Some years it features No. 1 vs. No. 2.

Some years one half of the equation barely is bowl eligible.

Ask the fans in Jordan Hare Stadium in six days if it matters.

Iron Bowl week is here, and Alabama (10-1) will try to fend off Auburn (6-5) to secure an SEC West title and come within one SEC Championship Game win against Florida of making yet another College Football Playoff. released an Iron Bowl hype video Saturday, wasting no time getting Rivalry Week started: