Acknowledging that college football's new four-team playoff could someday inch toward a larger basketball-style tournament, we continue our Super 16 countdown, with No. 3, Alabama:
It is a testament to what Nick Saban has built that Alabama was picked by the media this summer to win the Southeastern Conference.
The Crimson Tide enters the season riding a two-game losing streak and needs a new quarterback.
Saban was quick to note the media is almost always wrong.
It is just assumed things will fall into place, because they always have.
"We have to reestablish our identity as a team at Alabama," Saban said.
Part of that is performing...