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Alabama ranked No. 5 in Sports Illustrated’s top 25 preseason poll

Photo by: Cedric Mason/TDAL Magazine

Sports Illustrated has spoken.

The esteemed sports magazine released its top 25 preseason college football rankings Wednesday, and six SEC West teams made the cut. Alabama comes in at No. 5, behind Notre Dame, TCU and Auburn. Ohio State reigns supreme on the list as the No.1 team.

The Crimson Tide is ranked No. 3, according to the Amway Coaches’ Poll.

Listed below is the entire top 25 preseason rankings from Sports Illustrated.


1. Ohio State Buckeyes

2. Auburn Tigers

3. TCU Horned Frogs

4. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

5. Alabama Crimson Tide

6.  Baylor Bears

7. Michigan State Spartans

8. Southern California (USC) Trojans

9. Florida State Seminoles

10. Oregon Ducks

11. Georgia Bulldogs

12. Clemson Tigers

13. Ole Miss Rebels

14. UCLA Bruins

15. Arizona Wildcats

16. Boise State Broncos

17. Arizona State Sun Devils

18. Stanford Cardinal

19. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

20. Missouri Tigers

21. Oklahoma Sooners

22. Arkansas Razorbacks

23. LSU Tigers

24. Wisconsin Badgers

25. Mississippi State Bulldogs


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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