College football nation is still high on the success on Nick Saban, Mark Ingram, and the Crimson Tide.
With a returning Heisman trophy winner, all signs seem to point toward a preseason No. 1 ranking for Alabama. Despite the wealth of talent returning to teams around the country, Bama is still widely expected to match their 2009 success in the upcoming season.
What people fail to realize, however, are the burning questions and large obstacles facing the Tide, most notably on defense, and the talent of opposing teams.
While Alabama's status as a national contender is indeed currently unscathed, I don't necessarily see them as a dominant force in 2010, or even a No. 1 team, for that matter. I might even go so far as to say that Alabama won't win the SEC.
Needless to say, my predictions for the Tide go against the grain.
Nevertheless, here are 10 reasons why Alabama should not be No. 1 in the nation.