Alabama Football: Week Two College Football Power Rankings

[Staff Photo/Gary Cosby Jr.]Alabama Vs Mercer
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814. . 2-0. Previous: 2nd. Bulldogs . 2. team

Georgia took the field against UAB without their starting QB, JT Daniels. Nobody thought it would matter much, but Stetson Bennett looked absolutely unstoppable. Listen to this stat, because I thought I was crazy when I read it the first time. Bennett started the game 5-5 for nearly 250 yards and four TDs.  You read that correctly. Four TDs in only five pass attempts. Just wild numbers. It will be a few weeks before Georgia gets another real test when Arkansas comes to town. Then the Dawgs have to travel to Auburn to face the Tigers the following week. This team is very good and could very well end up winning the SEC if Alabama football doesn’t shape up.

Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports
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. 2-0. Previous: 1st. Crimson Tide . 1. team. 829

I very nearly considered dropping Alabama football to number two after what I saw against Mercer. Not only did the Tide offense look disinterested in playing the game early on, but more injuries are piling up. Will Anderson took a shot to the knee late in the game and is questionable for next week’s game against Florida. The Alabama football defense is looking beat up just two weeks into the season and we haven’t even started the SEC slate. The offensive line looked poor at times and average for most of the game against a severely overpowered opponent. This is not a good sign for what to expect when Bryce Young drops back against good defenses like Texas A&M, Auburn, and Georgia. Hopefully this was a wake up call for the Tide and not a sign of bigger issues to come. At the end of the day Bama dominated and still looks like the most talented team in the country.

Alabama football still on top. Best of the rest. Who dropped out?

Others receiving consideration – Coastal Carolina, Central Florida, Boston College, Pittsburgh, Iowa State, Miami, Memphis, Texas, North Carolina

Dropped out – Miami, USC, Utah, Texas

dark. Next. Tide Report Card vs. Mercer

That was just an awful game to watch as a fan. I think this is more of a sign that these types of games need to go away more than it was indicative of a big problem with Alabama football. Players want to go out and prove they are the best. There is no opportunity to prove anything in these types of games, and thus no reason for players to want to play. Coach Saban will get things back on track for the Florida game next week.