After a too-close-for-comfort 17-3 win over South Florida, the Crimson Tide dropped three spots to No. 13 in the AP Poll—the lowest ranking for Alabama in eight years.

Alabama received 796 points, nine less than the twelfth-ranked LSU Tigers. Alabama also received no first-place votes. Despite a close win over South Carolina, Georgia stays at No. 1 with 1566 points.

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Latest AP Poll Rankings (Top 15 Below)

1) Georgia (1566 points)

2) Michigan (1481points)

3) Texas (1380 points)

4) Florida State (1378 points)

5) USC (1296 points)

6) Ohio State (1291 points)

7) Penn State (1217 points)

8) Washington (1194 points)

9) Notre Dame (1066 points)

10) Oregon (942 points)

11) Utah (921 points)

12) LSU (805 points)

13) Alabama (796 points)

14) Oregon State (715 points)

15) Ole Miss (657 points)

The last time Alabama was ranked outside the Top 10 was September 2015, after the Tide dropped one at Ole Miss 43-37. Alabama would go on to win the national title that year.

While Alabama's season is not over yet, something has to change to get back into the national title conversation.

For more Alabama Football content from Simon Besnoy, follow him on X/Twitter at @Simonbez1 and stay tuned to Tide1009.com for daily news.

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