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Alabama Has The Best Record Against Teams Ranked #1 At 9-3, Ohio State And Purdue Are Tied For Second

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A fascinating Reddit thread has shined a light on Alabama’s domination against teams ranked number one.

In a thread breaking down every team’s record against the number one team in the Coaches Poll, Alabama came out on top at 9-3. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

Just how close was second place? Well, not very close at all. Ohio State is 4-4 and Purdue is 7-7. Not a single other team is above .500 against teams ranked first overall.

Record Vs #1 Teams In The Coaches’ Poll from CFB

This is such a mind-boggling thread that it’s truly incredible. Alabama beats the top team in America 75% of the time.

Just stop and think about that for a second. When Alabama plays the number one team in the entire country, the Crimson Tide win three out of every four.

 

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Most teams don’t win 75% of their games in any given season. If you beat 75% of your ranked opponents, then you’re having a hell of a good time.

I might hate Alabama more than most and I absolutely hate the SEC. I don’t try to hide it from people, but you simply have to tip your cap sometimes.

 

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What Nick Saban, Bear Bryant and everybody involved with the Crimson Tide have managed to do is nothing short of spectacular.