Can Alabama possibly go three straight regular seasons without a loss? The Tide went 12-0 in 2008 and 2009. And the Tide will be the preseason pick for No. 1.
Alabama also went undefeated in the regular season in 1973 and 1974, losing in the bowl game both times. Interestingly, from 1971 to 1974, Alabama lost only one time during the regular season — the infamous 17-16 loss to Auburn. Speaking of the Tigers, Alabama’s last regular-season blemish was at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Nov. 24, 2007 — a 17-10 defeat.