On SI.com: From SI's August 19, 2013 issue


Outside of one game against Texas A&M last season, Alabama look virtually unbeatable all season long. Now, they are the odds-on favorite to return to the national title and win it. After their thoroughly dominating performance against Notre Dame last year, most think that no team is prepared to beat them. Andy Staples and Stewart Mandel think that four teams -- Ohio State, Stanford, Texas A&M and South Carolina -- can derail the defending champions.

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