For the second straight year, Alabama will start the college football season as the top-ranked team.
The Crimson Tide are the No. 1 team in the Associated Press preseason Top 25 for the sixth time in history and fourth time under coach Nick Saban.
The Tide received 52 of 61 first-place votes from the media panel and 1,513 points in the poll released Monday. Ohio State is ranked second, receiving three first-place votes and 1,414 points.