The Tide were brilliant in victory, and they got to have fun while they were doing it.
The Tide scored 14 points on defense and special teams, more than Tennessee scored in total.
(The Tide have become an offensive force even when they don't have the ball.) If Tennessee and Alabama both win out, there's a good chance Saturday will have only been a prelude to the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta on Dec.
The Tide control their own destiny in the West, and Tennessee, despite two losses in a row to the West's top two teams, retains a decent chance to win the East.
The Tide look every bit like the best team in the country, and they dominated the Vols up and down the field, in Tennessee's own stadium.