No. 1 Alabama enters the University Soccer Playoff with an 11-1 document and a likelihood to gain its seventh national championship underneath Nick Saban.
The Crimson Tide have been a CFP normal and they are hefty favorites from No. 4 Cincinnati on Dec. 31 in the Cotton Bowl Typical at AT&T Stadium.
Listed here is a nearer seem at Alabama’s playoff history, and the explanations why the Crimson Tide will (or will not likely) gain a national championship in 2021:
BENDER: Enlargement? For 2021, a four-workforce field is sufficient
Alabama’s University Soccer Playoff history
Alabama is earning its seventh University Soccer Playoff look. The Crimson Tide missed the Playoff in 2019, which broke a 5-year streak. Alabama created the CFP championship recreation in four straight seasons from 2015-eighteen, and it received national championships in 2015, 2017 and 2020
|2014||1||Misplaced to No. 4 Ohio State forty two-35|
|2015||two||Defeat No. three Michigan State 38-, Defeat No. 1 Clemson 45-forty|
|2016||1||Defeat No. 4 Washington 24-seven, Misplaced to No. two Clemson 35-31|
|2017||4||Defeat No. 1 Clemson 24-six, Defeat No. three Ga 26-23|
|2018||1||Defeat No. 4 Oklahoma 45-34, Misplaced to No. two Clemson 44-16|
|2020||1||Defeat No. 4 Notre Dame 31-14, Defeat No. three Ohio State fifty two-24|
|2021||1||vs. No. 4 Cincinnati|
This is the fifth time the Crimson Tide is No. 1 in the CFP rankings. They received the national championship as a No. 1 seed last year.
Additional: Why Ga can gain the national title | Michigan | Cincinnati
CFP championship odds
In accordance to Fanduel.com, The Crimson Tide have the very best odds to gain the national championship.
|Alabama||+a hundred and twenty|
|Ga||+one hundred thirty five|
Alabama vs. Cincinnati odds
In accordance to FanDuel.com, Alabama is a 14-position preferred from Cincinnati in the Cotton Bowl. The Crimson Tide are seven-six ATS this period. Cincinnati is 8-5 ATS.
Why Alabama will gain national title
Did you look at the Ga recreation? The Crimson Tide have the very best offense in the four-workforce playoff one that averages forty two.5 points for every recreation. Quarterback Bryce Young now is the hefty preferred to gain the Heisman Trophy. He passed for 4,322 yards, forty three TDs and four interceptions. Young was unstoppable in the SEC championship recreation and is the most-dynamic quarterback in the playoff.
The Crimson Tide will pull down a bunch of other national awards, also, like receiver Jameson Williams (1,445 yards, 15 TDs) and linebacker Will Anderson (14 sacks, 27.5 TFL). The Crimson Tide have the most talent of any workforce in the field, and Saban showed from the Bulldogs that the “disrespect card” can however be used.
Alabama has been there, performed that, and Saban is a good wager to lead them to the CFP championship recreation for the sixth time in eight several years.
Additional: Bowl tracker for 2021 postseason
Why Alabama will not likely gain national title
The Bearcats could pull an unthinkable upset, and Michigan could do the unthinkable in a rematch of the 2020 Citrus Bowl.
The greater wager would be in a rematch with Ga. The Bulldogs can make adjustments, and Alabama had difficulty working the football (26 attempts, a hundred and fifteen yards) in the initial conference.
Vast receiver John Metchie III also experienced a knee personal injury in that victory, and that could throw off the passing recreation. He had 1,142 yards (twentieth in the country) and eight touchdowns. Also, Alabama is the only workforce in the CFP that does not have a top-10 scoring defense.
Those things did not appear into participate in in the SEC title recreation, but they could in a rematch with the Bulldogs.