The Alabama Crimson Tide has a football team many fans claim could compete with some NFL teams.
While that consideration is pretty far-fetched, they still hold the unanimous title as the best college football team in the nation. Head coach Nick Saban has his team riding back-to-back BCS national titles, and this college offseason will have him looking to reload for a third consecutive championship.
Are there any teams that can stand up to the physical, fast, borderline abusive football that the Crimson Tide play week in, week out during the college football season?
Here are five teams that Alabama fans should be wary of, come 2013. They aren't all teams that the Crimson Tide will face in the regular season, but rather the five teams that pose the greatest threat to Bama's chances of a three-peat.
And no, Notre Dame isn’t one of them.