The Crimson Tide is back in the hunt for the BCS Championship after top ranked Kansas State and second ranked Oregon were both upset on Saturday night.
Alabama, which spent most of the season as the nation’s number one team,
fell to fourth in the rankings after losing to Texas A&M.
Alabama must face rival Auburn in Tuscaloosa on Saturday. A Bama win would pit the Tide against SEC East champion Georgia with a likely berth in the 2012 BCS Championship Game at stake
Notre Dame remains the highest ranked undefeated team remaining, but must face Southern Cal.