Nick Saban is ready for college football. That means that the Alabama Crimson Tide will once again be considered one of the best teams in the country.
The Crimson Tide are (+220) to win the National Championship according to sportsbooks. That is slightly behind Clemson (+180) and ahead of Georgia (+900) and Ohio State (+900).
They are the favorites to win the SEC (-150) which is ahead of Georgia (+270) and Florida (+1200) and LSU (+1200). According to college football odds they are projected to win 11 games this year with Clemson at 11.5 as the only team with a higher projected win total.
If you are chasing down the latest information (and you should be). Here are some quality previews of the upcoming college football season. They come from College Football news, Athlon Sports and ESPN.
Barring an incredible run of injuries, Alabama is going to win the SEC Championship. They have reloaded once again, but many will suggest they change coordinators too often. They lost Quinnen Williams, Mack Wilson and Deionte Thompson on defense and although they have plenty of talent to replace those players, they will get a bigger challenge this season from Georgia. With an easy schedule, they will also be on the cusp of going undefeated once again. However, I am not ready to crown them champions.