Incredible stat shows Alabama's dominance of CFP Top 25
Alabama was once again No. 1 in the College Football Playoff Top 25, a familiar spot for Nick Saban’s squad. In fact, it was the 20th time the Crimson Tide has been No. 1 in the CFP selection committee’s ranking, more than every other team combined.
ESPN Stats & Info pointed out the incredible statistic. As the stat shows, there have only been 39 CFP Top 25 rankings since the Playoff was introduced for the 2014 season. Unlike the AP Top 25 or Coaches Poll, the selection committee only releases rankings for a few weeks each season.
Alabama is one of the only programs, along with Clemson (since 2015), that has been a perennial contender in the CFP era and a mainstay in the top of the rankings. UA looks on track to add to that mark of No. 1 rankings with a struggling LSU team next up on the schedule. We’ll find out next Tuesday if Alabama can take the selection committee’s No. 1 ranking for the 21st time.
After LSU, Alabama is looking at potential games against Arkansas (if rescheduled for Dec. 12) and the SEC East division champ on Dec. 19 in Atlanta.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 2, 2020