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Week one of college football is over, and though the top 25 poll looks the same, there was one adjustment made. Alabama was bumped up to No. 2, after its convincing 35-17 win over Wisconsin last week at AT&T Stadium. The Crimson Tide will face eight Southeastern Conference opponents’ in the top 25, including six in the SEC West.

Alabama began the preseason ranked No. 3 nationally, according to the Associated Press. Listed below is the new top 25 for this week.

Top 25 college football rankings (ESPN)

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

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

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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