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Alabama ranked No. 1 in ESPN’s Top-10 Preseason Power Rankings

Bryce Young holds football at Alabama 2020 fall practice
Photo by Kent Gidley of Alabama Athletics

The expectation national media has for Nick Saban is Alabama football to reload each year.

Nothing has changed as ESPN released its Preseason Top-10 Power Rankings on Tuesday.

Despite the offensive talent it lost to the National Football League, the Crimson Tide opened as the top-ranked team in college football. Bryce Young, a sophomore, takes over the starting job at quarterback. After losing Steve Sarkisian to Texas, Bill O’Brien has been hired to coordinate the offensive attack.

Alabama returns major experience on defense for the first time since 2017, and the group will be fearsome.

Coach Saban is going after his eighth national title, and the program is trying to win back-to-back titles since 2011-12 seasons.

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Fall practice begins Friday for the Crimson Tide.

Georgia (No. 4) and Texas A&M (No. 6) are the other two schools in the Southeastern Conference represented in the Top-10.

Alabama defeated both teams by 14+ points in the 2020 campaign.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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