College football top 25 rankings: Clemson tops Alabama in preseason Coaches Poll for 2019

first_imgMORE: SN’s preseason top 25 The 2019 preseason Coaches Poll dropped on Thursday, marking another milestone closer to the start of the college football season.To the surprise of no one, Clemson sits atop the poll, one spot ahead of No. 2 Alabama. The Tigers garnered 59 of a possible 65 first-place votes after finishing off the first 15-0 season in the modern college football era. The Crimson Tide took up the six remaining first-place votes. Rounding out the top five is No. 3 Georgia, No. 4 Oklahoma and No. 5 Ohio State. The Big Ten leads all top-25 representatives, with seven, followed by the SEC (six), Pac-12 (five), Big 12 (three) and ACC (two). Notre Dame and UCF are the only independent and Group of 5 representatives, respectively. The SEC leads all Power 5 conferences with four top-10 selections. The Big 12 and Big Ten were the only other conferences with multiple selections, with two apiece.A full look at the 2019 preseason Coaches Poll:2019 preseason Coaches PollRankTeamNo. 1 votesPoints2018 recordNo. 1Clemson59161915-0No. 2Alabama6156614-1No. 3Georgia0147711-3No. 4Oklahoma0141512-2No. 5Ohio State0136813-1No. 6LSU0121810-3No. 7Michigan0115510-3No. 8Florida0110310-3No. 9Notre Dame0110012-1No. 10Texas0103810-4No. 11Texas A&M08939-4No. 12Washington083410-4No. 13Oregon07879-4No. 14Penn State06999-4No. 15Utah06429-5No. 16Auburn06068-5No. 17Wisconsin04368-5No. 17UCF043612-1No. 19Iowa03439-4No. 20Michigan State03137-6No. 21Washington State027411-2No. 22Syracuse022710-3No. 23Stanford02009-4No. 24Iowa State01698-5No. 25Northwestern01619-5Others receiving votes: Nebraska 152; Boise State 118; Mississippi State 111; Miami 94; Army 91; Kentucky 79; Virginia Tech 64; TCU 63; USC 47; Utah State 32; Fresno State 32; Virginia 30; Cincinnati 25; West Virginia 24; Memphis 24; Oklahoma State 20; South Carolina 15; N.C. State 12; Duke 10; Boston College 5; Florida State 4; Baylor 4; Appalachian State 4; North Texas 3; Houston 3; UCLA 2; Temple 2; Arizona State 2; Troy 1; Tennessee 1; Ole Miss 1; Minnesota 1.last_img

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