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Alabama comes in at No. 1 in USA Today preseason Coaches Poll

Alabama vs Georgia Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban Photo by Jeff Hanso
Photo by Jeff Hanson

To little surprise, Alabama took the No. 1 ranking in the USA Today AFCA preseason Coaches Poll which was released on Monday.

Within the voting, the Crimson Tide earned 54 of the possible 66 first-place votes as the defending national champions, Georgia, earned the next most with six and Ohio State finishing just behind with five first-place votes.

Although the Bulldogs earned more first-place votes, the Buckeyes were ranked as the No. 2 team in the nation with the defending champions slated at No. 3.

The top 25 includes four other SEC teams including Texas A&M (No. 7), Kentucky (No. 21), Arkansas (No. 23) and Ole Miss (No. 24).

Below are the full top 25 rankings:

  1. Alabama
  2. Ohio State
  3. Georgia
  4. Clemson
  5. Notre Dame
  6. Michigan
  7. Texas A&M
  8. Utah
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Baylor
  11. Oklahoma State
  12. Oregon
  13. North Carolina State
  14. Michigan
  15. USC
  16. Pittsburgh
  17. Miami
  18. Texas
  19. Wake Forest
  20. Wisconsin
  21. Kentucky
  22. Cincinnati
  23. Arkansas
  24. Ole Miss
  25. Houston

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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77

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