Alabama was ranked No. 1 in USA Today’s coach poll released Monday, followed by Ohio State and defending champion Georgia.
The Associated Press preseason top 25 will be released on August 15th.
The Crimson Tide received 54 first-place votes from a panel of 66 great college football coaches. Alabama lost to Georgia in the College Football Playoff title game.
The Buckeyes received five first place votes and the Bulldogs received six. No. 18 Texas also received a first pick.
Clemson was No. 4 and Notre Dame was No. 5. Michigan, making its first CFP appearance, finished sixth, followed by Texas A&M, Utah, Oklahoma and Baylor.
https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/34369746/alabama-tops-preseason-usa-today-coaches-poll-followed-ohio-state-georgia Alabama tops preseason USA Today coaches’ poll followed by Ohio State, Georgia