College football’s pack will chase Alabama from the start.
The Crimson Tide sit atop The Associated Press’ preseason Top 25 Poll, which it released Monday afternoon. Alabama opens the season as the nation’s top team for the second consecutive season, and Nick Saban’s group is hoping to end the campaign as national champion for the fifth time since 2009.
No 2. Ohio State, No. 3 Florida State, No. 4 USC and defending champion No. 5 Clemson round out the top five. They’ll be among the favorites to challenge Alabama for the national championship.
Here’s the entire poll.
2. Ohio State
3. Florida State
6. Penn State
10. Oklahoma State
19. South Florida
20. Kansas State
21. Virginia Tech
22. West Virginia
24. Washington State
Alabama also earned the top ranking in the top 25 coaches poll released earlier this month.
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