Alabama has played in every iteration of the College Football Playoff. And Tim Brando doesn’t expect that to change.
He does, however, think there are teams out there better than Nick Saban’s squad in 2017.
The FOX Sports analyst recently revealed his preseason Top 10, and the Crimson Tide checked in at No. 3 on the list. Brando selected USC, which features star QB Sam Darnold, as his No. 1 team. Urban Meyer’s Ohio State team was No. 2 on the list.
On the Crimson Tide, Brando commented they had the “best chance” to lose the first and last games of the season. Alabama opens the year against Florida State in Atlanta, and closes the regular season against Auburn in the Iron Bowl.
His complete Top 10 looks like this:
10 – Miami
7- Florida State
5- Penn State
4- Oklahoma State
2- Ohio State
If Brando’s prediction comes true, it would match the Crimson Tide against Urban Meyer and Ohio State one more time. That’s a challenge most Crimson Tide fans would be eager to accept.