Jan 2, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Derrick Henry (27) runs past Oklahoma Sooners defensive back Quentin Hayes (10) for a touchdown during the third quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN SportsNation Poll Ranks Alabama Most Storied College Football Program


The Alabama Crimson Tide is the most storied program in college football, according to a poll released by ESPN SportsNation.

With 38 percent of the nearly 70,000 votes, Alabama topped Notre Dame in the poll by a slim margin. The Fighting Irish garnered 35 percent of the votes.

Alabama was tops in the southeast, obviously, but also grabbed a couple of New England states, as well as Wisconsin, Montana and Wyoming. Surprisingly, the Crimson Tide also picked up Alaska. Notre Dame was dominant in the west and northeast, and took Hawaii.

Michigan was a distant third with 13 percent, and Southern Cal took a scant 9 percent of the vote.

Oklahoma, with 5 percent of the vote, took only the state of, you guessed it, Oklahoma.

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  • TideMan

    Well Duh. Was there ever any question? Even if you only count AP poll and BCS championships Bama is the leader

    • srdfsef

      Actually ND wins in one of those categories.

      • Dan W Taliaferro

        Actually, Alabama leads with 9 AP titles (61, 64, 65, 78, 79, 92, 09, 11, 12) while ND has only 8 AP titles (43, 46, 47, 49, 66, 73, 77, 88). Alabama has 3 BCS titles (09, 11, 12) while ND has 0 BCS titles. And Alabama has won 4 titles since ND won its last one over 25 years ago.

  • tideman89

    Usually Notre Dame or Texas will edge us in a national poll like this. However, our recent success is hard to deny. RTR!!!

  • Viator16

    It only makes sense.

  • BAF Hater

    Very scientific, I like that.

  • Rogue Elephant

    Can’t find this on ESPN.
    Gotta link?

    • BamaHammer

      I’ve been digging on the SportsNation site, and haven’t found a link. The screen cap was pulled from Twitter. Cue the Auburn response that it’s a doctored photo.