Remaining No. 1 and 2 in the latest Associated Press Poll, both LSU and Alabama were idle on November 2.

Boasting the nation’s fourth-best scoring offense at 46.8 points per game, the Tigers are led by redshirt senior quarterback Joe Burrow. Ranking second among FBS signal-callers in both categories behind only Washington State’s Anthony Gordon, Burrow has thrown for 2,805 yards and tossed 30 touchdowns.

Right now, Burrow is probably the Heisman Trophy frontrunner and the best story in college football.

Not to be outdone, the Crimson Tide are No. 2 nationally at 48.6 points per game. While the team is hopeful to have junior quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (ankle) back for the contest, Alabama also deploys junior running back Najee Harris, one of the Southeastern Conference’s best tailbacks, and a host of future NFL wide receivers.

The lack of clarity surrounding Tagovailoa’s status leads to a murky picture, but ESPN’s Football Power Index released their updated odds for the game on Sunday.

According to the FPI formula, the Crimson Tide have a 71.9-percent chance to emerge victorious, at least partially due to the fact the game is taking place at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

A brief explanation of FPI:

The Football Power Index (FPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of a team’s performance moving forward. FPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Projected results are based on 10,000 simulations of the rest of the season using the FPI, results to date and the remaining schedule. Ratings and projections update daily.

With ESPN’s College GameDay on-campus, Saturday’s action will kick at 3:30PM ET as part of the SEC on CBS with Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson and Jamie Erdahl on the call.