2018 Preseason AP Poll released

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2018 Preseason AP Poll has been released and the Alabama Crimson Tide are ranked first. Alabama received 42 first-place votes and 1,505 total points.

Alabama is also ranked first in the Coaches Poll that was released on August 2.

Clemson comes in at number two in the AP Poll. The Tigers received 18 first place votes and 1,476 points overall. Georgia, Wisconsin (one first-place vote), and Ohio State round out the preseason AP Top 5.

The SEC and Big Ten lead all conferences with five teams in the AP Top 25 poll. The ACC, Big 12, and Pac-12 are second with four teams each, followed by the The American, Mountain West, and Independents with one each.

The complete 2018 Preseason AP Poll is listed below:

1. Alabama (42)
2. Clemson (18)
3. Georgia
4. Wisconsin (1)
5. Ohio State
6. Washington
7. Oklahoma
8. Miami, FL
9. Auburn
10. Penn State
11. Michigan State
12. Notre Dame
13. Stanford
14. Michigan
15. USC
16. TCU
17. West Virginia
18. Mississippi State
19. Florida State
20. Virginia Tech
21. UCF
22. Boise State
23. Texas
24. Oregon
25. LSU

Others Receiving Votes

South Carolina 96, Florida 68, Utah 60, Oklahoma St. 51, FAU 38, Arizona 28, NC State 22, Texas A&M 21, Boston College 18, Northwestern 13, Kansas St. 10, Iowa St. 8, Houston 6, Memphis 3, Troy 2, Iowa 2, Kentucky 1, Arkansas St. 1, Fresno St. 1.

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