Preseason ranked No. 3 and the media's pick to win the SEC West, the Alabama Crimson Tide football team has high expectations once again for 2015. 

In order for Nick Saban to guide his team back to the College Football Playoff, he'll have to navigate the nation's toughest schedule. Alabama will open the season against the favorite to win the Big Ten's west division: Wisconsin. The Badgers are also a preseason top 20 team heading into 2015.

In total, the Crimson Tide will face seven teams ranked in the preseason top 25. The only two SEC opponents that aren't ranked to start the year are Mississippi State and Texas A&M, but Alabama has to play those games on the road.

And the road won't be a friendly place for the team in 2015. Alabama also travels to Georgia (preseason SEC East favorite) and Auburn (preseason SEC Champion favorite) for the Iron Bowl.

Here's a full look at the 2015 Alabama football schedule.

September 5 vs Wicsonsin -- Arlington, Texas -- 7 PM

September 12 vs Middle Tennessee State -- Tuscaloosa -- 3 PM

September 19 vs Ole Miss -- Tuscaloosa -- 8:15 PM

September 26 vs Louisiana-Monroe -- Tuscaloosa -- TBA

October 3 at Georgia -- Athens, GA -- TBA

October 10 vs Arkansas -- Tuscaloosa -- TBA

October 17 at Texas A&M -- College Station, TX -- TBA

October 24 vs Tennessee -- Tuscaloosa -- TBA

October 31 -- BYE

November 7 vs LSU -- Tuscaloosa -- TBA

November 14 at Mississippi State -- Starkville, MS -- TBA

November 21 vs Charleston Southern -- Tuscaloosa -- TBA

November 28 at Auburn -- Auburn, AL -- TBD