Championship Crimson Tide state case as 'the best team to ever play'

Crimson Tide photos / Alabama senior receiver had 12 first-half catches for 215 yards and three touchdowns during Monday night's 52-24 pummelling of Ohio State.

Having won seven national championships in college football, including six with Alabama, coach Nick Saban isn't about to rank his title teams.

Yet there is little doubt the 2020 Crimson Tide will be tough to top moving forward.

"This team showed great perseverance and great resiliency," Saban said Tuesday on a Zoom call. "This was kind of the ultimate team. It was like a high school team in terms of how they got along together and how they supported each other and how they played together and how they overcame adversity. We've had teams here that have probably had more talent overall that never accomplished what this team accomplished.

"It's very difficult to go undefeated, and it's very difficult to deal with success, but whatever the challenge was for this team, they were able to do it.