Alabama was put in the number one position in the Legends Top 8 Poll by former Auburn Coach Pat Dye and former Texas A&M Coach R.C. Slocum. Three coaches who have consistently ranked Alabama down the list – former BYU Coach Lavell Edwards, USC’s John Robinson, and Virginia’s George Welch – all had the Crimson Tide ranked fifth.
Alabama is also third in polls conducted by the Associated Press, the Coaches Poll by USA Today, and the Scout Top 30.
Coaches voting Alabama second were Terry Donahue (UCLA), Vince Dooley (Georgia), Bill Mallory (Colorado), and Gene Stallings (Alabqama). Third place votes for the Tide came from Bobby Bowden (FSU), Frank Broyles (Arkansas), Fisher DeBerry (Air Force), and Don Nehlen (West Virginia).
Alabama is idle this week. The Tide next plays at LSU at 7 p.m. CST Saturday, Nov. 8.