2019 preseason Coaches Poll released

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2019 preseason Coaches Poll has been released and the Clemson Tigers top the rankings. Clemson received 59 first place votes and 1,619 total points.

Alabama, which has been ranked first in the preseason poll the past two seasons, comes in at number two. The Crimson Tide received six first-place votes and 1,566 points overall. Georgia, Oklahoma, and Ohio State round out the top five.

No other team besides Clemson and Alabama received a first-place vote in the 2019 preseason Coaches Poll.

The Big Ten leads all conferences with seven teams in the Top 25 poll. The SEC follows with six ranked teams, with the Pac-12 close behind with five. Listed below is the full conference breakdown:

  • Big Ten – 7
  • SEC – 6
  • Pac-12 – 5
  • Big 12 – 3
  • ACC – 2
  • AAC – 1
  • IND – 1

The complete 2019 Preseason Coaches Poll is listed below (first place votes in parentheses):

1. Clemson (59)
2. Alabama (6)
3. Georgia
4. Oklahoma
5. Ohio State
6. LSU
7. Florida
8. Michigan
9. Notre Dame
10. Texas
11. Texas A&M
12. Washington
13. Oregon
14. Penn State
15. Utah
16. Auburn
17 (t). Wisconsin
17 (t). UCF
19. Iowa
20. Michigan State
21. Washington State
22. Syracuse
23. Stanford
24. Iowa State
25. Northwestern

Other receiving votes: Nebraska 152; Boise State 118; Mississippi State 111; Miami 94; Army 91; Kentucky 79; Virginia Tech 64; Texas Christian 63; Southern California 47; Utah State 32; Fresno State 32; Virginia 30; Cincinnati 25; West Virginia 24; Memphis 24; Oklahoma State 20; South Carolina 15; NC State 12; Duke 10; Boston College 5; Florida State 4; Baylor 4; Appalachian State 4; North Texas 3; Houston 3; UCLA 2; Temple 2; Arizona State 2; Troy 1; Tennessee 1; Mississippi 1; Minnesota 1.

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