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Alabama Opens 2013 As No. 1 In Coaches Poll Preseason Top 25

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With three BCS titles in the past four years, it comes as no surprise to see Alabama at No. 1 in the preseason coaches poll.

The Crimson Tide have a long season ahead before the discussion of a possible three-peat as national champions, but the path has been set with a preseason No. 1 ranking in the coaches poll. Alabama received 58 of 62 first-place votes with Ohio State and Texas A&M receiving the others.

Ohio State, coming off a 12-0 season in which they were ineligible to compete in a bowl due to NCAA sanctions, starts the season No. 2 with Pac-12 North rivals Oregon and Stanford falling in at No. 3 and No. 4. Georgia, the SEC runner-up by five yards a year ago, rounds out the top five.

Preseason Top 10:

1) Alabama
2) Ohio State
3) Oregon
4) Stanford
5) Georgia
6) Texas A&M
7) South Carolina
8) Clemson
9) Louisville
10) Florida

Check out the full Top 25 HERE.

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