I agree that Alabama was a great team in 2009. After all, the Tide was only the third team in modern history to finish a season 14-0, joining Boise State this season and Ohio State in 2002. The Tide also had to go through the unbeaten and defending national champion Florida Gators in Southeastern Conference Championship Game and the unbeaten and Big 12 champion Texas Longhorns in the BCS Championship Game to claim the national title. Alabama was impressive in dispatching both, so they clearly were the best team in the nation in 2009. But I'm not so sure this was the best team in Tide football history.