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5 GP, 191.6 ypg (2nd), 7.0 ppg (1st)
Not surprisingly, the BCS National Championship favorite and No. 1 team in the nation also sports the best defense we can find anywhere in the country.
The Alabama Crimson Tide have established themselves as the team to beat and odds-on favorite to win it all this season, with a lethal defense and potent offensive attack.
Alabama started to season by shutting down one of the most dynamic players in the country in Michigan's Denard Robinson.
That performance was followed in Week 3 by shutting out the Arkansas Razorbacks in Fayetteville for the first time in nearly a half century.
Through five weeks, Alabama is just one of two teams in the entire FBS that has limited its opponents to fewer than 200 yards per game.
But there's one thing that keeps us from feeling totally comfortable with giving the Tide an A+ for defense: Week 5.
This past weekend, Alabama looked almost disinterested in playing Ole Miss. Far from the dominant team of a few weeks ago, Alabama just seemed to sleepwalk through its contest in Tuscaloosa. Even though the outcome was never really in doubt, we expected a lot more from the Tide and certainly didn't expect Mississippi to put 14 points on the board.
Maybe that will be a wake-up call for Alabama as it heads into its bye week before an October 13 trip to Missouri.
Still, even if nothing changes, the Crimson Tide have the ability on defense to hold any team in check.