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Five teams from the SEC were included in ESPN's updated College Football Power Rankings after Week 1. Alabama and Georgia were at the top of the list at No. 1 & 2.

1. Alabama Crimson Tide (1-0)
This just in, Alabama is really good and it doesn't seem to matter which members of last year's team the Crimson Tide lost, be it on the roster or in the coaching booth. While the postgame focus was understandably on the record-setting debut of quarterback Bryce Young, coach Nick Saban was quick to remind that his defense held Miami QB D'Eriq King to 178 yards and one TD pass and had a pair of INTs. They won't need any of the above to beat Mercer next weekend, thus the eyes of Alabama are already on the team's Sept. 18 trip to the Swamp to face Florida, another team that's having to reload a monster 2020 offense. -- Ryan McGee

2. Georgia Bulldogs (1-0)
The Bulldogs still have a long way to go on offense, but their defense against Clemson looked a lot like the unit that led them to an appearance in the CFP national championship in coach Kirby Smart's second season in 2017. Rotating myriad former five-star defensive linemen and linebackers, the Bulldogs were relentless in pressuring Tigers quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei. Georgia sacked him seven times and rattled him from the start. Clemson had only 180 yards of offense, including 2 net yards rushing. Georgia will be the SEC East favorite going forward, but it will probably need more from its offense at some point. -- Mark Schlabach
Complete Power Rankings:

1. Alabama Crimson Tide (1-0)
2. Georgia Bulldogs (1-0)

3. Ohio State Buckeyes (1-0)
4. Oklahoma Sooners (1-0)
5. Texas A&M Aggies (1-0)
6. Cincinnati Bearcats (1-0)
7. Clemson Tigers (0-1)
8. Oregon Ducks (1-0)
9. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (0-0)
10. Florida Gators (1-0)
11. Iowa State Cyclones (1-0)
12. USC Trojans (1-0)
13. Penn State Nittany Lions (1-0)
14. Iowa Hawkeyes (1-0)
15. UCLA Bruins (2-0)
16. Texas Longhorns (1-0)
17. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (1-0)
18. Ole Miss (0-0)
19. LSU Tigers (0-1)
20. Wisconsin Badgers (0-1)
21. North Carolina Tar Heels (0-1)
22. Arizona State Sun Devils (1-0)
23. Utah Utes (1-0)
24. Virginia Tech Hokies (1-0)
25. Miami Hurricanes (0-1)
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