When the Crimson Tide requires on Texas Longhorns in the BCS national championship recreation on Thursday night time Alabama will be taking part in for SEC Football’s 19th nationwide title. Or 36th. Or 53rd. Or no matter what you like. It depends on they way we figure out “countrywide championship” as to what this total may well be.
A thing that is favourable is that if the Crimson Tide beats Texas, SEC Football could earn at least 2 of the 4 key “countrywide championship” trophies for the 4th period straight. The game’s victor is legally promised the AFCA National Championship Trophy and the Nationwide Football Foundation’s MacArthur Bowl. The victor near positively will win the AP’s Paul “Bear” Bryant Trophy and the FWAA’s Grantland Rice Award, also.
Following are the SEC Soccer colleges that have been acknowledged as the final No. 1 in the 3 significant polls. (The AP poll began in ’36, the coaches in 50 and the FWAA in ’54.)
The College of Tennessee Volunteers, 1951: College of Tennessee opened as the No. a person team in the AP pre- year poll, even nevertheless they had been not complete SEC Football winners.
Auburn University, ’51- Auburn College concluded 10- by overwhelming their opponents 207-28, with SEC Football’s All-American Jimmy Phillips anchoring the nation’s No. one defense.
The Louisiana Condition College Tigers, 58: The LSU Combating Tigers took the 2nd match of their 10- conventional year 13-3 up over College of Alabama in Cellular, Alabama.
The Rebels, 1960- On the back again of All-American quarterback Jake Gibbs, The College of Mississippi Rebels completed 10–1 by beating the Rice College Owls 14-6 in the Sugar Bowl.
Alabama, 1961- The 1st of 6 SEC Football University of Alabama teams coached by Paul “Bear” Bryant to best the ultimate AP poll outplayed its opponents 287-22 in the standed yr to end No. a single in all-all-around protection and in the exact location in the remaining AP and coaches polls.
The Crimson Tide, ’64: Alabama’s 10- common-time marketing campaign integrated a 36-6 victory about the Tulane Eco-friendly Wave in Cellular, AL.
The College of Alabama Crimson Tide, ’65: University of Alabama completed the SEC Football normal season at 8-1-1, having shed its season-opener by 1 level to The UGA Bulldogs and tied with The University of Tennessee Volunteers on the 3rd Saturday of Oct.
College of Alabama, ’73: The maximum-scoring group in Crimson Tide record and the most productive rushing squad in SEC Soccer earlier raced as a result of eleven typical-time video games to get the coaches poll’s last No. 1 putting.
the Crimson Tide, 78: College of Alabama led the 1st 3 AP polls of the year, then unsuccessful to go back again to the prime position until finally the last 1 — getting No. 1 by outscoring formerly unbeaten the Penn State Nittany Lions 14-7 in the Sugar Bowl with the well known intention-line enjoy.
the Crimson Tide, 79: Alabama Crimson Tide turned the 1st SEC Football crew to be proclaimed No. one by each of 3 of the significant polls.
University of Ga, 1980- College of Georgia beat Notre Dame College 17-10 in the Sugar Bowl driving SEC Football freshman genius Herschel Walker.
University of Alabama, ’92: Alabama Crimson Tide topped all 3 terminal polls, but not right up until it outscored favored and previously undefeated the Miami Hurricanes 34-13 in the Sugar Bowl.
University of Florida, 1996- It appeared as if the The Florida Gators’ championship ambitions perished when they lost the remaining SEC Soccer typical-period match 24-21 to Florida State.
Tennessee, 98: The University of Tennessee Volunteers won the 1st BCS title match, which was performed as the Fiesta Bowl and released the two-workforce “playoff” continue to used to decide on a countrywide winner at present.
The LSU Bayou Bengals, 2003- At the leadership of current the Crimson Tide mentor Nick Saban, The Loisiana State College Combating Tigers conquer The Oklahoma Sooners 21-14 in the BCS championship match, which also was the Sugar Bowl.
The Florida Gators, 06- The 12-1 Florida took the three No. 1 rankings by outscoring Ohio Condition 41-14 in the first BCS nationwide championship match that was not also an current bowl match.
The Louisiana Point out College Tigers, ’07- LSU followed The Florida Gators’ recipe to the leading by smashing Ohio Point out in the BCS nationwide championship recreation.
Florida, 08: The College of Florida Gators bounced back again from a 1-place September reduction to The Ole Miss Rebels to conclude 13-1, in the approach providing the Crimson Tide its initial decline in a large SEC Football championship game and pounding The Sooners 24-14 in the BCS championship match.