Wall Street traders, even the Irish among them, could be excused today for letting out a "Roll Tide!" cheer.
As college football fans turn their attention to tonight's national championship game, investors might like to know that the stock market performs much better in the year following when the Alabama Crimson Tide wears the crown as opposed to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
When 'Bama reigns, the market, in fact, rises an average of 1.95 percent - modest, to be sure, but better than the average 1.38 percent loss it posts when the Irish wear the crown, according to Bespoke Investment Group.
The Tide have won 14 championships as opposed to Notre Dame's 11. (Read More: Notre Dame vs. Alabama, Likely Most Wagered BCS Game)
In recent times, the disparity has been even clearer.