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Alabama football ranked No. 1 in Associated Press Top 25 Preseason Poll

Nick Saban running during practice at fall camp for Alabama
Photo by Kent Gidley of Alabama Athletics

Alabama football will open its season versus the Miami Hurricanes in three weeks.

The USA Today Coaches Poll ranked the Crimson Tide at No. 1 for the preseason, and the Associated Press did the same.

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According to the publication, Alabama is the top-ranked entering the season. Nick Saban is looking to build off a perfect campaign in 2020 with another national championship. The Tide lost players to the National Football League, especially on offense, but it returns a capable team. Bryce Young replaces Mac Jones at quarterback, and Bill O’Brien is calling the offense.

Defensively, this should be the best group Alabama has had since 2017.

Listed below is the Top 25 Preseason Poll from the AP.

1. Alabama

2. Oklahoma

3. Clemson

4. Ohio State

5. Georgia

6. Texas A&M

7. Iowa State

8. Cincinnati

9. Notre Dame

10. North Carolina

11. Oregon

12. Wisconsin

13. Florida

14. Miami (FL)

15. Southern California (USC)

16. LSU

17. Indiana

18. Iowa

19. Penn State

20. Washington

21. Texas

22. Coastal Carolina

23. Louisiana-Lafayette

24. Utah

25. Arizona State

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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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