Alabama’s playoff path continues to strengthen and take shape

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – It’s time to watch the scoreboards.

Assuming Alabama can defeat Crimson Tide Auburn and finish the regular season 10-2, his college football playoff scrutiny resume is complete. It includes three wins against ranked teams, plus a narrow win in Texas and two final-game losses in brutally difficult venues.

Will it be enough?

It could be, but we won’t know for at least a week.

The short version is that Alabama fans need to root hard against every team ahead of them in the rankings, known by their initials LSU, TCU and USC.