The college football season is still a few months away, but we know who will have the hardest road to the national championship.
Phil Steele has generated a list of the toughest schedules in the nation, and it is Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide who have come away with the toughest road to the top.
The USC Trojans and California Golden Bears round out the top there.
Here is a list of the hardest schedules, per Steele:
It comes as no surprise that a number of the teams on the list are from the Pac-12.
As one of the toughest conferences in the nation, it is going to be a battle to the conference championship. The good news for the team that comes out on top, however, is that they will almost certainly land a spot in the College Football Playoff.
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