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College football power rankings — Tide have little left to prove

The Alabama Crimson Tide proved once again that it is the best team in the country with a dominant win over Auburn.

A rescheduled game against LSU is up next. The trip to Baton Rouge presents the Tide with another opportunity to build its case that it is in the midst of putting together the greatest season in college football history.

Meanwhile, the Auburn Tigers look to rebound against Texas A&M at Jordan-Hare, a game for which the Aggies may very well end up on upset alert.

Here are our experts’ ballots.

Paul Shashy’s ballot:

1. Alabama
2. Notre Dame
3. Ohio State
4. Clemson
5. Florida
6. Cincinnati
7. Texas A&M
8. BYU

The lowdown: The world has finally returned to normal now that the Iron Bowl trophy rests in Title Town. Yesterday, Mac Jones flexed his Heisman muscle, throwing for five touchdowns while Gus Malzahn’s hot seat has never been hotter.

The Florida Gators took care of business against Kentucky, and Notre Dame made a strong case for staying at number two with their decisive win on the road at North Carolina. It will be awesome to see how the SEC plays out moving forward, especially between Texas A&M and a Florida team which the Aggies have already beaten.

Zack Shaw’s ballot:

1. Alabama
2. Notre Dame
3. Clemson
4. Ohio State
5. Florida
6. Texas A&M
7. BYU
8. Miami

The lowdown: Alabama made easy work of Auburn, Notre Dame looked impressive in a win against a quality opponent in North Carolina, Clemson is going to be very hard to beat if Trevor Lawrence is playing, and Ohio State is getting into the dangerous territory of not playing enough games this year. The Buckeyes are a talented team that is going to be under immense pressure to play the rest of the matchups on their schedule in order to be in consideration for the playoffs.

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