2015 Record: 14-1
2016 Las Vegas Season Win Total: 10.0
2016 Season Win Total Picks NCAA Football: 'Over'
I have said, and I still believe, that Alabama was extraordinarily lucky to get two of their three previous National Championships. I still think the fact that they were placed in the 2011-12 BCS Championship Game is the biggest sham - in one of the most corrupt, nonsensical sports in this country - so far this century in college football. But there was absolutely nothing fluky about Alabama's title run last season.
In 2015 the Crimson Tide won nine games against teams that finished the season in the Top 25 or were ranked at the time they faced the Tide. That includes three straight wins over Florida, Michigan State and Clemson in the postseason. Alabama outscored opponents by 20 points per game and improved its record to 105-18 in Nick Saban's nine-year tenure.
Saban plays straightforward, no-nonsense football. The Crimson run the ball down opponents' throats and play hellacious defense, end of story. It's easy to stay consistent when the plan is that simple.
This team simply reloads season after season. You can do that when you sign the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation just about every year. So although Alabama has just 11 returning starters, that won't mean that there will be much of a drop-off to this year's team. They will remain a national title contender and are a threat to make the playoffs for the third straight season.
Alabama opens the season with a big game against USC in Arlington. They've dominated other marquee programs - Michigan, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wisconsin - in neutral-site season openers each of the past four years, winning those games by an average of 20 points per game. Their other two toughest games, and only real tests, are both on the road at Tennessee and LSU.
I know Alabama has a new quarterback again and lost a slew of talented players to the NFL. But there's really no reason why they can't win 11 games again this year. They don't get upset at home, where they have lost only four times in eight years. And I can't see them losing to Tennessee and LSU. I do see them falling in one of those games. But in order to lose this bet they'd have to post three L's for the first time since 2007. Keep playing 'over'.
2016 Alabama Crimson Tide Schedule
DATE OPPONENT TIME (ET) Location Result
Sat, Sep 3rd, 2016 USC 08:00 PM AT&T Stadium
Sat, Sep 10th, 2016 WKU 03:30 PM Bryant-Denny Stadium
Sat, Sep 17th, 2016 at Ole Miss 03:30 PM Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Ho
Sat, Sep 24th, 2016 Kent State 01:00 PM Bryant-Denny Stadium
Sat, Oct 1st, 2016 Kentucky 01:00 PM Bryant-Denny Stadium
Sat, Oct 8th, 2016 at Arkansas 01:00 PM Donald W. Reynolds Razorback S
Sat, Oct 15th, 2016 at Tennessee 12:00 PM Neyland Stadium
Sat, Oct 22nd, 2016 Texas A&M 01:00 PM Bryant-Denny Stadium
Sat, Nov 5th, 2016 at LSU 01:00 PM Tiger Stadium
Sat, Nov 12th, 2016 Miss State 01:00 PM Bryant-Denny Stadium
Sat, Nov 26th, 2016 Auburn 01:00 PM Bryant-Denny Stadium
All Times EST
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