Alabama Tops AP’s Preseason Football Poll

Alabama snagged the top spot in The Associated Press preseason college football poll as the team sets its sights on a third-straight national title.

The AP writes:

“The [Crimson] Tide received 58 of 60 first-place votes from the media panel to easily outdistance No. 2 Ohio State and match Florida in 2009 for the highest percentage of first-place votes received in the 63-year history of the preseason rankings.

The Buckeyes received one first-place vote.

Oregon is No. 3, followed by Stanford and Georgia, which received the other first-place vote.”

The poll results mirror the USAToday Sports football coaches poll released Aug. 1. In the USAToday ranking, Alabama was the overwhelming choice, topping 58 of 62 ballots.

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