College football has been flooded with trendy uniforms, but classic colors are still special to the game. Who has the best traditional threads?
Uniforms, especially in college football, are unique. Each team has its own style and persona. A variety of sponsors have provided interesting takes on the uniforms of some of the most storied programs in the history of the sport. That’s led to new ideas, and those have their place, but there’s something about tradition that is ingrained into the DNA of college football.
Teams will continue to push the envelop regarding the uniform. Oregon has become famous for their myriad of new schemes and looks thanks to their Nike ties.
With that being said, there is still a big draw to the more traditional college football uniforms. To honor that, here is a countdown of the 10 best traditional college football uniforms.
Alabama is one of the rare teams in college football that has never truly experimented with an alternate uniform. Other than adding a special Nike logo to their jersey during the College Football Playoff, it is unlikely the Crimson Tide will ever change their classic look.
There’s nothing flashy about the Tide’s uniform combination, but not putting them somewhere on this list would be sinful to the game. Alabama is one of the premier teams that don the crimson color and the hue is strongly correlated with the football team and its tradition.
The one aspect I do like about Alabama’s kits are the helmets. Most teams nowadays have a logo or some kind of enlarged figure that’s slapped on the side of the helmet. Alabama has the vintage one stripe look with the numbers on the sides. This is a distinct feature for Alabama football and it certainly adds a touch of individualism because each player has a different number on their helmet.
If there is one team that sports the crimson color well, it’s the Alabama Crimson Tide.