With an opening victory, Alabama football leads the way in the SEC Power Rankings.
The Alabama football win over Missouri is foremost in the minds of Crimson Tide fans. That does not mean stories of the 13 other SEC teams lack interest. In many ways, the opening SEC weekend of the 2020 season will go down as one of the league’s wildest ever.
In the immediate hours following the Crimson Tide win in Columbia, MO, some Alabama football fans were not satisfied. Anytime a Nick Saban, Alabama football team fails to look like the best team in the nation, there are immediate concerns. The Crimson Tide could have played better in the opener, but it did many things quite well and showed itself as the SEC’s best team.
Across the SEC on Sunday, there are jubilant fans based on their team’s opening game performance. But the norm is concerned fanbases, unsure about their team’s 2020 future. In the Cajun Nation, the word concerned is too mild, there is near hysteria, especially about a porous defense that surrendered an SEC passing record. Despite wins, the Aggies and the eastern Bulldogs are agitated. Wildcats fans are crestfallen. The only truly exuberant fanbase in the SEC is centered in Starkville, MS.
Note: Adding to this season’s oddities, the Week Four in the post title is the same as SEC Week One.
Every Sunday, members of the Bama Hammer staff will offer our take on the SEC, top-to-bottom. All 14 teams are ranked together with no divisional separations in compiling the scores. A No. 1 rating gives a team 14 points, down to a No. 14 team gaining a single point. This week five of us took part, giving any team a maximum number of 70 points.