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Alabama, Auburn boast top-ranked units in EA Sports CFB 25

The week of June 23-29 is ‘Rankings Week’ for EA Sports College Football 25, one of the most anticipated sports video games in history. According to the developers, Rankings Week is a showcase of some of the game’s highlights, “from the Toughest Places to Play, to the Top Offenses and Defenses, to our final Team Power Rankings before the worldwide launch on July 19.”

The game released its ranking of home-field advantages on Tuesday and named Alabama’s Bryant-Denny the second-toughest place to play in America.

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On Thursday morning, EA Sports revealed the game’s highest-rated offensive and defensive units.

Georgia and Oregon paced the rankings on the offensive side of the ball, with Alabama and Texas tying for third place. Fellow SEC teams LSU and Missouri rounded out the top ten, with Ole Miss, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma placing in the top 25.

The Tide offense, led by Heisman candidate Jalen Milroe, is stocked with talent despite losing receiver Isaiah Bond and tight end Amari Niblack. Returners WR Kendrick Law, RB Jam Miller, RB Justice Haynes, and OT Kadyn Proctor are expected to be some of the premier offensive players in the SEC.

On defense, Ohio State was far-and-away the highest rated unit, with Georgia in second and Alabama again tying for third place. Texas ranked inside the top ten, while Oklahoma, Auburn, Texas A&M, LSU, and Florida placed inside the top 25.

The Crimson Tide’s defense suffered several major shakeups this offseason, including the loss of star safety Caleb Downs, but the EA team still sees them as one of the country’s premier units. Interior linebackers Deontae Lawson and Jihaad Campbell will team up with DBs Malachi Moore and Domani Jackson to form one of the best defensive backfields in the nation.

The Auburn defense, although slightly lower rated, boasts plenty of starpower and experience in the form of LB Eugene Asante, LB Austin Keys, DE Keldric Faulk, and incoming noseguard Trill Carter.

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