These days, Alabama being the AP's No. 1-ranked team is about as newsworthy as water being wet.
The Tide is already riding a record streak of 11 consecutive seasons with at least one No. 1 ranking and is one of just two programs to earn three consecutive preseason No. 1 rankings, but Saturday's 57-7 trouncing of Arkansas State allowed Alabama to remain at No. 1 this week, which is significant for two reasons.
First, it was Alabama's 76th win as the AP's No. 1 team, which sets a new record.
Second, and most significantly, it allowed Alabama to pass Ohio State for most overall weeks at No. 1.
Alabama has now sat atop the AP poll for 106 weeks, which surpasses Ohio State's mark of 105. Oklahoma sits in third at 101, followed by Notre Dame's 98 and USC's 91.
What's more, the Arkansas State win was also a milestone for Alabama's AP poll dominance in the Nick Saban era.
Remember when this happened?
Michael Crabtree's iconic catch knocked off No. 1 Texas back on Nov. 1, 2008, and the following day's AP poll lifted Alabama -- who happened to beat Arkansas State earlier that day -- to the No. 1 spot for the first time since the Crimson Tide won the 1992 national championship.
And now it is the same Arkansas State program that allowed Alabama to be No. 1 among No. 1s.
As the Associated Press notes, Alabama has been No. 1 a whopping 75 times under Saban, starting with that 2008 Arkansas State win, which would rank ahead of Florida State (72) for the sixth most among all FBS programs by itself.