Alabama will win the National Championship, even though they necessarily do not have the best team. The Tide have a young defense and could potentially have a few close calls on their way to being crowned National Champions.
Although quarterback Greg Mcelroy is no Peyton Manning or Drew Brees, he finds ways to lead his team to win games. Mcelroy has never lost a college or high school game when he started at quarterback. When he has Julio Jones catching passes for him and can hand the ball of to Mark Ingram or Trent Richardson, he should win every game he starts.
It was an impressive comeback for the Senior quarterback against Arkansas when they were down 20-7 with 1 minute left in the 3rd quarter against then #10 Arkansas. Between Mcelroy, Ingram, Richardson, and the young defense, Alabama's key players stepped up their game and showed that they could win on the road when they did not bring their A game.