If Alabama makes it back to the national championship game, the Crimson Tide will have earned their spot due to a fairly tough schedule. It's nowhere close to a cake walk.
The Crimson Tide, who open up the season ranked second following a national championship, have five crucial games this season that will give them a handful of trouble.
The scary thing about Alabama's five big games is that four of them are in the SEC. Even though it's to nobody's surprise, the SEC will throw fits at all teams, including the defending national champions.