Miami, FSU, UCF make preseason coaches' poll

Defending national champion Alabama is a unanimous No. 1 in the preseason coaches' poll, with Clemson No. 2 and Ohio State No. 3.

The Crimson Tide received 61 one first-place votes from a panel of major-college coaches in the poll released Thursday. The Associated Press media poll will be released Aug. 20.

Alabama won its fifth national championship under coach Nick Saban last season, beating Georgia in overtime of the College Football Playoff national title game. The Bulldogs were ranked fourth by the coaches and Oklahoma was fifth.

Rounding out the top 10 were Washington, Wisconsin, Miami, Penn State and Auburn.

 

The preseason Amway Top 25 football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 2017 records, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and final ranking:

  Record Pts Pvs
1. Alabama (61) 13-1 1621 1
2. Clemson (3) 12-2 1547 4
3. Ohio State (1) 12-2 1458 5
4. Georgia 13-2 1452 2
5. Oklahoma 12-2 1288 3
6. Washington 10-3 1245 15
7. Wisconsin 13-1 1243 6
8. Miami (Fla.) 10-3 1091 13
9. Penn State 11-2 1050 8
10. Auburn 10-4 1004 12
11. Notre Dame 10-3 892 11
12. Michigan State 10-3 870 16
13. Stanford 9-5 768 19
14. Michigan 8-5 752 NR
15. Southern California 11-3 691 10
16. TCU 11-3 530 9
17. Virginia Tech 9-4 524 25
18. Mississippi State 9-4 407 20
19. Florida State 7-6 328 NR
20. West Virginia 7-6 310 NR
21. Texas 7-6 265 NR
22. Boise State 11-3 261 22
23. Central Florida 13-0 259 7
24. LSU 9-4 254 18
25. Oklahoma State 10-3 168 14

 

Others receiving votes: South Carolina 138; Florida 135; Oregon 105; Utah 81; Northwestern 67; Texas A&M 67; Kansas State 35; Florida Atlantic 27; Boston College 23; Memphis 23; North Carolina State 22; Arkansas State 19; Troy 19; Appalachian State 16; San Diego State 15; Iowa 8; Iowa State 8; Kentucky 8; Washington State 7; South Florida 6; Duke 5; Fresno State 4; Louisville 3; Arizona 2; Houston 2; Army 1; Northern Illinois 1.

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