One thought came to mind immediately when Alabama debuted at No. 2 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings: Pray for LSU, the Tigers are going to need all the help they can get Saturday night against the Crimson Tide.

If you missed the release of the College Football Playoff poll, Georgia debuted as the No. 1 team in the rankings. Alabama debuted right behind the Dawgs. With LSU scheduled to make the trip to Tuscaloosa this weekend, the Crimson Tide now have extra motivation to prove the committee made a mistake.

While Nick Saban claims he is unaware of the rankings, there’s no doubt his players are watching. Check out what Tide linebacker Mack Wilson tweeted out immediately after the rankings were released:

(Note, this is a screenshot as Wilson deleted the tweet)

As Saban famously said this season, all the acclaim his team gets is nothing but rat poison in his eyes. Well, as if the Tide needed it, they now have a little extra motivation to prove any doubters wrong.