Alabama’s recruiting season began this weekend and could well be one of the best in school history.
In a few short weeks, the Crimson Tide could be back in the hunt for the national title and the Big Ten championship.
Here’s what you need to know about the 2018 recruiting cycle:Alabama’s schedule has a lot of ups and downs.
Some days will be easier than others.
Here’s what we know about each day and when to expect a big game.
This is what the Alabama football schedule looks like on Sept. 27, 2018:Alabama has nine games against teams ranked in the AP Top 25, including four in the Top 10, one against a Top 25 team and two against an FBS team.
Alabama’s season opener is Sept. 1 against No. 10 Florida.
The Tide opens with a home game against Texas Tech.
Alabama is 5-2 in home games against FBS teams this season.
Alabama is 3-1 against top-25 opponents this season, including 2-0 against ranked opponents.
Alabama has lost its last three home games, including a 41-13 loss to No. 16 Clemson in the Sugar Bowl on Nov. 10.
Alabama had the No. 1 defense in the nation against Clemson in 2017, but lost 35-7.
The Tigers are coming off their first bowl victory since 2013, beating Texas A&M 42-17 in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
Alabama defeated No. 18 Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl on Sept, 28.
The Crimson Tide is 3½-1 at home against the Sooners this season and has not lost at the Alamodome since 2005.
Alabama beat Oklahoma in 2017 on its home turf, 35-27.
The Sooners are 1-3 against top 25 opponents this year and are 2-4 against ranked teams.
Alabama will face Florida State in the BCS National Championship on Jan. 5.
The game is slated to be the final regular season game of the season.
Alabama was 7-0 last season when facing the Seminoles, and will go 0-5 this season when hosting the reigning national champions.