Alabama Third In All Football Polls

Alabama moved up one spot in all three weekly football polls following the Crimson Tide's 24-7 win over Mississippi State Saturday while Stanford--previously number three--was beaten by Oregon.



The Southeastern Conference has five teams ranked in this week's Associated Press, USA Today, and Harris Interactive polls. All five teams are ranked in the top 15, the most of any conference. The Big Ten has five teams ranked in all three Top 25 polls. LSU is tops in all three, followed by Alabama third in all three and Arkansas sixth in all three. Georgia is 13th in the AP, 15th in USA Today and 14th in Harris. South Carolina is 14th in AP and USA Today and 15th in Harris.

Alabama leads the NCAA FBS in all major defensive statistical categories (total defense, scoring defense, rushing defense and pass defense). The last team to accomplish that feat was Oklahoma in 1986.

Arkansas, LSU and Alabama lead the SEC in fourth-quarter scoring margin this season. The Razorbacks have outscored opponents by 71 points (95-24) in the final quarter while the Tigers have outscored teams by 67 points (95-28), and Alabama by 65 points (83-18).

Four SEC teams have scored touchdowns on at least 30 per cent of its offensive drives this season – LSU (36.8 per cent), Arkansas (33.3 per cent), Georgia (32.6 per cent) and Alabama (31.7 per cent).

SEC defenses have held opponents this season to an average of 20.7 points and 328.5 yards per game. The totals are the lowest in the SEC since 2008 (20.5 points / 309.4 points). SEC pass defenses have limited opponents to 185.1 yards per game, which is the lowest since 1993 (183.8).

In 69 home games, the SEC has had a total of 5,178,071 fans attend its games, an average of 75,045 fans per game. SEC teams have had 34 sellouts. Alabama, Florida, LSU and Mississippi State have had cumulative 100 per cent or higher attendance this year.

BamaMag Top Stories