Alabama sits atop preseason coaches poll

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Alabama enters the 2022-23 season ranked No. 1 in the preseason USA Today AFCA coaches poll released Monday.

The reigning SEC champions received 54 of 66 first-place votes, with Ohio State, Georgia, and Texas splitting the remaining nominations. Clemson and Notre Dame rounded out the top five.

The SEC leads the way with six representatives on the preseason list. The ACC has five members that cracked the rankings, while the Big Ten and Big 12 are tied with four apiece.

Here's the top 25:

Rank Team
1 Alabama
2 Ohio State
3 Georgia
4 Clemson
5 Notre Dame
6 Michigan
7 Texas A&M
8 Utah
9 Oklahoma
10 Baylor
11 Oklahoma State
12 Oregon
13 NC State
14 Michigan State
15 USC
16 Pitt
17 Miami
18 Texas
19 Wake Forest
20 Wisconsin
21 Kentucky
22 Cincinnati
23 Arkansas
24 Ole Miss
25 Houston 
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