Alabama is suddenly in big trouble and the reason why shows that college football is quirkier than ever
Alabama's loss to Auburn hurt their shot to get into the College Football Playoff.
Alabama has been the most dominant team in college football for a decade and have lost just once this year, but if the College Football Playoff teams were chosen today, the Crimson Tide would not be one of the final four.
This puts teams like Alabama in a weird situation where they actually want their hated rival Auburn to win all their games that are not against the Crimson Tide.
If Alabama had beaten Auburn, they would have added an impressive win over a top-ten team.
In other words, Alabama's position would have been better if they were facing a lesser Auburn team that had lost to Georgia, as the Tide would have still controlled their own destiny.