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AP Top 25 Takeaways: More of same from Jackson, Strong, Bama

Another big game for Lamar Jackson. Another bad game for Charlie Strong. Another non-offensive touchdown for Alabama.

In other words, more of the same.

Thoughts, takedowns and takeaways from week eight of the college football season:

1. No. 1 Alabama tore up the No. 6 team in the country without playing its A game.

2. Determining Nick Saban's best Crimson Tide team after four national championships in seven seasons is like trying to find the most perfect diamond. This team is starting to look like one that could have a chance to make that claim.

3. Here's the difference between Alabama and most normal football teams. With most teams, when the 295-pound...