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2017 Schedule
8-0, 1st in SEC - West

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This is Alabama's 98th week ranked No. 1 in the AP Poll, tying Notre Dame for the third-most all-time (Ohio State 105, Oklahoma 101)

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ND cracks top 10, Michigan drops out of Top 25

Notre Dame cracked the top 10 of the Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season, coming in at No. 9, and Michigan fell out of the rankings for the first time in two years.

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Can anybody Roll the Tide?

Alabama's plus-200 point differential through five conference games is the best such mark in SEC history. The Tide rolled Tennessee on Saturday, 45-7, allowing only a pick-six from the Vols.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

After routing USC last night, Notre Dame received a 2.7-point upgrade to its FPI rating and moved up three spots in the FPI rankings to No. 5. No new teams entered the top 10, and the order of the top four teams did not change.

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20hEdward Aschoff

Misery loves company, and there was plenty of it in Week 8

The wear and tear of the season is starting to show. We saw a middle-finger salute from Tennessee, an ill-tempered Jimbo Fisher, another near-miss for Texas and prime-time clunkers for USC and Michigan.

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College Football Playoff picks after Week 8

Penn State made an enormous playoff statement with its dominant win over Michigan, solidifying its No. 2 spot among our experts' picks. And Alabama just keeps rolling along, looking like the clear-cut No. 1.

Saban responds to media in fashion (1:56)

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Saban said, "We had to have a little come-to-Jesus meeting about, what is this all about?" in terms of maintaining focus through all the hype of being ranked No. 1 and 36-point favorites.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Saban's assessment of his team through 8 games? "I'm not really satisfied and I don't think anyone should be with what we've done," he said.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Saban: "The toughest games that we have and the best teams we'll play are ahead of us."

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Saban: "There was a lot of pride going on out there -- in the stands and on the field."

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Saban on going back with Tua Tagovailoa after the pick-6: "We stuck with him to see that we have confidence in him."

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

The smell of cigars is strong around Bryant-Denny Stadium right now. For the 11th season in a row, Alabama fans enjoy the tradition of winners in the rivalry game.

Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

Standing on the sideline shortly before the end of his first Third Saturday in October, new Alabama AD Greg Byrne surveyed the scene and said, "You can smell the cigars." Tide rolls, 45-7.

Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

Fresh backs vs. a tired defense. Tennessee D has been on the field 29 of 47 minutes. Tide backups Tua Tagovailoa and Najee Harris just ripped runs of 18, 13 & 23 yards, the last a TD by Tagovailoa.

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Vols DB apologizes for flipping off Bama fans

Tennessee DB Rashaan Gaulden was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct after making an obscene gesture toward Alabama fans following the Volunteers' 97-yard interception return. He apologized after the game, saying, "That's not how my parents raised me."

Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

Tennessee scored its 1st TD in 4 weeks, a 97-yard pick six by Daniel Bituli. But that sent overworked Vol defense right back out. Alabama has run 70 plays, Vols 30 (for 74 yards). Tide leads 31-7.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Freshman QB Tua Tagovailoa comes on for Jalen Hurts and promptly throws a pick-six inside the red zone. It was Tennessee's first TD in 12 quarters of play.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

It's a family even at Alabama. According to the school, Calvin Ridley has his 200th career reception. He and Amari Cooper are the only 2 players in Alabama history with 200 or more career receptions

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Calvin Ridley now has 200 career receptions. He and Amari Cooper are the only two players in Alabama history with 200 or more catches.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Jarrett Guarantano got hit so hard on that failed Hail Mary attempt that his helmet came off. Not a great way to enter halftime for Tennessee, down big on the road at Alabama.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Damien Harris is scoring a TD once every 7.8 carries this season. That's efficiency for you.

Team Stats

Passing Yards201.088th
Rushing Yards298.88th
Points For43.06th
Points Against9.82nd