The 2012 college football season is just about six weeks away and, as the first of September creeps closer and closer, fans across the country are starting to calculate their teams' chances for a better season than last.
What they are ultimately looking for are wins. In Alabama, however, they are looking for losses.
As the defending BCS National Champion, the Crimson Tide cannot do much better then their 2011 effort. Sure, an undefeated season and a second consecutive title would be an improvement of sorts.
In Tuscaloosa, fans are confidently trying to find the one or two games that could possibly trip the Tide up and derail a quest for a trip to Miami in January's title game.
With this in mind, now is as good a time as any to check in with the teams Alabama will face this season in their quest for back-to-back BCS titles.