TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It is secure to say that Nick Saban is not trying ahead to the primary launch of the Faculty Soccer Playoff Rankings this week.
Alabama is No. 1 in each the AP and Coaches polls and is a robust candidate to be within the high spot when the Faculty Soccer Playoff Committee’s rankings come out on Tuesday night time.
“I may care much less in regards to the ballot,” Saban stated. “What significance does a ballot have proper now? All we’re speaking about proper right here is the problem of our season, and the place are we going to be within the ballot if we do not play effectively within the subsequent 4 video games? So I am centered on the following 4 video games. I may care much less in regards to the ballot. You will not see me waste any time watching TV or who’s 1 and who’s 2. It does not actually matter. What actually issues is the way you play the remainder of the season.”
Alabama, which is undefeated, will face No. 19 LSU at residence on Saturday.
“If our gamers badume something of (the ballot), then that could possibly be a difficulty,” Saban stated. “These are the issues we attempt to categorize as poison that you just actually don’t need your gamers to be centered on.”
He grinned and added, “However I admire you asking so I may get that off my chest.”
Saban, who has seen his group go wire-to-wire because the No. 1 group within the nation this season, made headlines earlier this month when he likened the optimistic protection of Alabama to that of “rat poison.”
Georgia coach Kirby Sensible, whose group can be undefeated and would possibly even problem Alabama for the highest spot within the preliminary rankings, piggy-backed off these feedback made by his former boss on Monday when he was requested in regards to the playoff rankings.
“You discuss rat poison quite a bit and issues like that,” Sensible instructed reporters in Athens. “We do not actually have to deal with in the event you confront it from the beginnings. … It has zero final result on efficiency on Saturday.”
Georgia has the week off after Saturday’s 42-7 win over Florida.