The Crimson Tide has four games left on its schedule, and two of them are against teams currently appearing in the BCS Top 25 rankings.
The biggest game is obviously the Nov.5 showdown with No. 1 LSU.
There have been a lot of No. 1 vs. No. 2 games over the years, and this one is garnering just as much attention as any of the previous in-season meetings of the nation's top-two ranked teams. There's not much left unsaid, so we'll just move on to look at the rest of Alabama's schedule.
The reason for Alabama's ranking on this list being comparatively low is the fact that Alabama follows up their epic battle with LSU with a visit to a pretty bad Mississippi State team. The Bulldogs have yet to win an SEC contest this season, and it's looking more and more likely the Mississippi State may miss a bowl game this season.
Alabama follows that up with a silly visit from FCS Georgia Southern on November 19. We understand teams scheduling FCS opponents to open the season, given that college football has no preseason. But a late-season FCS opponent, when the Tide should be at peak performance is just plain laughable. To be fair, Alabama is not the only SEC program to do this, as many teams have non-conference games late in the year. But at least try and find an FBS opponent next time.
The season finishes with the annual Iron Bowl meeting against No. 23 Auburn. This year, the game is on the road for the Tide, and as any game between two bitter rivals, the outcome is always in doubt. If Alabama gets to this point in the season unscathed, there's nothing more the Tigers would like more than to destroy the Tide's chances at a BCS Championship.