Nick Saban Ranked Alabama Comically High In Final Coaches Poll Ballot

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Nick Saban believes his Alabama team this past season was the second best squad in America.

The Crimson Tide had to watch the College Football Playoff from home after losing two games during the regular season to Tennessee and LSU.

However, that didn’t stop Saban from believing his squad was the second best in all of college football.

In his final ballot of the season for the Coaches Poll, the seven-time national champion ranked Alabama second in America. Only Georgia was higher. He ranked Alabama higher than the rest of the playoff field, despite the fact TCU and Michigan both finished with more wins.

Nick Saban is a confident man.

For the record, Alabama had a very solid season and finished 11-2 after winning the Sugar Bowl against Kansas State.

There’s no doubt the Crimson Tide had a great year. However, ranking Alabama ahead of the rest of the playoff field is truly hilarious. That’s the kind of confidence that you kind of need to be a champion, but it’s also borderline delusional.

How can you justify ranking a team that didn’t even make the CFP ahead of the rest of the playoff field, other than Georgia?

Nick Saban ranked Alabama second in his final Coaches Poll ballot. (Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

It really does seem like Nick Saban is going to enter next season with a massive chip on his shoulder. David Pollack declared Georgia has college football’s new juggernaut and Paul Finebaum said the era of Saban controlling the sport is over.

If their goal was to light a fire under the legendary Alabama coach, mission accomplished. Nick Saban is going to be coming for scalps in 2023.

Is the era of Nick Saban dominating college football over? (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Still, ranking your team with two losses number two in America is legit hilarious. Do we think Saban is a bit bitter towards the playoff committee or not? The answer is obviously yes.

Written by David Hookstead

David is a college football fanatic who foolishly convinces himself every season the Wisconsin Badgers will finally win a national title. Has been pretending to be a cowboy ever since the first episode of Yellowstone aired.


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  1. I respectfully disagree with you. You make fun of Saban’s ranking Bama so high but do you really think they couldn’t have beaten almost all the teams Smart had ranked above them? TCU? Haha! You are only on his shit because they, deservedly so, were not selected to the CFP. But c’mon they were very good. Saying Saban is delusional about his rankings is hyperbole.

    • I agree with Dun. Like Saban said before the playoff field was set; would you honestly favor TCU or UofM over Alabama if they were to play head to head? both the Frogs and Wolverines played soft schedules to get themselves into the playoff, then got embarrassed

  2. “Seven rings” and legitimate claim to be “the best coach in college football history” has certainly prepared Nick Saban to the realities of that lofty claim …. that he (1) will be unduly worshipped by “his” team’s fans (UNTIL /unless he leaves them i.e. LSU) … (2) will be demeaned, second-guessed and insulted by every goggle-eyed “message board monkey” who ever finished 5th in his local bar’s fantasy league.

    I don’t know “Nick” but I doubt he worries too much about “some fanboy named “David” on Outkick called me delusional…” Picking his own team so high will certainly incite David’s fellow message board monkeys who are easily incited. As Nick and “Miss Terry” enjoy their morning coffee at their lake house outside Tuscaloosa I suspect they appreciate their well-earned “good life”.

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