Alabama may have won its fourth national title in the last seven years, but the Crimson Tide have one of the SEC's most challenging schedules heading into the 2016 season. Alabama's road to Atlanta, or potentially further, won't be easy.
The Tide opens the season against a potential top-15 non-conference opponent down in Jerry's Palace, then two weeks later, travels to Oxford to play a team it has lost to the past two seasons. Alabama also has road trips booked for Fayetteville, Knoxville and Baton Rouge.
But that's all just life in the SEC. Alabama should still be one of the favorites to get back to the College Football Playoff in 2016.
College Football: Conference Champs, National Title Contenders
2016 Alabama Crimson Tide Schedule
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