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Alabama Ties Notre Dame With Most National Titles In Poll Era
TBI ^ | 1-10-2012 | Cork Gaines

Posted on 01/10/2012 7:27:09 AM PST by blam

Alabama Ties Notre Dame With Most National Titles In Poll Era

Cork Gaines
Jan. 10, 2012, 9:43 AM

If you want another reason why the poll system in college football is absurd, just try to figure out how many national championships Alabama has after winning last night's BCS Championship game. Alabama claims it is their 14th national title. But according to the NCAA, Alabama has actually been recognized with 18 titles.

The problem, of course, is that the NCAA does not have a system to determine the national champion on the field. Even with the BCS system, the NCAA still officially recognizes the champions of nine different polls and computer formulas each year (in most years, those sources are unanimous, but not always).

To simplify things, let's look at the schools with the most national titles in the poll era (1936-2011) as recognized by the so-called major polls (via Sports-Reference.com)...


(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


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KEYWORDS: alabama; bcs; football; worldchampions
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To: Leroy S. Mort

Kirby also said that he didn’t know what LSU was trying to do on offense and that it appeared that LSU didn’t know either. He seemed to be saying that LSU changed their offense for the game but did a terrible job executing the changes. It could not have helped that the LSU team set a curfew that they did not enforce. They had at least one key player out partying at all hours. That key player spent a lot of time on the ground, btw.

I asked my hubby to calculate the Bama starters from Alabama question. I’ll post when he lets me know. He is at work. It might be a while. lol Of the four players that some ESPN expert dude predicted would go in the first round of the NFL draft, 75% are from Bama. Trent Richardson would be the exception. He’s from Pensacola, which is just a step over the border.


21 posted on 01/10/2012 9:13:20 AM PST by petitfour
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To: Leroy S. Mort

31.8% of last night’s Bama starters are from out of state. Interestingly, this year’s freshman class at Bama has more out of state students than in state.


22 posted on 01/10/2012 9:26:35 AM PST by petitfour
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To: Leroy S. Mort

OK. I have to change my calculations. 7/21 starters for Bama are from Alabama. One player is listed as starting for offense and defense. So it’s 33.3% are from out of state.

For LSU, 27.27% starters are from out of state.


23 posted on 01/10/2012 9:33:58 AM PST by petitfour
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To: petitfour
7/21 starters for Bama are from Alabama. One player is listed as starting for offense and defense. So it’s 33.3% are from out of state.

If 7 of 21 starters are from Alabama, wouldn't that make 66.6% from out of state?

24 posted on 01/10/2012 9:52:16 AM PST by Leroy S. Mort
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To: dfwgator

I think Miles didn’t want to bench Jefferson in his last game. Also, Lee pretty much sucks. Alabama has eaten his lunch the past few years.

The Alabama D-line overwhelmed the LSU O-line on every play. There was nowhere to run, and Jefferson had no time in the pocket.

Bama was dominant. And I’m an LSU fan.


25 posted on 01/10/2012 9:54:44 AM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Leroy S. Mort

Oops. 7/21 are from out of state. Brain glitch. hah


26 posted on 01/10/2012 9:54:44 AM PST by petitfour
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To: Leroy S. Mort

While we’re talkin’ numbers, if you take Alabama’s total offense and subtract Jordan Jefferson’s run/pass totals, you get 316.

Some of those starters who are from out of state have ties to Alabama. Barrett Jones’ parents attended Alabama. Donte Hightower is from TN, but he has family in Alabama.


27 posted on 01/10/2012 9:58:43 AM PST by petitfour
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To: petitfour

I’m just happy Jordan Jenkins changed his mind and decided to stay at home.


28 posted on 01/10/2012 10:13:18 AM PST by Leroy S. Mort
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To: kabar

Not sure where you got those statistics and cannot dispute the very oldest ones. But I was a student at Ohio State between 1972 and 1976, and while our class went to four straight Rose Bowls (lost 3), were undefeated by that Team Up North (3/0/1), were ranked No. 1 for most of three of those seasons, and I was a classmate of the only two time Heisman winner, we ended up the season ranked no. 1 exactly zero times. Great teams but NO national championships, zilch, nada, didn’t happen.


29 posted on 01/10/2012 10:14:46 AM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Sometimes you have to change things up just for the heck of it, whether Lee’s past history against Bama was good or not.


30 posted on 01/10/2012 10:17:55 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Leroy S. Mort

My husband was talking about JJenkins last night and his decision to go to UGA. I’m not really into all the recruiting craziness. Choosing the “right” college is not easy for regular students, and I can only imagine the pressure for star athletes. Hopefully, the star athletes will end up in the best place for them and will excel in the classroom as well as on the field.


31 posted on 01/10/2012 10:29:46 AM PST by petitfour
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32 posted on 01/10/2012 10:30:46 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: dfwgator

Yeah, I mean it’s not like Lee could’ve played any worse than Jefferson.

I think, for Miles, it came down to loyalty. Dance with the one who brung ya. Not saying it was the right decision. Frankly, trying to figure out Les Miles is a fool’s errand. He’s quirky.

Besides, it was pretty clear by halftime that LSU had no chance on offense. Their best bet was going to be to shore up the defense, and hope the Honey Badger could make a big play for them.

Instead, the Bama offense kept finding ways to move the ball, and they swarmed Mathieu on his only punt return.


33 posted on 01/10/2012 10:40:49 AM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Must’ve been real painful watching that after seeing what Matt Flynn did against the Lions.


34 posted on 01/10/2012 10:48:03 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: CainConservative
"Congrats to Alabama! Integration sure worked out for ya pretty good! "

26% of the state is Black. Some counties in Alabama are almost 100% Black.

35 posted on 01/10/2012 10:52:26 AM PST by blam
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To: CainConservative
Congrats to Alabama! Integration sure worked out for ya pretty good!

Paying your players sure worked out for ya pretty good.

36 posted on 01/10/2012 10:55:17 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

Fortunately, I’m not a die-hard LSU fan. I root for them because I have in-laws from Baton Rouge, and watching games with them growing up in Dallas was crazy fun.

Also, I thought Jessica Lange was smokin’ hot in “Everybody’s All American”, which took place at LSU.

I’m basically a superficial fan. I actually rooted for the Gators when Tebow was there. I live in LA now, so I root for USC occasionally. I didn’t go to college, so I have no alma mater. I can be flaky when it comes to college.


37 posted on 01/10/2012 11:00:46 AM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: blam

Roll Tide!

I reckon the state of Alabama should be considered a “football power”. Outsiders just don’t understand how it is here in Bama. To those that were bored, sorry. That’s just how we play down here. Steady as she goes.


38 posted on 01/10/2012 11:32:08 AM PST by Himyar
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To: ConservativeStatement
Judging from interviews, the QB for Alabama comes across as a courteous and modest young man.

That's because he's a Mobile Boy and was raised right.

39 posted on 01/10/2012 1:03:55 PM PST by numberonepal (First they came for Sarah, then they came for Herman.....)
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To: katana

I took it off of the site linked to the article. There were many polls at the time with some disagreeing with others so mythical national titles were shared. According to the stats, Oklahoma, Ohio Stare, and Alabama shared the title in 1975.


40 posted on 01/10/2012 1:17:05 PM PST by kabar
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