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1981 Alabama Crimson Tide Schedule and Results

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Record: 9-2-1, .792 W-L% (15th of 137) ▪ Rank: 7th in Final AP Poll
Conference: SEC  ▪ Conference Record: 7-0 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bear Bryant (9-2-1)

PS/G: 24.7 (31st of 137) ▪ PA/G: 12.6 (12th of 137)
SRS: 17.07 (10th of 137) ▪ SOS: 5.98 (33rd of 137)

Bowl Game: Lost Cotton Bowl 14-12 versus Texas

AP Poll Summary

Pre 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 Final
4 2 12 10 11 7 15 11 8 7 6 4 4 3 7

12 Games

G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 Sep 5, 1981 Sat (4) Alabama @ Louisiana State SEC W 24 7 1 0 0 W 1
2 Sep 12, 1981 Sat (2) Alabama Georgia Tech Ind L 21 24 1 1 0 L 1 Birmingham, AL
3 Sep 19, 1981 Sat (12) Alabama @ Kentucky SEC W 19 10 2 1 0 W 1
4 Sep 26, 1981 Sat (10) Alabama @ Vanderbilt SEC W 28 7 3 1 0 W 2
5 Oct 3, 1981 Sat (11) Alabama Mississippi SEC W 38 7 4 1 0 W 3
6 Oct 10, 1981 Sat (7) Alabama Southern Mississippi Ind T 13 13 4 1 1 T 1 Birmingham, AL
7 Oct 17, 1981 Sat (15) Alabama Tennessee SEC W 38 19 5 1 1 W 1 Birmingham, AL
8 Oct 24, 1981 Sat (11) Alabama Rutgers Ind W 31 7 6 1 1 W 2
9 Oct 31, 1981 Sat (8) Alabama (7) Mississippi State SEC W 13 10 7 1 1 W 3
10 Nov 14, 1981 Sat (6) Alabama @ (5) Penn State Ind W 31 16 8 1 1 W 4
11 Nov 28, 1981 Sat (4) Alabama N Auburn SEC W 28 17 9 1 1 W 5 Birmingham, AL
12 Jan 1, 1982 Fri (3) Alabama N (6) Texas SWC L 12 14 9 2 1 L 1 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)