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Alabama is preseason No. 1 in Coaches Poll

Alabama sits atop the Coaches Poll before the 2017 season
Jesse Reed
Written by Jesse Reed

To nobody’s surprise, except perhaps Nick Saban himself, Alabama took the top spot in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll.

This means the Week 1 matchup everyone is buzzing about between the Crimson Tide and Seminoles will feature two of the top three teams in the nation. After ‘Bama, Ohio State comes in at No. 2 and Florida State lands at No. 3.

Here is a list of the full rankings, per USA Today.

  1. Alabama
  2. Ohio State
  3. Florida State
  4. USC
  5. Clemson
  6. Penn State
  7. Washington
  8. Oklahoma
  9. Michigan
  10. Wisconsin
  11. Oklahoma State
  12. LSU
  13. Auburn
  14. Stanford
  15. Georgia
  16. Florida
  17. Louisville
  18. Miami
  19. Kansas State
  20. West Virginia
  21. Southern Florida
  22. Virginia Tech
  23. Texas
  24. Tennessee
  25. Utah

Obviously these rankings will have absolutely no bearing on what happens once the action begins. For those interested, we’ve taken a look at the biggest games coming up in 2017 that will have a tremendous impact on the final rankings.

Let the games begin!

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Jesse Reed

Jesse Reed

Managing Editor here at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker, and, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.