College football top 25 rankings: Clemson tops Alabama, Georgia in AP Poll

first_imgAlabama, which lost 44-16 to Clemson in last year’s College Football Playoff championship game, is No. 2. The Crimson Tide have been the Preseason No. 1 five times this dedade, and they are the last team to start and finish at No. 1. Georgia, Oklahoma and Ohio State rounded out the top five. The Big Ten had seven ranked teams, followed by the SEC at six. College football rankings: AP Preseason Top 25 for 2019RANKSCHOOLVOTES1Clemson (15-0)1,5402Alabama (14-1)1,4963Georgia (11-3)1,4034Oklahoma (12-2)1,3315Ohio State (12-2)1,2616LSU (10-3)1,1997Michigan (10-3)1,1648Florida (10-3)1,0549Notre Dame (12-1)1,04410Texas (10-4)1,00511Oregon (9-4)86012Texas A&M (7-6)85213Washington (10-4)78614Utah (9-5)77215Penn State (9-4)65116Auburn (8-5)57817UCF (13-1)41018Michigan State (10-3)37719Wisconsin (8-5)37020Iowa (8-5)33021Iowa State (8-5)30222Syracuse (10-3)30223Washington State (11-2)20024Nebraska (4-8)15425Stanford (9-4)141Others receiving votes: Missouri 117, Army 94, Mississippi State 87, Miami (FL) 70, Northwestern 63, TCU 57, Virginia 44, Boise State 38, Cincinnati 16, South Carolina 15, Virginia Tech 12, Fresno State 8, Utah State 8, Minnesota 7, Memphis 6, Appalachian State 5, West Virginia 3, Oklahoma State 3, Arizona State 3, Arizona 1, USC 1 Clemson won two national championships the last three seasons, and the school hit another milestone on Monday. The Tigers are ranked No. 1 in the AP Poll for the first time in school history. Clemson returns SN Preseason All-Americans Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne from last year’s 15-0 team, and the Tigers open their season on the ACC Network Aug. 29 against Georgia Tech. last_img