While the 2017 college football season remains wide open from a who-can-still-make-the-playoff standpoint, the Alabama Crimson Tide are favorites to do two things: (1) Win the SEC championship, and (2) make the College Football Playoff.
With that in mind, life in college football can be brutal for even the best of teams, especially when playing on the road, and the five teams that follow have the talent to take down ‘Bama. Now, it’s important to keep this in mind: The Crimson Tide probably aren’t going to lose to all of the teams below, because that would just be crazy talk; however, these teams all have a real shot against No. 1.
Note: So much remains a mystery this year for the simple fact that the 2017 football season is still young, but here’s what we do know: Alabama is ranked No. 1 in the sport with a 4-0 record.