Crimson Tide Near-Unanimous Preseason #1 In Coaches Poll

The 2018 preseason Amway College Football Coaches Poll was announced today.

The Alabama Crimson Tide is the near-unanimous choice at #1.

The Auburn Tigers take their position in respectable shape at #10.

The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is represented in the inital poll with Georia (#4), and Mississippi State (#18). 

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1ST PLACE VOTES PREV CHANGE HI/LOW
1 Alabama 13-1 1621 61 NR 1/1
2 Clemson 12-2 1547 3 NR 2/2
3 Ohio State 12-2 1458 1 NR 3/3
4 Georgia 13-2 1452 0 NR 4/4
5 Oklahoma 12-2 1288 0 NR 5/5
6 Washington 10-3 1245 0 NR 6/6
7 Wisconsin 13-1 1243 0 NR 7/7
8 Miami 10-3 1091 0 NR 8/8
9 Penn State 11-2 1050 0 NR 9/9
10 Auburn 10-4 1004 0 NR 10/10
11 Notre Dame 10-3 892 0 NR 11/11
12 Michigan State 10-3 870 0 NR 12/12
13 Stanford 9-5 768 0 NR 13/13
14 Michigan 8-5 752 0 NR 14/14
15 Southern California 11-3 691 0 NR 15/15
16 Texas Christian 11-3 530 0 NR 16/16
17 Virginia Tech 9-4 524 0 NR 17/17
18 Mississippi State 9-4 407 0 NR 18/18
19 Florida State 7-6 328 0 NR 19/19
20 West Virginia 7-6 310 0 NR 20/20
21 Texas 7-6 265 0 NR 21/21
22 Boise State 11-3 261 0 NR 22/22
23 Central Florida 13-0 259 0 NR 23/23
24 Louisiana State 9-4 254 0 NR 24/24
25 Oklahoma State 10-3 168 0 NR 25/25

 

The Amway Coaches Poll is conducted weekly throughout the regular season using a panel of head coaches at FBS schools. The panel is chosen by random draw, conference by conference plus independents, from a pool of coaches who have indicated to the American Football Coaches Association their willingness to participate. Each coach submits a Top 25 with a first-place vote worth 25 points, second place 24, and so on down to one point for 25th.

The Amway Board of Coaches is made up of 65 head coaches at Bowl Subdivision schools. All are members of the American Football Coaches Association. The board for the 2018 season: Blake Anderson, Arkansas State; Major Applewhite, Houston; Dino Babers, Syracuse; Mike Bloomgren, Rice; John Bonamego, Central Michigan; Terry Bowden, Akron; Jeff Brohm, Purdue; Neal Brown, Troy; Troy Calhoun, Air Force; Rod Carey, Northern Illinois; Bill Clark, Alabama-Birmingham; Dave Clawson, Wake Forest; Geoff Collins, Temple; David Cutcliffe, Duke; Mark Dantonio, Michigan State; Bob Davie, New Mexico; Butch Davis, Florida International; Dana Dimel, Texas-El Paso; DJ Durkin, Maryland; Herm Edwards, Arizona State; Luke Fickell, Cincinnati; Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M; P.J. Fleck, Minnesota; James Franklin, Penn State; Willie Fritz, Tulane; Scott Frost, Nebraska; Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech; Turner Gill, Liberty; Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State; Bryan Harsin, Boise State; Clay Helton, Southern California; Tom Herman, Texas; Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia; Mike Jinks, Bowling Green; Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech; Brad Lambert, Charlotte; Mike Leach, Washington State; Lance Leipold, Buffalo; Tim Lester, Western Michigan; Seth Littrell, North Texas; Rocky Long, San Diego State; Chad Lunsford, Georgia Southern; Mike MacIntyre, Colorado; Gus Malzahn, Auburn; Doug Martin, New Mexico State; Urban Meyer, Ohio State; Jeff Monken, Army; Dan Mullen, Florida; Pat Narduzzi, Pittsburgh; Ken Niumatalolo, Navy; Jay Norvell, Nevada; Barry Odom, Missouri; Ed Orgeron, LSU; Gary Patterson, TCU; Chris Petersen, Washington; Bobby Petrino, Louisville; Nick Saban, Alabama; Scott Satterfield, Appalachian State; Kirby Smart, Georgia; Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee; Charlie Strong, South Florida; Dabo Swinney, Clemson; Jeff Tedford, Fresno State; Kyle Whittingham, Utah; Everett Withers, Texas State.

 

Crimson Tide Near Unanimous Preseason #1 In Coaches Poll

photo by: Lloyd Gallman

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