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1925 National Championship- Alabama claims they share this one with Dartmouth.
Who awarded the NC? Houlgate and Helms. Houlgate started his system in 1927. So
Bama won their 1925 NC using a formula that didn't exist until 1927? Helms Athletic
Foundation started in 1941. Another incredible retroactive NC.
From College Football Data Warehouse
The Associated Press Poll has been active since 1936. The AP took their final poll
prior to bowl games from 1936 - 1964 and in 1966 and 1967. They took their final poll
after the bowl games in 1965 and from 1968 - Current.
History of Polls
1926 National Championship- Alabama claims they share this one with 3 other teams
with equal or better records! Once again it is the Helms Athletic Foundation in 1941
that awards it!
1930 National Championship- The Davis poll says that Bama tied Notre Dame for NC
this year. This was the only one to award it to Bama. Notre Dame was named NC in 6
polls! Parke Davis is another retroactive system! He (an individual, not an
organization) did his in 1933!
1934 National Championship- Alabama says they share this with two other teams. The
awarders are Dunkel, Williamson, and Football Thesaurus. Dunkel was an individual
who came up with his own system. Williamson was a geologist who came up with
his own system. Football Thesaurus first appeared in 1946!
1941 National Championship- This is a complete joke. The AP ranked Alabama 20th in
the nation with 14 teams with better records in the top 20. Once again it is the
Football Thesaurus that retroactively awards it. Alabama finished 3rd in the SEC that
1961 National Championship- Finally a legitimate NC. One poll didn't give it to Bama
1964 National Championship- While the AP did award the NC to Bama (10-1-0),
Arkansas had the better record, 11-0. Alabama played Texas in their bowl and LOST.
The AP final poll was before the bowl.
1965 National Championship- The AP gave this to Bama. That year there were three
teams with better records than Bama. Bama 9-1-1, Michigan St 10-1-0, Arkansas
10-1-0, Nebraska 10-1-0.
1973 National Championship- AP puts Bama 4th after their bowl game loss. Bama
claims a NC from the UPI poll that was taken before they met Notre Dame in the bowl
game and lost. There were 3 teams with better records than Bama that year. The
embarrassment of naming Alabama number one caused the UPI to name champions
after bowl games.
1978 National Championship- AP gives this to Alabama(11-1-0) even though USC
(12-1-0) had the better record Guess who Alabama lost to that year? USC!!!!!!!!!. UPI
gave the NC to USC.
1979 National Championship- Their second legitimate NC. Their first Unanimous
NC.1992 National Championship- Their third legitimate NC. Their second Unanimous