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Well find out a lot more about where things stand in the race for the College Football Playoff when the official rankings come out next week. Discount New Balance Shoes . Leading up to the big reveal, our college football experts narrowed the field to the 10 teams with the best shot at the national title.Heres a look at Alabamas title chances; to vote for who you think will win it all, go to our poll page or scroll to the bottom of this feature:The case for AlabamaAlabama ranks No. 1 in FPI, strength of record and game control metrics.An average Top 25 team would have had a 2 percent chance of getting Alabamas 8-0 record.The Crimson Tide have won seven of their eight games by at least 19 points, outscoring their opponents 100-23 in the third quarter.Alabamas defense has +21 EPA per game (expected points added), meaning the defense is adding about 21 points to the final score margin. That is the highest defensive EPA for any team this far into the season in the past decade.-- ESPN Stats & InfoThe case against AlabamaOne way that opponents have had moderate success against Alabama is on deep balls this season. The Tide have allowed 11 receptions on throws that traveled at least 25 yards downfield, tied for the fifth-most in the Power 5. And Alabama just lost starting safety Eddie Jackson for the season.-- ESPN Stats & InfoTalking pointsVegas odds: Alabama leads the pack with 8-5 odds to win the national title, according to Westgate SuperBook.What FPI says: According to ESPNs Football Power Index, the Crimson Tide have a 41.1 percent chance of winning out through the regular season and conference title game, the sixth-highest percentage in the nation, and a 67.7 percent chance of winning the SEC. Their remaining schedule -- which includes a road game against No. 19 LSU and a home game versus No. 15 Auburn in the annual Iron Bowl -- ranks as the 28th-most difficult.ESPN Senior Writer Mark Schlabach: I cant picture the Crimson Tide losing, at least not during the regular season. ... Alabamas defense and special teams mask its offenses mistakes. Whenever QB Jalen Hurts looks like a freshman who is only months removed from high school, the Crimson Tide do something on defense or special teams to make up for it.Alabama had five sacks and 11 tackles for loss against Texas A&M. Opponents cant run between the tackles against college footballs most formidable front, and there arent many who can throw over the top of the Crimson Tide defense, either.But Alabama might not roll over resurgent LSU and Auburn like we once thought it would. No. 25 LSU improved to 3-0 under interim coach Ed Orgeron with a 38-21 win over Ole Miss, and No. 21 Auburn crushed No. 17 Arkansas 56-3 for its fifth straight victory by running for 543 yards, a school record in SEC games.ESPN analytics writer Sharon Katz: There are six teams -- Michigan, Louisville, Ohio State, Clemson, Washington and Auburn -- that FPI would currently give at least a 25 percent chance to beat Alabama in a potential national championship game. Michigan is the most likely to take down the defending champs (47 percent likely), followed by Louisville (42 percent) and Ohio State (34 percent).Now that youre stuffed with numbers and analysis, are you convinced the Tide are going all the way? Cast your vote below. Cheap New Balance Running Shoes . -- Edmontons Val Sweeting is two wins away from a trip to Winnipeg to play in Canadas Road of the Rings in December. New Balance Shoes Store .ca! Hi Kerry, Its another day and here we are looking at another dubious hit to the head. In this case Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky elbowed Saku Koivu in the head about a second after he dished off the puck to a teammate, knocking him unconscious. http://www.cheapnewbalance.com/ . Spiller left Week 3s 27-20 loss to the New York Jets with a thigh injury, but fully practiced with the team all week and expects to be ready to go on Sunday.Ferraris Sebastian Vettel set the pace in final practice for the Monaco GP just ahead of Lewis Hamilton. After struggling on Thursday, Vettel topped the timesheets on Saturday morning with a lap of 1:14.650.In an action-packed session, the top four were covered by 0.157 seconds with Nico Rosberg third and Daniel Ricciardos Red Bull fourth. We have got a tight battle right at the front. There is not a lot in it between Mercedes, Red Bull and Ferrari, approved Sky F1s Damon Hill.Hamilton was on course for the fastest time of the session after going quickest in the opening two sectors before encountering traffic at the penultimate corner.Spanish GP victor Max Verstappen was a relatively distant fifth after locking his rear tyres and hitting the barriers as he entered Casino Square. Red Bulls Max Verstappen locks up in P3 in Monaco and clips the wall at Massinet but escapes unscatthed. New Balance Running Shoes Free Shipping. With McLaren, for whom Fernando Alonso was 12th and Jenson Button 13th, remaining on the periphery, Toro Rosso are emerging as the weekends surprise package. Once again, both of the teams cars reached the top ten with Daniil Kvyat a place ahead of Carlos Sainz in sixth.But Renaults struggles continued. After Jolyon Palmer crashed for the second time this weekend - wrecking a flying lap from Hamilton - through the Swimming Pool complex, his team-mate Kevin Magnussen then also hit the barriers. Qualifying takes place at 1pm UK Time. Practice Three timesheet1. Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 1:14.6502. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 1:14.6683. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, 1:14.7724. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, 1:14.8075. Max Verstappen, Red Bull, 1:15.0816. Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, 1:15.2597. Carlos Sainz, Toro Rosso, 1:15.3248. Sergio Perez, Force India, 1:15.3689. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 1:15.55510. Nico Hulkenberg, Force India, 1:15.66611. Felipe Massa, Williams, 1:16.06812. Fernando Alonso, McLaren, 1:16.25713. Jenson Button, McLaren, 1:16.29814. Valtteri Bottas, Williams, 1:16.34715. Esteban Gutierrez, Haas, 1:16.40716. Kevin Magnussen, Renault, 1:16.41217. Romain Grosjean, Haas, 1:16.52718. Felipe Nasr, Sauber, 1:16.86719. Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, 1:17.03720. Jolyon Palmer, Renault, 1:17.48221. Pascal Wehrlein, Manor, 1:17.59522. Rio Haryanto, Manor, 1:18.180Watch the Monaco GP live on Sky Sports F1. The race starts at 1pm on Sunday, with build-up underway at 11.30am. Or watch the race without a contract for £6.99 on NOW TV.  Also See: When is the Monaco GP on Sky? Rank your favourite Monaco GPs! F1 stars put on a show Get a NOW TV weekend pass Cheap MLB Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping cheap nfl jerseys Cheap Jerseys USA China Jerseys Cheap NFL Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys For Sale Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys ' ' '