‘Bama Station: FCS Samford is FBS No. 5
Birmingham’s CBS affiliate was a little too Alabama-minded when it listed the top five teams in the new AP Top 25 released on Sunday.
At the top of WIAT-TV’s list was top-ranked Alabama, followed by Oregon, Clemson, Ohio State and ... Samford, who at 2-2 on the season aren’t even ranked in the FCS Top 25.
WIAT-TV meant to have “Stanford” listed but mixed it up by accident with the local Baptist university. On the plus side, it demonstrates that the station’s pride in its local college football teams extends well beyond just Alabama and Auburn.