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Topics for Discussion: Is Alabama Still the Favorite? Is Texas A&M for Real?

Also: what did Auburn show you against Louisville? Is South Carolina improved? Which quarterbacks separated themselves?

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Is Alabama (still) your favorite? The Crimson Tide was half of the only ranked team vs. ranked team game, and it controlled the large majority of its 35-17 win over Wisconsin. The Badgers were a little shorthanded with Corey Clement limited and Michael Caputo knocked out early, but it didn't seem to matter much given the magnitude by which Bama won in the trenches. Did you see enough from this team to justify its top five ranking? Did the front seven live up to billing for you?

Is Texas A&M for real? The Tide beat a ranked team as a ranked team, but the Aggies beat the highest ranked opponent after taking down No. 15 Arizona State. John Chavis's defense harassed the Sun Devils into nine sacks, and true freshmen Christian Kirk and Kyler Murray were impressive in their own right. Kirk both led the team in receiving and took a punt return to the house. Was this the best win an SEC team had in Week 1? And do you see this as a sign for the future or more of a mirage like last year's big opening win?

What do you make of Auburn's win? The Tigers were a popular pick not just to win the West or SEC but also to make the College Football Playoff. Jeremy Johnson's 2015 debut looked nothing like his previous work with three picks, and following an offseason of wondering whether Roc Thomas or Jovon Robinson would be the primary running back, Peyton Barber ended up carrying the load after Thomas went out hurt. Oh yeah, and the new Will Muschamp defense was on display and forced Bobby Petrino to make a quarterback change. After nearly giving away the game against Louisville in the Georgia Dome, where do you stand on the Tigers? AU won but had some issues. How big are those issues for you?

How improved was South Carolina, if at all? Perhaps you've forgotten already since it was a while ago, but the Gamecocks were the other conference team to take down a Power 5 opponent. The defense showed progress in holding down the high energy UNC offense to just 13 points, but it needed some big plays to keep that score that low. On the other side of the ball, Connor Mitch was more efficient with his legs than with his arm after completing fewer than half of his passes. Are you buying a few shares of Carolina here, or are you going to wait and see?

Which quarterbacks are you going with? After hearing ad nauseam about quarterbacking battles during the offseason, we finally now have some data points. Jake Coker, Chad Kelly, Connor Mitch, and Greyson Lambert got the lion's share of the snaps for their teams, and Kentucky went with Patrick Towles all the way. Did they look like entrenched starters to you? Did you see enough from Murray to expect him to split time with Kyle Allen all year? Who do you have between Treon Harris and Will Grier at Florida? And can Maty Mauk hold off Drew Lock?

What else did you see? With so many cupcake games, it's hard to come up with solid questions for every team. So: what did you see from your team's win over a G5 or FCS school that you think everyone else should know about?