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Alabama gets 52of 61 No. 1 poll votes

Alabama is not the defending national champion, as it has been four times in the past eight years, but the Crimson Tide will still open the season at No.

The Crimson Tide is the first team since Southern Cal in 2005 to claim the top spot in the AP preseason media Poll two years in a row.

Defending champion Clemson, which defeated Alabama 35-31 in last years' College Football Playoff championship game, was No.

Miami Coach Mark Richt said Monday he believes being ranked this early is a positive for the Hurricanes.

24 Washington State, in its sixth season under Coach Mike Leach, is in the preseason poll for the fifth time, the first since the Cougars were No.

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