Those 6-0 weeks seem so far away now... Last week got off to a rough start with three straight losses, but at least I rebounded to get the last three games right. Let's try to do a little better this week...
LAST WEEK: 3-3
TENNESSEE (4-3, 1-2) AT #1 ALABAMA (7-0, 4-0) (3:30 PM EST, CBS)
Tennessee finally got that elusive win over a ranked opponent last week, knocking off South Carolina (and all but handing the SEC East to Missouri). Their reward? A trip to Tuscaloosa to take on a Bama team that's outscored its opponents 201 to 16 (!) since that wild win over Texas A&M in the early part of the season. I think maybe the Bama defense has figured out a thing or two; 16 points over five games is pretty absurd. The Vols are riding high after that big win, they're improving, and this is a rivalry game that's seen some surprising results... but I just can't see an upset here. Roll Tide.
THE PICK: ALABAMA 31, TENNESSEE 10