Alabama New Number 1 in AP Poll
The Alabama Crimson Tide are back atop the AP Poll after Saturday's dramatic win in Fayetteville against the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Alabama edged out second place Georgia in this week's rankings by only two points to regain first place status for the first time since the second week of the season.
The reigning SEC champions lost their starting quarterback and reigning Heisman winner Bryce Young to a shoulder injury early in the second quarter that sidelined him for the rest of the game.
Alabama went up 28- 0 to start the game but the Razorbacks would answer back with 23 unanswered points to cut the deficit to 28-23 going into the fourth quarter.
A long run by redshirt freshman quarterback Jalen Milroe put Alabama inside the five and Jase McClellan punched it from three yards out to extend the lead.
The Crimson Tide struck again as Georgia Tech transfer Jahmyr Gibbs picked up a pair of long touchdowns, one from 72 yards out and 76 yards out to put the game on ice for Alabama.
Georgia earned a struggle win against the Missouri Tigers 26-22. The Bulldogs trailed for the majority of the game, being down as much as 13 points late in the second half. Senior quarterback Stetson Bennett led a game winning drive and running back Daijuan Edwards finished it off giving the reigning national champions a 26-22 lead.
Missouri went three and out on their next possession and Georgia ran out the clock to pick up a hard fought win on the road, dropping the Dogs to second in the rankings.