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The Way It Is: Top schools on par with Alabama for CFP championship in 2017

Members of Alabama's football team going into Bryant-Denny Stadium for 2017 A-Day Game: Cedric Mason - Touchdown Alabama Magazine

Outside of the Southeastern Conference, there are a number of schools on the national circuit that expect to be in the race for a College Football Playoff National Championship with Alabama next season.

And despite falling to Clemson in January to start 2017, Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban and his crew are all in to returning to the big stage and finishing the job. In this week’s edition of The Way It Is, yours truly lays out the top programs in college football and a few sleepers that will challenge the Tide for a national title.

Check out the audio below.

Stephen M. Smith is a managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 15 years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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