Alabama’s dynasty didn’t disappear after loss to Ole Miss, after all
When the University of Alabama lost to Ole Miss (43-37) in its SEC opener of 2015, many national media writers believed it was the end of a dynasty. Many articles were published after the loss that doubted the Tide’s capabilities: No one fears Alabama anymore (CBSSports.com), Why Alabama’s loss to Ole Miss could mean end of dynasty (Yahoo Sports), At Alabama, doubt replaces dynasty (USA Today Sports).
However, Bama proved its dynasty didn’t go anywhere when they won the 2015 national championship later that season. They also haven’t lost an SEC game since, winning 17 games in a row from the 2015 to 2016 season.
The Tide has dominated the SEC since their loss, winning 17 conference games in a row. From those 17 games, Bama has a combined score of 602-245, for an average of 35.4-14.4.
Bama’s two closest games during the streak have been wins over Tennessee and Ole Miss by five points. The biggest blowout of those 17 games was against Mississippi State in 2016, winning 51-3. The only shutout was against LSU in 2016 (10-0).
It’s safe to say that even a dynasty like Alabama has a loss every now and then. But picking up 17 consecutive SEC wins after their loss to Ole Miss is proof that the Tide’s dynasty didn’t disappear.
Alabama’s first SEC game of the 2017 season is on Sep. 23 at Vanderbilt.