Because the teams haven't met since 2011 and only three times since 2003 despite being in the same conference, their all-time series — and what once was a legitimate rivalry — is rarely talked about, largely because it's been irrelevant for decades.
Not only have they not met as 3-0 teams in 87 years, it's been 33 years since a 3-0 Vanderbilt team played Alabama. It's even been 29 years since Vandy entered the game 2-0.
As the Commodores prepare to face the mighty Tide in Week 4, here are five staggering numbers from the Alabama-dominated series.
Alabama beat Vanderbilt 21-0 in Birmingham in October 1960. It was the first of 44 wins in 46 games for the Tide, giving them a 44-2 record over the last 58 years.
Their average margin of victory in those 44 wins: 21.8 points.
For a short period of time, Vanderbilt actually owned Alabama, losing only two of 13 games from 1947-59 (four ties). At this point, the Tide held just a one-game advantage in the all-time series, 16-17-4.
Vandy also dominated the early era of the series, winning eight of their first 10 matchups. However, those 10 games came over a 27-year period (1903-29), therefore it was hardly an annual edge over the Tide.
Since Alabama began their near-annual destruction of Vandy in 1960, they've had 261 NFL Draft picks, compared to the Commodores' 75 (since the 1961 NFL Draft).
That means Bama has had an average of 3.3 more players drafted each year for the last 57 years.
Between 1957-66, Alabama went 7-0-3 against Vandy, during which the Commodres scored 45 total points, or just three fewer than the Tide scored in the 1966 game alone (42-6).
Alabama pitched a shutout in their last meeting, a 34-0 shellacking in Tuscaloosa in October 2011. It was the 14th time Vandy failed to score in the series, meaning they've posted goose eggs in 17.3 percent of the total games.