USA Today breaks down Alabama

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    • Alabama has won three of the last four national championships under coach Nick Saban

    • No team in the poll era (since 1936) has won four titles during a five-year span

    • The only team that can stop Alabama is Alabama
    ...Alabama's battling Texas A&M, LSU, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina for the top spot in the SEC. The Crimson Tide are also tussling with Stanford, Oregon and Ohio State for national supremacy, albeit from a distance. But more than anything – or anyone, or any single team – Alabama is battling history.

    Alabama is one of three FBS programs in the poll era – since the start of the 1936 season – to notch three national titles during a four-year span: Notre Dame took home the title in 1946, 1947 and 1949, and Nebraska did the same in 1994, 1995 and 1997. No team in the poll era has won four championships during a five-year span.

    History is a juggernaut, full of five-star recruits, led by legends, piloted by All-Americans. History battles the present every fall; history always wins – or almost always wins, at least. History makes Ohio State look like Ohio Wesleyan. Can Alabama beat history? If anyone can, it's the Crimson Tide. But who can beat Alabama...?

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