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Alabama ranked No.3 in the preseason Coaches’ Poll

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The coaches have spoken, and for the seventh time since 2009, Alabama is ranked in the top five. The Crimson Tide will enter this season ranked No.3 nationally, behind TCU and Ohio State. According to ESPN’s football power index, Alabama has the toughest schedule.

It’s projected to win 8.7 games and has a 12.9 percent chance of winning the Southeastern Conference. Head coach Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide start fall camp on August 6.

Listed below are the top 25 preseason rankings, according to the Amway Coaches’ Poll.

  1. Ohio State
  2. TCU
  3. Alabama
  4. Baylor
  5. Oregon
  6. Michigan State
  7. Auburn
  8. Florida State
  9. Georgia
  10. USC
  11. Notre Dame
  12. Clemson
  13. LSU
  14. UCLA
  15. Ole Miss
  16. Arizona State
  17. Georgia Tech
  18. Wisconsin
  19. Oklahoma
  20. Arkansas
  21. Stanford
  22. Arizona
  23. Missouri
  24. Boise State
  25. Tennessee


Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama Magazine, Pick Six Previews and SB Nation. You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future.

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