As compelling as their paths were just to reach the College Football Playoff, the four semifinal teams' respective paths to the championship are the paramount concern now.
With that in mind, this third of a four-part series covers what the Alabama Crimson Tide need to do to successfully navigate their way to the title. (The case for the No. 4-ranked Oklahoma Sooners can be found here, and the case for the No. 3-ranked Michigan State Spartans can be found here.)
(Note: Unless otherwise specified, the metrics referenced below are from games against Power 5 opponents and the rankings indicate placement among the 65 Power 5 teams or qualifying players from those teams.)