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11-0, 1st in SEC - West
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The playoff stakes for 10 biggest rivalry week games

If there was minimal change in the CFP top 25 this week, anticipate seismic shifts during rivalry week. Here are the 10 games with the most playoff impact, beginning with the Iron Bowl.

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Outlook for Alabama

FPI gives the top-ranked Crimson Tide nearly 2-3 odds to maintain their position following Saturday's Iron Bowl matchup with Auburn. But winning the SEC might not come as easy for Alabama.

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A look at the playoff field

The latest CFP rankings were released Tuesday with the Crimson Tide holding firm at No. 1. But how is the rest of the Top 10 looking?

SEC vs. ACC: Which conference comes out on top? (1:36)
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Alabama hoping to keep streak alive

The Crimson Tide will be looking to win their 25th consecutive game versus an SEC opponent when they invade Auburn on Saturday. A victory this weekend would tie Alabama with the Florida Gators of the mid-90s.

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Saban prepping for nemesis

Alabama head coach Nick Saban has never defeated Auburn during seasons in which the Tigers won nine games, dating all the way back to his LSU days. The Crimson Tide visit Jordan-Hare Stadium this Saturday.

No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 6 Auburn: What to watch for (3:32)
Iron Bowl 'one of the greatest rivalries in CFB' (0:59)
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Miami moves up to No. 2 in latest CFP rankings

Despite rolling to a victory, Clemson fell to No. 3 in this week's CFP rankings, switching spots with No. 2 Miami. Oklahoma remains at No. 4, while top-ranked Alabama readies for the Iron Bowl against No. 6 Auburn.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Not sure the picture does it justice but there are lots of RVs and trailers already set up around Auburn in advance of Saturday's showdown with arch rival and No. 1-ranked Alabama. I'm not sure they ever left since beating Georgia two weeks ago. L

SEC West crown on the line in Iron Bowl (2:42)
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Alabama has time and the No. 1 spot on its side

The latest rankings keep the Tide in prime position for the playoff, even if they were to lose to No. 6 Auburn in the Iron Bowl. Miami improves to No. 2, but the options are dwindling for two-loss teams such as Ohio State, USC and TCU.

Can Tigers pull the upset or will Tide keep rolling? (0:46)

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn won't get into whether Alabama is a make-or-break game in terms of defining a successful season. "I'm not going there," he said. "Right now, we're playing for the SEC West. I'm not going hypothetical. This is as big of a game as we've had around here since 2013."

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Gus Malzahn: "Calvin Ridley, I'm very impressed with. He's one of the best receivers in all of football." Alabama's junior WR is coming off back-to-back 100-yard receiving games.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

A couple of times now Gus Malzahn has said that this looks more like Jeremy Pruitt's defense at Alabama compared to last year. "He's a lot more aggressive this year, they blitz more," Malzahn said.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Gus Malzahn has a lot of respect for Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick. "I think he's one of the best, or most talented players in all of football," Malzahn said. "He's got an ability to do about everything you'd want." Fitzpatrick is a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Award for defensive player of the year.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, Auburn RB Kamryn Pettway will not be available to play against Alabama, Gus Malzahn says. The veteran fractured his shoulder blade last month.

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Gus Malzahn said it feels as if Auburn has been in a playoff ever since the LSU loss a month ago. "With that comes a lot of pressure," he said. "But it's healthy pressure. ... After that LSU game we stood in this room and said we had to win five in a row."

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Gus Malzahn said that 4-5 weeks ago "no one thought we'd be in this position." On Saturday, Auburn will play Alabama for a spot in the SEC Championship Game.

High stakes in college football's rivalry week (1:02)
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Dream and disaster playoff scenarios for each Power 5 league

The CFP committee should have an easy task Tuesday (7 p.m. ET on ESPN and the ESPN App), but what if Alabama doesn't play for the SEC title? Or a three-loss Ohio State wins the Big Ten? Some scenarios are great for each league. Others could be disastrous.

Team Stats

Passing Yards208.982nd
Rushing Yards270.39th
Points For41.47th
Points Against10.21st