Paul Finebaum unimpressed with Alabama: They don't have a good win on their schedule
There’s a reason Alabama fell to No. 2 in the AP Top 25 poll this week, even though it improved to 8-0 with a win over Arkansas on Saturday.
Voters are not impressed with the Crimson Tide’s schedule so far.
None of the eight teams that Alabama has beaten are currently ranked, and the only one that was ranked at the time it played the Tide was Texas A&M, which was No. 24 when it hosted Alabama on Oct. 12. The Crimson Tide haven’t gotten to the tough part of their SEC schedule, and their non-conference games have been against Duke, New Mexico State and Southern Mississippi.
One member of the media who isn’t impressed is SEC Network host Paul Finebaum, who gave his thoughts during an appearance on ESPN’s “First Take” with Stephen A. Smith on Wednesday.
“Alabama doesn’t have a good win, Stephen A.,” Finebaum said on the show. “Their best win of the year was getting you as a speaker back in August.”
Finebaum said he thinks Alabama will be No. 3 in the first College Football Playoff rankings, which will be released on Tuesday after this weekend’s games. He believes LSU will be No. 1, like it is in the AP poll, and Ohio State will be No. 2.
However, Finebaum ranks those teams differently.
“I think Ohio State is the most complete team in the country, I think LSU is next,” Finebaum stated.
But one thing Finebaum acknowledged is that Alabama’s next game will decide a lot. The No. 2 Crimson Tide are hosting No. 1 LSU on Nov. 9 in a game that will likely help shape the College Football Playoff field and could decide which team goes on to win the SEC championship.
Alabama has a bye this week before returning for that huge matchup next weekend.