12 wild stats from college football regular season

12Alabama’s smallest margin of victory

Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports

Four teams — Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and UCF — ended the regular season undefeated. Clemson clipped Texas A&M by two points and Syracuse by four, while Notre Dame had four victories of seven points or less. UCF edged Memphis 31-30.


For those programs, the most important thing was the victory; Winning is better than losing. But the Crimson Tide hardly broke a sweat. They defeated every opponent by at least 22 points; only Texas A&M and Mississippi State were within 28 points all season. That’s a ridiculous level of dominance.