Ohio State star forward Jared Sullinger cuts down his slice of the net after Ohio State reached the Final Four.
At the very least, Alabama snapped a four-year drought of the college football champion not appearing in the NCAA tournament.
That the Tide lost in the closing seconds to Creighton in their first game means little. The connection had been reestablished for the first time since Florida won the 2006 football national title, and the 2006-07 basketball championship.
Here are the nation’s top 10 dual-sport schools, the best combination of elite football and basketball programs. This isn’t just a one-year ranking; it’s about the present and future of the two sports.