Alabama collected yet another accolade from the 2020-21 athletic year, becoming the first SEC team to be named Best in College Sports by CBS.
Roll Tide! Alabama crowned @CBSSports Best in College Sports for 2020-21!https://t.co/XwFDDnMvOr#RollTide #ChampionshipSchool pic.twitter.com/KTl6JQ5ViL— Alabama Athletics (@UA_Athletics) July 26, 2021
Consistency is the name of the game for Best in College Sports, and the Crimson Tide were exactly that — consistent — across the athletic department. Football won the national title after a 13-0 season, men’s basketball (26-7) reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, women’s basketball (17-10) reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament, softball (52-9) reached the semifinals of the Women’s College World Series, gymnastics finished fifth in the nation, and baseball reached the NCAA Regionals.
Greg Byrne has done a masterful job in Tuscaloosa, and the enthusiasm around the department is palpable. Alabama is the first football national champion to claim the award. For the curious, the methodology is included at the link.
With the conference expanding, this is a great warning shot to newcomers. Alabama runs things around here, and that won’t be changing any time soon.