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Which Bama National Champion in the Saban Era is the Greatest?




I have long thought about comparing the various Bama teams that have won National Championships under Coach Saban, and now I have finally done so. To do this, I have compared the 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, and 2020 Alabama teams by looking at two important categories:

1. Record vs ranked teams, and

2. Avg. Margin of victory vs ranked teams.

Record vs Ranked Teams:

1.5 2009- 6-0

1.5 2020- 6-0

3. 2015- 8-1

5. 2011- 5-1

5. 2012- 5-1

5. 2017- 5-1

Avg. Margin of Victory vs Ranked Teams

1. 2012- +25.16

2. 2020- +20.83

3. 2011- +19

4. 2015- +17.1

5. 2009- +14.5

6. 2017- +7.83

Note, I gave a three way tie at number 5 in the first comparison because I didn't think that giving either a higher or lower number would seem right. I gave a 1.5 ranking for the same reason. If you are tied for first, it doesn't seem correct to either give two teams an outright ranking of one, nor to give them both a ranking of 2. Now that we have the rankings in, lets average them out and see which teams placed where.

1. 2020- Avg Ranking 1.75

2. 2012- 3

3. 2009- 3.25

4. 2015- 3.5

5. 2011- 4

6. 2017- 5.5

Does this order seem right to you? Were you surprised by any of the data? What could I have done better? Let me know in the comments! Also, be sure to give your personal rankings. Thanks for reading!

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