14 at Mississippi State
27 at Auburn
The Crimson Tide set the tone for its 2008 breakout by thumping No. 9 Clemson in the Georgia Dome on the opening weekend. A victory over the Hokies, the ACC favorite, would be a huge boost.
Alabama unloaded six years of Iron Bowl frustration on Auburn with a 36--0 win last season, but the Tide best be wary when the teams tangle in November. The margin of victory was the largest in the series since 'Bama won 38--0 in 1962. Auburn won the next year, 10--8.