The Alabama Crimson Tide have won three of the past four National Championships, so one can only assume that they’ll be right back in the thick of things in 2013. Naturally, with head coach Nick Saban back at the helm, quarterback A.J. McCarron returning for his senior season and a battle-tested T.J. Yeldon set to run the ball out of the gates, they’re the kings of the college football futures.
Not only is the SEC powerhouse favored with 5/2 odds of winning the BCS National Championship, their projected regular season win total on the NCAA football moneyline is a whopping 11 games.
The Tide will face their biggest test in the recently sanctioned Ohio State Buckeyes who will be eligible to contend for a title in 2013. With 6/1 odds on the college football futures it’s quite likely that the program can at least make a run at putting the Jim Tressel scandal behind them once and for all.
Will it be Alabama and Ohio State colliding in the big game this January? They’ll face competition from Pac-12 frontrunner Oregon and a number of other competent challengers from throughout the country.