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Associated Press released top 25 preseason poll, Alabama at No. 1

Alabama coach Nick Saban talking with Florida coach Jim McElwain during 2015 SEC title game: Cedric Mason - Touchdown Alabama Magazine

With college football returning in two weeks, the Associated Press became the second media site to release a preseason poll.

News broke Sunday morning concerning the preseason rankings, as the AP voted Alabama at No. 1. It joins the USA Today Amway Coaches Poll, who voted the Crimson Tide as the top-ranked program earlier this summer.

LSU, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Georgia and Florida all join Alabama in the top 25, representing the Southeastern Conference at Nos. 5, 9, 11, 18 and 25 respectively.

Head coach Nick Saban and Alabama return much talent on both sides of the ball; however, it looks for players to emerge in replacing leaders that were lost to the National Football League.

The Tide will face Southern California on Saturday, Sept. 3 for the Advocare Classic at AT&T Stadium.

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

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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