Alabama is number one for the third straight year in the Associated Press preseason Top 25 poll. It’s the second time since 1950 that one team has been the top ranked team three straight seasons in the preseason poll. The Crimson Tide join Oklahoma who did it from 1985-87.
Clemson is second in the preseason poll, followed by Georgia, Wisconsin and Ohio State in the top five. The next five are Washington, Oklahoma, Miami, Auburn and Penn State.