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2015 Schedule
0-0, 1st in SEC - West
Kirk Herbstreit's Gameplan Breakdown (3:18)
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58mSam Khan

SEC underachieving team predictions

SEC reporters pick which teams they think won't meet expectations in 2015, including a few ranked teams.

Tide bread success in Saban's Matrix (2:14)
2hEdward Aschoff

SEC quarterback races updates

A quick update on how all the SEC quarterback battles look heading into the season's opening weekend:

3hMatt Hinton

Grantland: Weak Links: Flaws That Could Doom College Football’s Top Contenders

The 2015 college football season kicks off in a little more than 24 hours, marking the end of summer’s boundless sunny prognostications and the arrival of autumn’s cold, hard truths. Of 128 FBS teams, only eight will open the season ranked in the top 10 in both the Associated Press and Coaches polls and listed with odds of 25-1 or better to win the second edition of the playoff, according to Vegas Insider. From the back of the pack to the front, here’s why each of the front-runners could ultimately fail.

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14hMark Schlabach and Sharon Katz

Alabama has only a 5 percent chance to win SEC?

Stats and the eye test don't always line up. But that's why man versus metric is helpful: Take a look at both sides, and you decide on A&M-Arizona State, Baylor's ranking and Bama's SEC hopes.

Kanell concerned about reps for Bama QBs (1:08)
Finebaum talks with Nick Saban on OTL (3:31)

Can Coker win the Bama QB job?

The jury's out on who will start for Alabama, but Athlon Sports thinks Jake Coker is in the bottom-half of SEC QBs.

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23hCFB Vegas Experts

Vegas experts: Alabama Crimson Tide season preview

Phil Steele, "Stanford Steve" Coughlin and Chris Fallica give their take on the Alabama Crimson Tide. What is the best bet for their title odds, season win total and more?

Season win total bets for top 5 CFB teams (5:00)

Champ Drive: QB Decisions, Ohio State, SEC

Adam Rittenberg, Brad Edwards & Ryan McGee share their takes on recent QB decisions. Plus, a discussion on whether OSU or the SEC is more likely to meet expectations in 2015.


Will the Tide get rolled in 2015?

ESPN's Adam Rittenberg and Sharon Katz break down why the Football Power Index (FPI) is only giving Alabama a 5% chance to win the SEC. One simple answer: a brutal strength of schedule.

FPI gives Alabama 5% chance to win SEC (1:40)
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1dAlex Scarborough

SEC coaches under pressure

Our reporters are previewing the SEC season this week. We now turn our attention to the coaches who will face the most pressure in 2015.

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