It took me a couple glances to make sure I wasn't seeing things. No, that number on Golfstat was right. The Alabama men had shot a 45-under 819 to win the Puerto Rico Classic on Tuesday, beating a hard charging Georgia Tech squad by four strokes.
And so running totals added another number:
Starts in 2013-14:
Wins in 2013-14:
Consecutive victories since the spring:
Starts until talk of being the greatest college team of all-time surfaces in earnest:
My favorite stat of all was the fact that in the Crimson Tide's four victories last fall, the team shot a combined 32 under par.
All this information only affirmed the results of the first spring edition of the Golf World/Nike Golf men's Division I coaches' poll -- voting closed Feb. 21 before the tournament began -- in which Alabama retained the No. 1 ranking, earning 18 of 19 first-place votes.