Week 6 College Football: Alabama and 3 Ranked Teams That Will Win with Ease

Joseph HealyCorrespondent IOctober 8, 2011

GAINESVILLE, FL -  OCTOBER 1:  Running back Eddie Lacy #42 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates a touchdown run against Florida Gators October 1, 2011 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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At this stage of the college football season, upsets will be a regular occurrence. Teams are now into their conference slates, where they face testing on a more regular basis.

That's not to say that there won't be easy wins for the top teams in the nation, though. There will also be those. In week 6 of the college football season, the following are three ranked teams that will have no trouble getting another win.


No. 2 Alabama (vs. Vanderbilt)

The Alabama Crimson Tide has earned their No. 2 ranking this season. Their defense has been top-notch and their offense gets a little bit better with each passing game. Most recently, they got a huge win over the Florida Gators on the road in The Swamp.

Vanderbilt, their week 6 opponent, has gotten off to a good start in their own right, but they simply don't have the athletes to compete with Alabama.

The most notable advantage for the Tide will be their physical, talented defense against the Vanderbilt offense. Vandy runs the ball well, but that plays right into Alabama's hand.


No. 6 Oklahoma State (vs. Kansas)

The Cowboys have been steadily changing the minds of doubters all season. There are still those that doubt that Oklahoma State is a real player on the national stage, but that group is getting smaller all the time.

The OSU offense, led by Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon, will have a field day against Kansas. The Jayhawks gave up more than 700 yards to Georgia Tech earlier this season. I shudder to think what the Cowboys will do to that defense.

If you aren't on board with the Oklahoma State Cowboys, you need to jump on. They are the real deal.


No. 8 Clemson (vs. Boston College)

These teams are heading in two completely different directions. They started out with similar expectations for the season, but both sets of expectations have been adjusted.

After putting a really impressive stretch together here in the middle part of their schedule, Clemson is thinking about winning an ACC championship. Boston College is hoping to win enough games to keep them out of the conference cellar.

I'm not completely sold on Clemson being a top ten team, but they are playing too well to slip up against a team like Boston College.