Alabama has won seven straight meetings against LSU, most recently a 29-0 beatdown of the Tigers a year ago in Baton Rouge, their second shutout of LSU in the last three meetings and fourth straight 10-point victory. Alabama, meanwhile, has won handily throughout the season.
Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (4) catches a touchdown pass against Arkansas during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Betting expert Chase Kiddy breaks it down on the High Motor podcast (after Jay Bilas talks NCAA hypocrisy and one-and-dones). Obviously, the results during that stretch can make or break State, but so far, they are on the correct path of potentially making it to the National Championship.
College Football Playoff rankings are in: What do they mean for the Penn State Nittany Lions? Penn State (8-0) is No. 4 after beating Michigan State 28-7. Kansas State (6-2) and Oklahoma State (6-Three) are Nos. Those have been the two best conferences, and that is reflected with 11 of the top 25 teams hailing from one of those conferences. "You have Ohio State playing Penn State, LSU playing Alabama", ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit said.
Alabama (8-0) is in the right spot at No. 3. With the exception of a one-point win over North Carolina, Clemson's pretty much had it easy with its competition - mainly because the competition hasn't been that strong.
The debate has already begun regarding which teams deserve the top four spots.
N.C. State had been competitive with the Tigers before last year's 41-7 loss at Clemson. Georgia (7-1) 7. OR (8-1) 8.
While most of the public will be focused on matchups like No. 2 LSU vs. The Tigers rank No. 6 in scoring offense and scoring defense.
Clemson (9-0) can still play the defending national champion-on-a-24-game-win streak card. Alabama's secondary has been suspect at times and, if the Tide can't clean up those mistakes against the Tigers, Joe Burrow could take advantage of those holes in the secondary. We're just honored to be one of those teams that has a chance. Not surprising that Penn State was ahead of them because of those wins that Penn State had. It's what they do in recent years.
The Tigers haven't lost a game yet.
Clemson at SC. Hear from Dabo Swinney and Dave Doeren on how these teams are preparing for the game right here! But yes, if they win - they're in. Now, it has turned its attention to Week 11 of the college football schedule.