The Alabama Crimson Tide fell short of their ultimate goal last year, but in 2019, it's fair to say they'll be back in the national championship picture. Let's take a look at the 12 games on their slate for the upcoming campaign.
Alabama's non-conference schedule, per usual, will be dissected by college football fans. The Crimson Tide don't really have a marquee opponent they'll be playing that doesn't reside in the SEC.
Alabama's four games out of its league will come against Duke, New Mexico State, Southern Miss and Western Carolina. The contest against the Blue Devils, which will take place in Atlanta, is the only game of the four that won't be played at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
In the SEC, Alabama will have home games against Ole Miss, Tennessee, Arkansas and LSU. They'll be on the road against South Carolina, Texas A&M, Mississippi State and rival Auburn.
Here's a look at the entire slate. It's not the hardest schedule we've seen Alabama take on in recent years:
August 31: vs. Duke (in Atlanta)
September 7: New Mexico State
September 14: at South Carolina
September 21: Southern Miss
September 28: Ole Miss
October 5: Bye
October 12: at Texas A&M
October 19: Tennessee
October 26: Arkansas
November 2: Bye
November 9: LSU
November 16: at Mississippi State
November 23: Western Carolina
November 30: at Auburn
If Alabama can win the SEC West again, it'll take on the SEC East champion on December 7 in Atlanta.
The team's toughest games, undoubtedly, will come against Texas A&M, LSU and Auburn. If they can survive those three, they'll likely have a good shot at being back in the College Football Playoff.