The status quo of college football did not change much this weekend, as only one top ten team went down. Arkansas’ blowout win over Ole Miss eliminated any hopes the Rebels had for competing for the SEC West title. For the top four teams, their mission remains the same, win out and they will make the playoffs.
Mobile will hold its annual lighting of the Christmas tree tonight in Bienville Square. The event begins at 5:00 PM, with the actual flipping of the switch to the Christmas tree lights occurring at around 6:10 PM.
After a few weeks of quiet, the situation in eastern Ukraine has begun to deteriorate once again. There have been reports of Russian military movement in the region. With both sides gearing up for a return to hostilities, Russia has seemingly made one of their demands known: a guarantee that Ukraine won’t join NATO.
After being left out of the top four in last week’s rankings, Alabama has stormed to the top spot in the latest edition of the playoff ratings. The Crimson Tide defeated previous #1 Mississippi State this past Saturday, impressing the committee enough to replace the Bulldogs at the top of the heap. With Auburn and a potential spot in the SEC Championship remaining, Alabama is in good shape to close the season in the top spot.
After a night of severe storms that caused damage in some parts of our area, cold weather returns tonight. Temperatures have been dropping throughout the day as a strong north wind brings in cold air. Lows are expected to dip into the lower 30s and upper 20s tonight.
Chaos reigned supreme yet again this Saturday as three teams in the top ten went down. Top ranked Mississippi State was toppled in Tuscaloosa, sixth ranked Arizona State was upset by Oregon State, and ninth ranked Auburn fell to Georgia. The losses closed the door on some teams playoff hopes, while reigniting others.
The Saraland Spartans defeated the Opelika Bulldogs Friday night to advance in the Alabama High School 6A playoffs. The Spartans needed overtime to beat the Bulldogs, winning by a final score of 27-21. Saraland advances to the quarter finals next weekend to face the Hillcrest Patriots of Tuscaloosa.
After months of bitter fighting, it appears ISIS and Al Qaeda have put aside their differences. According to the Associated Press, the two sides have agreed to an informal truce to unite against their common enemies: the Assad regime and moderate rebels backed by the US and its allies.
The Saraland Police Department arrested four people for possession of meth this past Tuesday. According to WKRG News 5, the arrest occurred at a local motel where the four individuals were caught with meth and drug paraphernalia. The investigation was carried out by the Saraland Police Department’s Special Operations and Narcotics Unit.
The third week of college football’s playoff rankings were released yesterday, and Alabama remains on the outside looking in. Auburn was booted from the top 4 after its upset loss to Texas A&M. The Tigers fell to 9th place, while Alabama is ranked 5th.