Here’s the team with the best chance of beating Alabama.
Alabama is ranked No. 1 in the preseason Coaches’ Poll and will probably be ranked No. 1 in the preseason AP Poll that comes out a week from tomorrow.
Which teams can beat the Crimson Tide this season?
According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, there are only two teams on Alabama’s schedule that have a reasonable chance of beating them.
Those two teams:
1. Florida State: 41 percent chance of winning Week 1
2. Auburn: 44.5 percent chance of winning on Saturday, Nov. 25
The team that’s actually most-likely to beat Alabama this season, though, is Ohio State.
The Buckeyes come in at No. 1 in the preseason Football Power Index with a rating of 29.1, higher than Alabama at 26.0.
According to the FPI, Ohio State would be favored in a neutral-site matchup.