It is pretty easy, right now, to envision the Alabama Crimson Tide running through the SEC schedule and right into the BCS title game once again, without so much as a hiccup. The Tide is 4-0, ranked No. 1 in the country and has yet to be faced with a legitimate challenge.
As positive as the near future appears to be, there is still quite a bit of work left on the docket for Alabama, as only one conference game is in the rearview mirror and seven remain on the regular season slate.
September has been an impressive month for the Tide with impressive wins over Michigan and Arkansas, both away from the friendly confines of Bryant-Denny Stadium. Having said that, the Wolverine offense was limited without running back Fitzgerald Toussaint and Arkansas was sans quarterback Tyler Wilson.
So is the Tide really as good as it appears? The next two months will answer this question and is a countdown of the teams that will try to end the Crimson Tide's quest for a third national title in four seasons.