If you recall Kleph had a post back in October, providing a historical comparison for Bama defenses. I'm sure an in depth piece will surface later, but curiosity got the best of me.
Below is using the data provided in the previous post which someone has already updated (THANK YOU!). In order to keep this post short, I just looked at the best defenses dating back to 1961. The conclusion, and someone please check my data, is Bama's D for 2011 was ranked 3rd going all the way back to 1961. They out-performed both the 2009 and 1992 Bama defenses which have been used on many occasions for modern day comparisons.
Congratulations to an outstanding performance!!!
Details are after the jump.
Historical Comparison – Bama Defenses
Source: Alabama Defensive Totals
Year: 1961 | Games: 11 | PYPG: 75.4 | RYPG: 60.1 | PPG: 2.3 | Rank: 1
Year: 1979 | Games: 12 | PYPG: 92.1 | RYPG: 101.5 | PPG: 5.6 | Rank: 2
Year: 1992 | Games: 13 | PYPG: 147.9 | RYPG: 52.3 | PPG: 8.6 | Rank: 4
Year: 2009 | Games: 14 | PYPG: 168.6 | RYPG: 72.6 | PPG: 11.7 | Rank: 5
Year: 2011 | Games: 13 | PYPG: 111.5 | RYPG: 72.2 | PPG: 8.2 | Rank: 3
PYPG = Avg passing yds allowed per game
RYPG = Avg rushing yds allowed per game
PPG = Avg points allowed per game