Alabama Ranked #1, Auburn #9 in Preseason AP Poll
The Crimson Tide is just the second team to be ranked No. 1 in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll for three straight seasons. Alabama received 42 out of 61 first-place votes.
No. 2 Clemson received 18 first-place votes. Georgia is No. 3 and Wisconsin is fourth. The Badgers received one first-place vote. Ohio State was ranked fifth.
The preseason AP poll started in 1950 and since then only Oklahoma from 1985-87 had started No. 1 in three straight years until now.
The Southeastern Conference comes in with five teams in the Top 25 (Alabama #1, Georgia #3, Auburn #9, Miss. State #18, LSU #25). The Big Ten also has five teams while the Big 12 and ACC each had four.
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