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2021 Preseason AP Poll released

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College football season is just a couple of weeks away, and we now have our first AP Poll of the year. As expected, the defending national champion Alabama topped the poll with 47 first place votes. It’s the sixth time that Alabama has opened at No. 1 under Nick Saban.

Oklahoma took the second spot with six first place votes, while Clemson comes in third — also with six first place votes. Ohio State in 4th and Georgia in 5th were the only other teams to receive any first place votes.

Other SEC teams that were ranked included (6) Texas A&M, (13) Florida, (16) LSU. Ole Miss just narrowly missed out on the top 25, while Auburn also received votes.

Who is too high? Who is too low? Take your first look below.


2021 Preseason AP Poll

1. Alabama

2. Oklahoma

3. Clemson

4. Ohio State

5. Georgia

6. Texas A&M

7. Iowa State

8. Cincinnati

9. Notre Dame

10. North Carolina

11. Oregon

12. Wisconsin

13. Florida

14. Miami

15. USC

16. LSU

17. Indiana

18. Iowa

19. Penn State

20. Washington

21. Texas

22. Coastal Carolina

23. Louisiana

24. Utah

25. Arizona State