3. 2020 Alabama (13-0)
All-Time Season Score: 27.2800
Had Alabama been able to play a normal slate of 15 games – a 12-game regular season, an SEC Championship, and two College Football Playoff games – it still would’ve taken a push to get to the top spot, but it likely would’ve been really, really close.
This was just the second unbeaten national championship of Nick Saban’s seven, and in a year full of toughness and hardship, it turned out to be his easiest season – at least in terms of on-field drama.
The offense was unstoppable, averaging over 48 points per game and without a whole lot of drama on the field. There weren’t any close games outside of the SEC Championship against Florida – and Bama would’ve been in the College Football Playoff even with a loss – with the team taking its foot off the gas in the games it didn’t score in the 50s.
The other problem with the ranking in this formula was how the schedule was formatted. In a normal year, most of the SEC opponents would’ve had better records thanks to their non-conference slates, but Bama also would’ve had some easy wins – like against UT Martin – to bring things slightly down.