Not a huge fan of Alabama either, but when you can basically snatch up the best talent in the country you should win a lot of games and be in a lot of big post-season action no matter how tough your conference is. They are in and LSU is out, they don't have anybody tough on their schedule until the SEC Championship game and I don't see Florida upsetting them, might as well write them down in ink. But they should not be ranked higher than Ohio State or Clemson as long as those two stay undefeated. Clemson should win out but will have a tough match up with NC for the ACC Championship, an upset is possible but Clemson looks really strong to me. Ohio State has @ IL, Mich St & @ Michigan and the latter two would love to upset them but OSU should be favored in all of them and would face Iowa in the B10 Championship, definitely the tougher overall road to navigate IMO. The big wildcard is the B12. Baylor has OK, @ OK St, @ TCU & TX left and those first three will be competitive, while OK St has @ IA St, Baylor & OK, so the road for Baylor looks tougher than OK St who gets two tough games at home. And how would a one loss B12 team stack up against other 1 loss teams? And then there is Notre Dame and Stanford lurking...with the game at the end of the season in Palo Alto deciding the fate of both.