I don't think so. I do believe they will keep it close for the first half and then the Tide will probably take over. I just don't think they have the horses to stay in this race. Also, it doesn't help that Alabama is back in the title hunt and Auburn stands between them and a possible shot at the Natty.
Talent is there but major lack of development, but the key factor is the coaches and this team are defeated before the game has started. Chizik knows he's gone as well as the coaches on staff and most of the players are sure of it as well.
I just don't see this team beating any major team. Much less a top team.
I'd be shocked if AU kept it close beyond the first 4 possessions.