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Rating the 2016 SEC recruiting classes

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Rating the 2016 SEC recruiting classes

The addition of Jamar King at the last moment brought Alabama up to a rating of “Excellent” in the “Needs Filled” category; otherwise, it would have been hard to rank the Crimson Tide No. 1 in the country overall over Florida State. Alabama, over the past few years, has finished with at least one position group’s worth of signees somewhere to be called best-in-class; in 2016, Alabama did it for at least one position group and maybe as many as three. Alabama got the nation’s best linebacker haul, picking up three 10.0-rated prospects on Signing Day: Ben Davis, Lyndell Wilson and Terrell Hall. But Alabama also was in the running for best OL class, headed by Jonah Williams

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Recruiting: Alabama’s 2016 class goes the blue-collar route

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Recruiting: Alabama’s 2016 class goes the blue-collar route

Alabama signed seven players who ranked a perfect 10.0 on TideFans.com/NARCAS’s 10-point scale, down from 11 a year ago. Alabama’s 25 signees averaged a rating of 9.79, a bit off last year’s 9.86, which tied for the highest-measured Alabama class in school history, along with the 2012 class. Alabama was able to maintain a high ranking nationally, relative to other top classes, in part due to the lack of concentration of the top available players at any one school.

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Alabama 82, Mississippi State 80 (OT): Tide emerges battered, bruised – but not beaten

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Alabama 82, Mississippi State 80 (OT): Tide emerges battered, bruised – but not beaten

It took an extra five minutes, but Alabama finally got its first conference road win, rallying from a seven-point deficit in the closing minutes and a four-point hole in overtime to knock off Mississippi State 82-80.

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Cold weather can’t stop the celebration of #16

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Cold weather can’t stop the celebration of #16

Cold weather in Tuscaloosa on Saturday didn’t stop Coach Nick Saban, his players, and the thousands of fans who showed up to celebrate Alabama’s sixteenth national championship. Here are some pictures from the celebration.

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LSU 72, Alabama 70: Tigers get a scare, but Tide gets another loss

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LSU 72, Alabama 70: Tigers get a scare, but Tide gets another loss

Alabama battled valiantly all day against faster, deeper, more talented LSU, but was done in by an offensive rebound, as Tim Quarterman put back his own miss with 33 seconds left to give the Tigers a 72-70 win in Tuscaloosa.

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Bama’s upset dreams hinge on frontcourt revival

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Bama’s upset dreams hinge on frontcourt revival

Can the Crimson Tide avoid being dazzled by the Ben Simmons circus? The freshman sensation may well be preparing for his first NBA All-Star Game this time next year, but he is coming off a bad game too. Of course, bad for Simmons still translates into 10 points, 11 rebounds and five assists to remain among the top five SEC players in all three categories.

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Auburn 83, Alabama 77: Obasohan lone bright spot in bitter loss

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Auburn 83, Alabama 77: Obasohan lone bright spot in bitter loss

Without Obasohan this team would be doomed to a losing record – and might be anyway. Credit to Auburn, which rode the momentum of its second (and final?) home sellout of the season and dust off all your favorite clichés about rivalries, but this is the first time Johnson’s team has lost against an opponent that didn’t have a clear talent advantage. Auburn is now 3-3 in the SEC, but still just 9-8 overall and unlikely to reach the postseason with a paper-thin bench and over-reliance on 3-pointers.

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VU 71-UA 63: Nashville demons get the best of Bama once again

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VU 71-UA 63: Nashville demons get the best of Bama once again

The likely focus of Avery Johnson’s practices this week. While it never really felt like it at the time, the stats show this game was there for the taking. Alabama shot a more-than-respectable 48.1 percent from the field and out-rebounded a taller, more athletic Vandy team 39-29. But the Tide blew it largely at the free throw line with an atrocious 7-for-20 effort, which doesn’t account for the foul shots Bama didn’t get to take after missing on the front end of multiple 1-and-1 opportunities. By contrast the Commodores grinded out a 22-for-36 showing at the line.

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Championship wrap-up: Bama defied doubters to bring home title No. 16

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Championship wrap-up: Bama defied doubters to bring home title No. 16

There have been other Nick Saban-coached teams in Tuscaloosa that were expected to win championships; some did, some didn’t. Until it became obvious to everyone just how talented Alabama’s defensive front seven really was, the 2015 Crimson Tide weren’t really considered a title favorite in the preseason. This was going to be a blue-collar team with a lot of flaws. It might still be, but now, it is also champions.

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