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Crimson Tide ranked No. 1 in preseason Amway Coaches Poll

Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban during 2017 SEC Media Days. (Source: WSFA 12 News) Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban during 2017 SEC Media Days. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
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College football season hasn't even started yet, but the Alabama Crimson Tide is already finding itself in familiar territory.

Thursday, the USA Today Amway Coaches Poll was released, and the Tide is sitting at the top by a wide margin. Saban and Co. garnered 49 of 65 possible first place votes.

The reigning national champion Clemson Tigers (who beat the Tide) found themselves with just 7 first place votes, enough to seat them at No. 5 on the list.

Five other SEC teams are represented in the preseason poll. They include LSU (No. 12), Auburn (No. 13), Georgia, (No. 15), Florida (No. 16), and Tennessee (No. 24).

This is the eighth consecutive year the Tide finds itself ranked in the top three, and their Sept. 2 opponent Florida State lands at No. 3 in the preseason poll. In total, four of Alabama's scheduled opponents this season are in the USA Today Amway Coaches Poll, including Florida State, LSU, Auburn and Tennessee. 

See the full list of Top 25 teams HERE

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