With Alabama going down at home to Texas A&M, the top six teams in our power rankings really could go any way at this point. Can you put the Aggies No. 1, even though they lost at home to Florida and LSU? Is Georgia the new No. 1, even with its best win being against a Florida team that keeps regressing on offense with each week that goes by? This was the toughest week for the power rankings, but it was just too hard for us to move Alabama from the top spot right now:
Yesterday evening Auburn’s Gene Chizik and Tennessee’s Derek Dooley lost their jobs.At least if you believe everything you see on Twitter. In reality, of course, neither man was officially jettisoned from his school on Sunday.But that didn’t make Sunday evening any easier for a site that tries to cover 14 schools and 28 football and basketball teams. We had to chase the rumors with calls and texts. All to arrive right back where we’d begun.My cell phone started ringing shortly after 5:00pm ET with word that Vol officials had just informed Dooley that he would not be back in 2013. I called around until I had two Tennessee sources who said they had heard that UT’s embattled coach got the news about 5 o’clock or 10 after.
Conference. Somebody forgot to tell them you win the SEC with defense. Their offense, imported from Conference USA, was more than Alabama's stout defense could handle Saturday, and the Crimson Tide's 29-24 loss shook up the race for the BCS Championship Game.
Former St. Paul's andAlabama football standoutMark Barron participated in a question-and-answersession with Stephen F. Holder of the Tampa Bay Times that ran as part of the Times' pregame coverage of the Buccaneers' NFL contest with the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. Barron made six tackles as Tampa Bay's starting strong safety in the Bucs' 34-24 victory on Sunday.