3 up, 3 down: Alabama opponents 

October, 7, 2012
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- In the wake of No. 1 Alabama's bye week, a look at the good and bad from Alabama's six remaining conference opponents.

THREE UP
1. Mississippi State: Who would have thought that Mississippi State would be tied atop the SEC West with Alabama through five games, and not LSU? Those who paid attention to the Bulldogs' schedule might have considered it.
It's important to continue to improve
Saban praised his team for improved tackling this week against Southern Miss.
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