Ranking every Alabama College Football Playoff game of the four-team era

Michigan knocked out Alabama in the Rose Bowl to end the Crimson Tide's storied run of dominance over the four-team CFP era, but where does it rank among the best games in Alabama CFP history?
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12. 2021 Cotton Bowl: No. 1 Alabama 27 No. 4 Cincinnati 6

Cincinnati absolutely deserved to be the first non-power five team to make the College Football Playoff, but that doesn’t mean they were on the same level as Alabama. Sauce Gardner and Coby Bryant held Bryce Young to 181 passing yards, but Bama ran for 301 yards including 204 on 26 carries from Brian Robinson.