4 Teams Positioned to End Alabama's BCS Title Run
The Alabama Crimson Tide have dominated the college football world over the past four years. Every year, Nick Saban gathers his players for another run at a national title.
Simply put, Alabama is on a different planet than everyone else.
It is hard to imagine that anyone will dethrone the Crimson Tide next year. However, all things are possible, and there are teams capable of taking down Alabama.
Here are the four teams with the best shot at taking the crown.
Ohio State Buckeyes
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Ohio State was the only undefeated team last year and would have played Notre Dame in the championship game if it weren't for sanctions stemming from players receiving improper benefits.
The dynamic Braxton Miller will return, and with another year under the tutelage of the brilliant Urban Meyer, Miller should only get better.
The team's top five tacklers are also returning for another season, and the schedule looks relatively easy. The Buckeyes look primed to make a run at the BCS title.
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Oregon is a team constructed on speed and athleticism. To be able to beat the top-tier SEC teams, speed is a must.
Marcus Mariota returns from his highly productive redshirt freshman campaign and will be the focal point of the Ducks offense in the upcoming year.
The Ducks lost running back Kenjon Barner but still feature the extremely explosive De'Anthony Thomas.
Although the Ducks have no shortage of talent, the departure of Chip Kelly may have a bigger impact on this team than anything.
If the Ducks play Alabama (or any other team, for that matter) in the BCS National Championship Game, will Mark Helfrich be capable of matching wits with the opposition?
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The Bulldogs came painfully close to defeating Alabama in the SEC championship game and earning the opportunity to play for the BCS title.
Record-setting quarterback Aaron Murray returns alongside the potent duo of Keith Marshall and Todd Gurley.
However, the Bulldogs will lose a slew of defensive talent, such as Alec Ogletree and Jarvis Jones. The key for Georgia's success will be its ability to reload on defense.
However, Georgia will undoubtedly be the hungriest team in the nation next year, and that alone will make it extremely dangerous for any team to come across.
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The lasting memory most of us have of the 2012 Gators is their shocking and lopsided loss to Louisville in the Sugar Bowl.
However, we must remember that Alabama lost a shocker to Utah in the Sugar Bowl the year before it won the championship. Therefore, a setback like this may make a team hungrier and more focused than ever.
Florida's defense will be loaded again, and quarterback Jeff Driskel should improve with another year of experience.