The Alabama Crimson Tide is ranked number one, in the college football preseason coaches poll, which was released on Thursday.

Alabama, who went 14-1 last season, losing to Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship, received 49 of a possible 65 first-place votes in the poll.

Ohio St., who received 5 first-place votes, ranks second in the poll, while Florida St., who garnered 4 first-place votes, is third.

Alabama and Florida St., who are #1 and #3, respectively, open their respective seasons against each other, on September 2.

USC sits at number four, with Clemson, the defending national champions, tallying 7 first-place votes, at number five.

Rounding out the top ten is Penn St., Washington, Oklahoma, Michigan, and Wisconsin, at 6-10, respectively.

Oklahoma St. begins the second ten, with the LSU Tigers at #12.

LSU, who went 8-4 a season ago, begins their first full season under head coach Ed Orgeron on September 2, when they face BYU.

Auburn, Stanford, and Georgia are in spots 13-15.

Florida, Louisville, Miami, Kansas St., and West Virginia rank 16-20, while South Florida, Virginia Tech, Texas, Tennessee, and Utah round out the poll, at 21-25, respectively.

View the complete poll, here.

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