Projecting The Dec. 1 College Football Playoff Ranking

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2. ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE

RECORD: 11-1, 7-1 SEC

LAST WEEK: Won at Auburn

THIS WEEK: vs. Florida (10-2, 7-1 SEC), SEC Championship Game

Alabama sewed up the SEC West with its second-half dominance of Auburn, and running back Derrick Henry may well have sewn up the Heisman Trophy in the process.

Things are looking good in Tuscaloosa. All that stands between the Crimson Tide and another berth in the Playoff is Florida, which is coming off a humbling blowout loss to Florida State.

Considering Alabama is built much like Florida State — imposing defensively with an All-America caliber running back lessening the margin for error of middling quarterback play — the matchup doesn’t look good for the Gators.

Of the contenders for the remaining three spots, Alabama’s path looks the least hazardous.