This week the Tide will be taking on fifth-ranked LSU at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.
Shula said when he became head coach at Alabama, "Probably the last thing on my mind was whether I would vote in the coaches' poll. I'm not sure I want to do that. If I did, I'd want to talk to some other coaches to see what method they use. But don't they make the votes public? So I'd just have something else to be criticized about?"
He also said, "I know how I'd vote. I'm a little biased. If you win in this conference you deserve some consideration."