Alabama reappears in top 25. Alabama is in the top 25 for the first time in the Nick Saban era... Auburn, as part of the universe’s deal to ensure the state of Alabama enjoys not too much pleasure, has plummeted from the rankings following losses to USF and Mississippi State. Try making two friends from Alabama sometime. At random, give one a hundred dollar bill; the other will lose their IPod Shuffle, their wallet, or something of equivalent value. It’s a law of reality you should not fight.