybe better."
At $9 million this year, Michigan's Jim Harbaugh displaced Alabama's Nick Saban as the college football coach with the highest salary, according to a USA Today survey.
If you're No. 1 Alabama, which future opponent are you afraid of -- Auburn or LSU? Greg Ostendorf and David Ching tackle the answer to this question.
No. 1 Alabama won't have a mass exodus of talent to the NFL draft next spring. Why? Because so many of its stars still won't be eligible to leave.
As the Heisman race heats up, two Alabama stars are showing they're worthy of consideration -- QB Jalen Hurts and defensive end Jonathan Allen.
How good can Alabama be? Could it be the best yet under Nick Saban? And does freshman QB Jalen Hurts belong in the Heisman Trophy discussion? Let's see what analytics and the eye test say.
Alabama @ LSU Tigers
Tiger Stadium (LA) - Sat 11/5