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Colin Cowherd wants fans ‘not to be surprised’ if Alabama makes CFP

Nick Saban and Alabama players coming out of the tunnel for Mercer game
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ESPN gives Alabama football a 12 percent chance of making the College Football Playoff.

However, one national media pundit tells college football fans to ‘not be surprised’ if the Crimson Tide makes it. Colin Cowherd, the host of The Herd with Colin Cowherd, said Alabama making the CFP is the ‘nightmare scenario that nobody wants to admit.’

Nick Saban and the Tide are No. 7 in the latest CFP rankings. Six schools are ahead of it, including Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan, and TCU in the top four, but this weekend is crucial. LSU, who is ranked No. 5 in the playoff, could fall to Texas A&M. USC, who stands at No. 6, plays Notre Dame. TCU has been in a lot of close games and could drop Saturday’s matchup to Iowa State.

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Michigan and Ohio State will cancel each other out on the field.

Cowherd points to Alabama’s strength of schedule and said it would be favored over anyone else in the playoff, except for Georgia and Ohio State. He is open, however, to put the Tide over the Buckeyes. Alabama has to earn a convincing win over Auburn in the Iron Bowl. Tide fans want chaos to happen and it could, but its team has a challenge with Carnell “Cadillac” Williams at Bryant-Denny Stadium. If Alabama makes the playoff, it would be the switch needed to help it play its best football of the season.

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

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 10+ 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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