As much as Nick Saban despises preseason rankings, his Alabama team is sure to be ranked high in the 2013 AP preseason poll.
With loads of talent returning (what's new?), the Crimson Tide should once again be favored in the polls, as they should be. But will Alabama come into the 2013 season as the favorite to win it all?
Well, considering the emergence of Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M, the Crimson Tide will have a much tougher road than say a team from the Pac-12.
Will this be a factor in the mind of voters? Here are the five favorites to gain that No. 1 position.