2018 preseason Coaches Poll released

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2018 preseason Coaches Poll has been released and the Alabama Crimson Tide top the rankings for the third consecutive season. Alabama received 61 first place votes and 1,621 total points.

Clemson comes in at number two. The Tigers received three first-place votes and 1,547 points overall. Ohio State follows in third place with one first-place vote and 1,458 points.

Georgia, which fell to Alabama in the National Championship, is ranked fourth with 1,452 points. Oklahoma rounds out the top five.

The SEC, Big Ten, and Big 12 leads all conferences with five teams each in the Top 25 poll. Listed below is the full conference breakdown:

  • SEC – 5
  • Big Ten – 5
  • Big 12 – 5
  • ACC – 4
  • Pac-12 – 3
  • AAC – 1
  • MWC – 1
  • IND – 1

The complete 2018 Preseason Coaches Poll is listed below:

1. Alabama (61)
2. Clemson (3)
3. Ohio State (1)
4. Georgia
5. Oklahoma
6. Washington
7. Wisconsin
8. Miami FL
9. Penn State
10. Auburn
11. Notre Dame
12. Michigan State
13. Stanford
14. Michigan
15. USC
16. TCU
17. Virginia Tech
18. Mississippi State
19. Florida State
20. West Virginia
21. Texas
22. Boise State
23. UCF
24. LSU
25. Oklahoma State

Other receiving votes: South Carolina (9-4) 138; Florida (4-7) 135; Oregon (7-6) 105; Utah (7-6) 81; Northwestern (10-3) 67; Texas A&M (7-6) 67; Kansas State (8-5) 35; Florida Atlantic (11-3) 27; Boston College (7-6) 23; Memphis (10-3) 23; North Carolina State (9-4) 22; Arkansas State (7-5) 19; Troy (11-2) 19; Appalachian State (9-4) 16; San Diego State (10-3) 15; Iowa (8-5) 8; Iowa State (8-5) 8; Kentucky (7-6) 8; Washington State (9-4) 7; South Florida (10-2) 6; Duke (7-6) 5; Fresno State (10-4) 4; Louisville (8-5) 3; Arizona (7-6) 2; Houston (7-5) 2; Army (10-3) 1; Northern Illinois (8-5) 1.

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