The other four preseason No. 1 teams that have spent longer at No. 1 than Alabama all either lost in a bowl game (Nebraska, 1983; Southern California, 2005; Ohio State 2006) or lost in a conference title game (Oklahoma, 2003).
Baylor overtook Ohio State in the Associated Press college football poll and Alabama became just the seventh team to hold the No. 1 ranking for 13 straight polls in a season.
The Tide face Chattanooga this week, part of the SEC's scheduling strategy to work in a late season breather. Florida State has embraced it as well. The Seminoles play Idaho.