The Alabama Crimson Tide’s streak of consecutive weeks in the top 10 of the AP Poll has come to an end.
While the Tide pulled out a victory against the USF Bulls on Saturday in Tampa, voters were unimpressed with the Tide’s showing in the 17-3 win and Alabama fell from No. 10 to No. 13
Alabama's streak of 128 straight weeks in the top-10 is over. It was the second longest streak ever. The last time Alabama was out of the top 10 was September 2015. The Tide went on to the win the national title. https://t.co/d9BojLSOYM
— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) September 17, 2023
The AP’s Ralph Russo notes that Alabama spent 128 straight weeks in the top 10, which was the second-longest streak ever. The last time the Tide were ranked outside the top 10 was all the way back in September 2015, when they were also ranked No. 13. If the Tide were to fall lower, it would be their lowest ranking since 2010.
Despite their 2-1 record, Alabama has had an uncharacteristically poor start to the season on offense, as Nick Saban has already made a quarterback change with Jalen Milroe already having been replaced by both Ty Simpson and Tyler Buchner.
Saban has also been the subject of retirement rumors already this season, which he called “kind of laughable” earlier this week on The Pat McAfee Show.
Alabama’s time outside the top 10 could be short if they are able to pick up a win over No. 15 Ole Miss in Tuscaloosa next weekend. On the flip side, if Alabama loses, their slide will continue to that previously mentioned 2010 mark.
Social media had plenty to say about the Tide’s slide.
The end is near…
The college football of our youth will soon return. https://t.co/jW2gHq22IM
— Nick Dias (@TheNickDias) September 17, 2023
Still haven’t ruled out Saban from winning it this year… also haven’t ruled out him retiring after this season https://t.co/RmvRo62pa5
— P3 Lazy River (@BRBChargingOn) September 17, 2023
If they start anybody other than Milroe, they will be out of the top 25 the following week.
— K (@winning4ever8) September 17, 2023
Alabama is no longer in the Top 10. Not surprised after yesterday.
— Cruz Oxenreider (@TheRealCruzOx) September 17, 2023