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Is Bama more talented than LSU?

Did a flood of NFL departures cause people to forget how much talent Bama had left? Matthew Emmons/US Presswire

Each week during the college football season, Mel Kiper and Todd McShay kick off the week by settling a debate, then will look at emerging NFL prospects and look ahead to next week.

The discussion: The Tigers are hyped, but after this dominating performance, should we believe Alabama is more talented than LSU?

Todd McShay: Alabama held a noticeable advantage over LSU last season when it came to NFL prospects, because so many of its top players were third-, fourth- and fifth-year guys. But in reality there wasn't much of a difference in overall talent levels between the two teams -- the Crimson Tide just had more experienced talent than the Tigers.