Alabama’s SEC record of 7-23 is still fresh. The Crimson Tide suffered one more sweep over the weekend to finish the season at Georgia, eliminating the team from the conference tournament for the third straight season. It’s also the third straight season in which Alabama finished last or tied for last in the conference.
There are other markers for the season that appear more positive. Alabama’s 23-3 nonconference record was the best mark the program posted in the regular season since 2002, when the team went 24-3. That number was anchored by a 13-1 record in midseason games and a 13-3 record against in-state opponents, though three of Alabama’s in-state games were SEC matchups against Auburn.
Alabama was ranked 42nd in the RPI after the weekend’s games wrapped up. That number will continue to shift as other teams continue their season and Alabama’s opponents are factored in based on their postseason performances. But that RPI ranking was also higher than any the program has posted since 2015.
No Alabama player was listed among the All-SEC honorees announced by the conference on Monday. The Crimson Tide was one of four schools without a player named first- or second-team All-SEC but was the only school to be shut out from the awards entirely. Alabama was also shut out from the 2018 awards.
No Alabama player was named to the all-freshman team or the all-defensive team this year. The all-freshman team featured nine pitchers and only three hitters.