For the first time since 2013, the Iron Bowl features a winner-take-all matchup for the SEC West Division.
No. 1 Alabama (11-0, 7-0 SEC) plays at No. 6 Auburn (9-2, 6-1) on Saturday. The winner earns the right to play Georgia in the SEC Championship Game on Dec. 2 in Atlanta.
The winner of the Iron Bowl has played in the national championship game in seven of the past eight years. Alabama-Auburn was already one of the top rivalries in college football, but the recent history -- and these kind of national championship stakes -- has pushed it into another stratosphere.