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Alabama Crimson Tide No. 1 in both polls after blowing out The Citadel

A slow start Saturday wasn’t enough to trip up Alabama, nor did it knock the Crimson Tide from its spot atop both major polls released Sunday. Following Alabama’s 50-17 victory over The Citadel, the rest of the continues to look up to the Crimson Tide as it was once again the No. 1 team in both the Associated Press Top 25 and The Coaches Poll.

For a fifth straight week, Alabama was the unanimous No. 1 in the AP Top 25, earning all 61 first-place votes. There was again no change in the top five as Clemson remained at No. 2 followed by No. 3 Notre Dame, No. 4 Michigan and No. 5 Georgia. The Coaches Poll featured the same top five with Alabama earning 63 of 64 first-place votes. Clemson earned the remaining first-place vote.

Six SEC teams were represented in the AP Top 25 including Alabama, Georgia, No. 8 LSU, No. 13 Florida, No. 17 Kentucky and No. 22 Mississippi State. The same six teams were represented in the Coaches Poll with Alabama, Georgia, No. 8 LSU, No. 13 Florida, No. 18 Kentucky and No. 20 Mississippi State.

The fourth College Football Playoff rankings will be released Tuesday at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN. Alabama (11-0, 7-0 in the SEC) will host Auburn (7-4, 3-4) on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The game will be televised on CBS.

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