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It would be a shock if Alabama wasn't competing year in and year out.
Don’t be fooled by the Crimson Tide’s poor finish in 2013.
Head coach Nick Saban will have his squad competing for the College Football Playoff year in and year out.
Although Auburn fell short of increasing the SEC’s national title streak to eight, there’s no doubt that the conference reigns supreme in college football. That was made apparent by the SEC sending an impressive 10 teams to bowl games this season, winning seven of them.
Not to mention, even after losing to the Tigers in its season finale, Alabama was still ranked No. 3 heading into the bowl season. If the College Football Playoff was in effect last season, the Tide more than likely would have captured one of the four spots.
Furthermore, even with the loss of quarterback AJ McCarron and several other key playmakers to the NFL, Alabama still has a lot of talent returning. It certainly helps that the team currently has the No. 1-ranked recruiting class for 2014 with 24 commitments, including four 5-star prospects.
Saban knows what it takes to win, whether it’s the BCS or the College Football Playoff.