No fan wants to imagine their team not making it to the College Football Playoffs. For Alabama fans, those thoughts never roamed through their minds since the Crimson Tide has made every playoff appearance since 2014.

Alabama has the most appearances in the playoffs with five and also the most championships in the College Football Playoff era with two championships, three appearances in the final game. But what would have to happen for Alabama to miss their first College Football Playoffs?

Phil Steele joined The Game with Ryan Fowler to discuss Alabama in his 2018 College Football Preview, what would have to happen for Alabama to miss the College Football Playoffs, what will the passing game look like under Tua Tagovailoa, and expectations on the Auburn Tigers and Georgia against the SEC East.

For more of Phil Steel's analysis on Alabama football and the SEC, make sure you watch the video above the article. Don't miss The Game with Ryan Fowler weekday afternoons from 2-6 p.m. for the latest analysis and breakdown surrounding the Alabama Crimson Tide.