Paul Finebaum and an Alabama fan debated the best college football team in the country in 2016.
Clemson defeated Alabama in the National Championship Game this year. The Tigers avenged their loss to the Tide in last season’s title game with a 35-31 win.
Despite the loss, Alabama fans still believe the Tide are the No. 1 team in the country. One Alabama fan called into The Paul Finebaum Show to discuss that point.
Generally speaking, the College Football Playoff National Championship Game is designed to decide the best team in the country. After winning its semifinal game against Ohio State and the championship against Alabama, most would conclude Clemson is the best team in the country.
Now, after star quarterback Deshaun Watson leaves for the NFL and Alabama brings in yet another No. 1 recruiting class, perhaps the Tide can overtake the Tigers next year. As it stands now, only one team can claim they are the reigning college football champions.