At 7-0 and ranked No. 1 in the BCS standings, Alabama is on track to make an appearance in a BCS bowl for the fifth time in seven seasons under Nick Saban.
The main goal for the Tide, of course, is to try and capture its third-consecutive BCS national championship.
While there’s a lot of football left to be played until the postseason matchups become finalized, forecasting the potential blockbuster pairings will be a popular topic on blogs, message boards, TV and radio shows from now until early December.
There’s no question that Alabama is college football’s top dog, but there are a few teams who have emerged as legitimate contenders who stand in the way of the Tide’s march to history.
Which teams would provide the stiffest test for the two-time defending national champions in a BCS bowl?