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majoredinwhitehorse
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Bama has accomplished so much, so why?
1941 Final AP poll

1-Minnesota
14-Georgia
16-Miss St -SEC champion
17-Ole Miss
18-Tennessee
20-Alabama - National Champions

?????


biggsc
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re: Bama has accomplished so much, so why?


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CapstoneGrad06
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re: Bama has accomplished so much, so why?
Because they can.


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FearlessFreep
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re: Bama has accomplished so much, so why?
What makes it more amusing is that it wasn't claimed until 1984.


bbeck
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re: Bama has accomplished so much, so why?
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so why?

Why do u care?


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McGregor
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re: Bama has accomplished so much, so why?
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What makes it more amusing is that it wasn't claimed until 1984.

is it more amusing than the one you claim after going on probation for paying your players?


lsufball19
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re: Bama has accomplished so much, so why?
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What makes it more amusing is that it wasn't claimed until 1984.

It would be akin to bleacher report crowning retroactive champs in a "user friendly" slideshow and those teams actually claiming those titles in their official records.


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AHM21
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re: Bama has accomplished so much, so why?
Because of 1941?


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pvilleguru
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re: Bama has accomplished so much, so why?
Because frick you. We do what we want.


skrayper
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re: Bama has accomplished so much, so why?
The actual story?

At one point, there was a list of polls that were considered pretty legit before we got to where we are now. One of these was the Houlgate poll. It was one of the few to directly correlate with the SOS.

That's not a defense, btw - I still think it's silly to claim it. That said, titles post-1950 had to be major wire (AP or UPI/Coaches') but before then there was some leeway.

Some fans, because of this, consider it in lieu of the 1966 title when Alabama was the only team with a perfect record, but finished #3 behind Notre Dame and Michigan State, who tied each other and finished #1 and #2. Neither team played in a bowl game (and this was when the title was awarded before bowl games). So Alabama took out their frustrations on #6 Nebraska 34-7 in the Orange Bowl. That's still not a defense of claiming the 1941 poll, TBH.

Personally, I usually just point to the Wire Press polls, and for the great teams of the 20s and 30s just remark that Alabama had great teams then and were multiple Rose Bowl winners, back when that was pretty much the pinnacle of the season.


Herman Frisco
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re: Bama has accomplished so much, so why?
It was only a half a championship so there is that.


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Decker
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re: Bama has accomplished so much, so why?
It was actually incredible foresight. They claimed 11 titles during the eighties, so that the 92 title (during Alabama's centennial year of football) would be the 12th. This added a double meaning to the commonly displayed classic Alabama helmet with the number 12, and helped get a lot of people through the lean years between Stallings and Saban.


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Commander Data
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re: Bama has accomplished so much, so why?
If it makes you feel better then don't recognize it bro. It is amazing that right now this is what you guys have to dig up to troll us with. Life is good...


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PearlJam
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re: Bama has accomplished so much, so why?
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so why?
Dick measuring contest with Notre Dame.


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Aman
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re: Bama has accomplished so much, so why?
What a new and interesting topic!


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NYCAuburn
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re: Bama has accomplished so much, so why?
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One of these was the Houlgate poll. I


not in 1941, it was a regional poll for some newspapers.

And the crazier fact is somehow the Houlgate 1941 poll actually changed the champion to Bama sometime in the 60's. In '41, they didnt actually win it(Houlgate)
MN 1st in Deke Houlgates final poll



As to the OP, Why?
This post was edited on 10/4 at 12:23 pm


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elposter
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re: Bama has accomplished so much, so why?
To give you something to talk about.


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pvilleguru
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re: Bama has accomplished so much, so why?
I'm fine with only claiming 15.


elposter
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re: Bama has accomplished so much, so why?
I remember pre-Saban when disputing the number of Alabama national titles was serious business. But now? After 4 more national championships and in the middle of one of the most impressive runs in college football history? Who gives a shite about 1941?


AHM21
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re: Bama has accomplished so much, so why?
I’m fine with claiming nine or ten. It’s still more than anyone else in the modern era of college football.


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