No. 1-ranked Alabama took over first place in another category this weekend, and it could provide the Tide with more incentive for their SEC home game Saturday against Ole Miss.
The Crimson Tide now have the nation’s longest active home winning streak after Texas Tech’s 27-24 victory against Houston on Saturday ended the Cougars’ streak at 16.
Alabama has won 14 consecutive games at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, per NCAA.com, ahead of Southern California (12), Michigan and Penn State (10 each). Auburn has the SEC’s second-longest home winning streak at seven.
Alabama’s current streak is modest compared to the longest in school history — 57 from 1963-1982, topped only by Miami ‘s 58 from 1985-94.
On Saturday, the Tide can extend their streak against the last road team to win in Tuscaloosa. Ole Miss, which visits Alabama at 9 p.m. ET Saturday (ESPN), upset the Tide 43-37 on Sept. 19, 2015, at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
In fact, the Rebels have outscored Alabama 109-102 in their last three meetings. Two of Alabama’s five SEC losses since 2011 have come against Ole Miss, including 23-17 in 2014. Last year, the Tide held off Ole Miss 48-43 in Oxford.
MyBookie has not listed odds for the game, but Vegas Insider lists Alabama as 28-point favorites.