Record: 11 - 0
Finish: 1961 National Champions, Sugar Bowl: Won
Coach: Paul "Bear" Bryant
Best Player: Pat Trammell

They say the first one's always the best, and in the case of legendary Alabama coach Paul Bryant, they might be right. The Bear got his first title in style. 'Bama went 11-0, scoring 297 points and giving up a laughable 25. Saying the '61 squad was Bryant's best is saying something too. The "Bear" nickname would prove to be fitting, as the coach went into beast mode and would go on to win six (half of 'Bama's 12) National Championships.