With all due respect, as much as I love the Alabama Football Program, I must disagree. In my opinion, this Alabama team, is simply not as gifted or skilled in key positions as are very very few teams in the country this year are. They also are not as deep in lineman, as they were the past couple of years. They will get better, and in my opinion in time, will perhaps improve to the standards of Alabama teams before them. However, they are not there yet, particularly on defense. It just took longer into their schedule to find this out. But everyone is entitled to their own power ratings, and mine now are probably where they should be.
***Giving up a touchdown or even 2 in one quarter can happen to any team, even the greatest ones. But 20 points in 1 quarter, is simply unacceptable. The great ones find a way to "come back" and win after such starts, and Alabama almost did. "ALMOST" was not good enough yesterday, and places them in a small group of very good teams, but not one who should now still be favored over those as good, or probably better than they are this year, which are few and far between.