LSU and Alabama met in New Orleans last season for the crystal football, with the Crimson Tide avenging the late-season loss to the Tigers with a 21-0 thumping in the BCS National Championship Game.
The two SEC powers have reached a point where they don’t rebuild, they just reload. Both of them will be in serious contention to return to the title game this season.
But which one is the better bet?
Both teams have some holes to fill on defense, but have deep offensive lines and running back groups to stay atop the college football world.
SEC lead blogger Barrett Sallee and Your Best 11 lead blogger Michael Felder debate: Tide or Tigers?
Be sure to sound off and let us know what you think in the comments below. If you like what you see, click here for more from Bleacher Report Productions.