Alabama Crimson Tide
The Crimson Tide was an overwhelming choice, receiving 58 of 62 first-place votes. Oklahoma State is the highest ranked Big 12 school at 14.
Trevor Lacey scored 14 points and hit the game-winning jumper with 9 seconds left as Alabama overcame a 14-point first-half deficit to edge Texas A&M 50-49 Saturday.
Fresh off winning his third national title in four seasons, Alabama coach Nick Saban reiterated Tuesday that he’s not interested in returning to the NFL. And he sounded testy about having to answer the question again.
The BCS title game’s preliminary television rating is up from last season, but the lopsided score kept viewership down.
When Alabama’s first-team offense came off the field for the final time in the BCS championship game, center Barrett Jones skipped toward the bench like a 302-pound schoolboy, waving his arms toward the cheering Crimson Tide fans.
Kelsey Bone had 20 points and 14 rebounds as No. 24 Texas A&M opened Southeastern Conference play with a 91-52 victory over Alabama on Thursday night.
Kansas State and Oregon are now on course to play for the BCS national championship. After Alabama was upset by Texas A&M, the new BCS standings have the Wildcats (.9674) first and the Ducks (.9497) second.
Texas won its third NCAA men’s golf championship on Sunday, defeating Alabama on a 20-foot birdie putt made by senior Dylan Frittelli from South Africa.
Alabama’s Josh Chapman insists it’s easy to get up for opponents like North Texas, who presumably can’t match the Crimson Tide.