The AP Preseason Top 25 Poll Is Out

Behind the Ballot How accurate is the preseason AP Top 25

The Associated Press preseason Top 25 poll has been released.

The preseason AP poll started in 1950 and since then only Oklahoma from 1985-87 had started No. 1 in three straight years until now. A team receives 25 points for each first place vote, 24 for second place and so on through to the 25th team, which receives one point.

As expected, the Alabama Crimson Tide have opened up at No. 1 in the initial 2018 Top 25 college football poll, followed by No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Georgia.

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The Sooners, who have finished in the AP's top five each of the last three seasons, are one of four Big 12 teams in this year's preseason AP poll.

Previous year the Crimson Tide became the first AP preseason No. 1 to win a national championship since Southern California in 2004.

1 in the preseason AP poll, which was released Monday. It's UM's highest ranking to open the season since starting as the No. 5 team in the country in 2004.

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- No. 9 Auburn, No. 12 Notre Dame, No. 14 MI and No. 25 LSU each lead the way with five games vs. other teams in the preseason top 25.

You can see the entire poll and first-place votes listed below.

Last year, for the first time in 13 years, the AP Top 25 panel of voters correctly identified the national champion in the preseason.

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