Alabama takes an expected tumble in Week 6 AP Poll

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Nobody could see this coming. What looked to be a very favorable outlook for the Alabama Crimson Tide has morphed into sheer pain.

Then-unranked Texas A&M (4-2) upset the Crimson Tide (5-1) at home in front of a record crowd at Kyle Field. Suddenly, the outlook has shifted.

Questions are being raised regarding a potential lack of focus. Not just that, but people are starting to wonder if defensive coordinator Pete Golding should even have a job after giving up 41 points to a very inexperienced offense.

The Week 6 AP Poll has just been released, and the Crimson Tide have taken a fall from the top of the rankings.

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Change

1

Georgia

6-0

1,550 (62)

+1

2

Iowa

6-0

1,476

+1

3

Cincinnati

6-0

1,407

+2

4

Oklahoma

5-0

1,336

+2

5

Alabama

5-1

1,286

-4

6

Ohio State

5-1

1,157

+1

7

Penn State

5-1

1,147

-3

8

Michigan

6-0

1,139

+1

9

Oregon

6-0

1,057

-1

10

Michigan State

5-0

992

+1

11

Kentucky

6-0

918

+5

12

Oklahoma State

5-0

830

13

Ole Miss

4-1

779

+4

14

Notre Dame

5-1

732

15

Coastal Carolina

6-0

712

16

Wake Forest

6-0

526

+3

17

Arkansas

4-2

470

-4

18

Arizona State

5-1

428

+4

19

BYU

5-1

421

-9

20

Florida

4-2

397

21

Texas A&M

4-2

348

+5

22

NC State

4-1

265

+1

23

SMU

6-0

225

+1

24

San Diego State

5-0

176

+1

25

Texas

4-2

108

-4

Others receiving votes:

Auburn 106, Clemson 63, Baylor 62, UTSA 22, Mississippi State 7, Kansas State 3, Air Force 2, Appalachian State 2, Pittsburgh 1

As you can see, based on the AP Poll, the Crimson Tide still control their own destiny. Winning-out and beating UGA would all but guarantee a spot in the CFP for Alabama.

Of course, the poll that matters doesn’t come out until Tuesday, Nov. 2. All the Crimson Tide has to do is play sound football and improve issues with consistency. But most importantly, they have to win.

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