Well, Steely Dan didn't reference USC or Nebraska as winners in the world. Checkmate.Alabama didn't win a national title in 71 or 72 and had a three-loss season in 1976. The Tide won one national championship 1966-77 and had two basic .500 seasons in there. I'd be inclined to actually call 1960-1981 a dynasty all on its own, but given the parameters, I can't.
And yes, I know we got hosed in the polls.