If you’re like me, you know that the release of EA Sports’ new NCAA Football video game marks the beginning of the end of the long wait until football season. With the latest version, NCAA Football 2013, set to hit shelves on July 10, 2012, information is starting to come out about team rankings as well as some individual player rankings.
Let’s take a look at how Alabama stacks up in the new game:
Tradition Sports has obtained a list of the individual team ratings in the game from the E3 conference that just concluded.
Alabama checks in with a 92 rating on offense, 95 on defense, and 97 overall.
As far as actual team rankings, Alabama is listed as the No. 1 team with USC and LSU checking in right behind the Tide at no. 2 and no. 3, respectively, according to pasta padre. Alabama is no. 1 despite five teams being rated higher in the game (we’ll get to those later).
On to the individual players:
This part is a little bit tricky, as all we have is this video via SB Nation of someone scrolling through a couple of player ratings screens, but here’s what is shown from Alabama: (Remember, they don’t use actual names in the game.)
Nico Johnson (MLB #35): 94 overall
Barrett Jones (LT #75): 93
Dee Milliner (CB #28): 92
Robert Lester (SS #37): 91
Eddie Lacy (HB #42): 91
Chance Warmack (LG #65): 91
Damion Square (LE #92): 90
C.J. Mosley (MLB #32): 90
D.J. Fluker (RT #76): 88
Kenny Bell (WR #7): 88
AJ McCarron (QB #10): 88
Anthony Steen (RG #61): 86
Jalston Fowler (HB #45): 86
Jeremy Shelley (K #90): 85
Quinton Dial (LE #90): 85
DeAndrew White (WR #2): 85
Ed Stinson (RE #49): 85
FS #29: 84
That’s all the list shows, but there are a few things that jump out. Jesse Williams isn’t listed, which means he is below an 85 – surprising for one of the best, if not the best returning defensive starter on the team. Vinnie Sunseri isn’t either, and he proved to be a wrecking ball during his freshman year.
On offense, EA is pretty high on Alabama’s offensive line, as it should be. Fowler came in a little higher than I expected. McCarron could have been a bit higher, but he’ll have two pretty good receivers to throw to in White and Bell.
I have no idea who FS #29 could be. The game lists him from Adamsville, Al. and the only player on Alabama’s roster from Adamsville is wide receiver Christion Jones who wears #22. Edit: It looks like FS #29 is Will Lowery. He tore his ACL last season in a game against Georgia Southern and did not play against Auburn or LSU in the national championship game. He is not, however, listed on the Tide’s online roster.
Other items of interest:
- The other teams rated at 97 overall are Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame and Oklahoma.
- There aren’t any teams rated 98, but checking at 99 overall are LSU, Oregon, Texas (with a 99 defense, as well), USC (with a 99 offense) and Wisconsin. Virginia Tech’s defense is also listed as 99.
- Auburn is listed as a 93 overall with an 89 offense and 91 defense.
- LSU is listed as a 92 on offense and 95 on defense.
What are your thoughts on the ratings and rankings? Any body or any team too high or too low? Drop us a comment below and let us know what you think.
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