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Alabama is ranked No. 1 in the AP Preseason poll for the sixth time overall and fourth time under Nick Saban. It's the tenth straight season Alabama has reached No. 1 in the poll, three seasons more than the next longest streak (Miami - 1986-92). Alabama opens their season against No. 3 Florida State. It's the fourth time an AP preseason No. 1 will open against a top five opponent. The previous three No. 1s all won their games.