The Crimson Tide take the No. 1 spot with Clemson and Georgia rounding out the top three.
Alabama is No. 1 in the Associated Press preseason Top 25 poll for the third consecutive year with 1,505 points. The Crimson Tide are coming off of a 13-1 season that ended with a national title.
The Top 25 is determined by voter rankings for college football's best teams. A team receives 25 points for each first place vote, 24 for second place and so on through to the 25th team, which receives one point, per AP. The team with the highest point total leads the rankings.
Clemson followed Alabama with 1,476 points. Georgia finished third before Wisconsin and Ohio State rounded out the preseason top five.
The Big Ten and SEC led the way with five teams each making the Top 25 preseason poll. The ACC, Pac-12 and Big 12 followed with four.
The college football season set to kick off the weekend of Aug. 25. The second poll will be released ahead of Week 2.
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5. Ohio State
8. Miami (FL)
10. Penn State
11. Michigan State
12. Notre Dame
17. West Virginia
18. Mississippi State
19. Florida State
20. Virginia Tech
22. Boise State