2016 Preseason AP Poll Released; Alabama No. 1

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2016 Preseason AP Poll has been released and the Alabama Crimson Tide are the number one team. Alabama received 33 first place votes and 1,469 total points.

Alabama is also ranked first in the Amway Coaches Poll that was released on August 4.

Clemson comes in at number two in the AP Poll. The Tigers received 16 first place votes and 1,443 points overall. Oklahoma, Florida State, and LSU round out the preseason AP Top 5.

The SEC leads all conferences with six teams in the AP Top 25 poll. The Pac-12 is second with five teams, followed by the ACC, Big Ten, and Big 12 with four each. Listed below is the full conference breakdown:

  • SEC – 6
  • Pac-12 – 5
  • ACC – 4
  • Big Ten – 4
  • Big 12 – 4
  • AAC – 1
  • Indep. – 1

The complete 2016 Preseason AP Poll is listed below:

1. Alabama (33)
2. Clemson (16)
3. Oklahoma (4)
4. Florida State (5)
5. LSU (1)
6. Ohio State (1)
7. Michigan (1)
8. Stanford
9. Tennessee
10. Notre Dame
11. Ole Miss
12. Michigan State
13. TCU
14. Washington
15. Houston
16. UCLA
17. Iowa
18. Georgia
19. Louisville
20. USC
21. Oklahoma State
22. North Carolina
23. Baylor
24. Oregon
25. Florida

Others Receiving Votes

Others receiving votes: Miami 159, Texas A&M 81, Utah 74, Washington St. 68, Boise St. 49, San Diego St. 46, Wisconsin 42, Auburn 22, Pittsburgh 15, Arkansas 14, Texas 12, Nebraska 11, Navy 8, Northwestern 5, W. Kentucky 4, South Florida 2, Toledo 2.

What do you think of the poll? Is your team ranked? Let us know in the comments below.

  1. GEG
    August 21, 2016 at 11:39 am

    This is going to be a interesting season.
    I hope after this season pre-season poll will no longer come out until week 4 or 5

  2. Day
    August 21, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    So basically there is no over all favorite to win the championship? There are seven teams with votes on winning it, not sure if Bama can hold for very long this season. With the “off the field” problems they are having with coaches, players injuries, transfers & not many starters, not sure what we will see from this team or if it will shape itself into a national contender. Also starting the season with USC then having to play at Ole Miss, Arkansas, Tennessee & LSU, that is not an easy road schedule.
    Clemson should be fine with everyone coming back.
    Oklahoma, FSU & The Ohio St will be powerful again, Stanford has a crazy opening month.
    LSU & Tennessee will be much better, so I can why their up there.
    Notre Dame is Notre Dame so of course their up there. Georgia will be hit or miss, great players coming back but not sure about the coaching, I like Kirby Smart but has never coached a day as head coach.
    Iowa has another favorable schedule & if OLe Miss can get passed FSU/ Bama & can keep from injuries & not get to cocky, they JUST might have a chance at the CFP. Well, never mind, they still would have win the SEC championship game, I just don’t think Ole Miss is built that good to run the table. Good luck all!

  3. Why Did yall ask the question at the bottom?
    August 21, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    I think the poll is great My team is ranked. Thanks for asking.

  4. Andrew Cates
    August 22, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Sorry, Hank, maybe your team is garbage.

  5. James Jewell
    August 22, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    I am a die hard gator fan. The only 2 teams I ever kept up with is the Florida gators n Miami hurricanes. I spent most my life in Florida. Both teams have been good n not so good but I will always root for them both. My only problem is when they play each other. Both the ACC & SEC from my point of view are 2 of the top 3 toughest divisions to play in with the big 12 becoming my 3rd choice. If I could only have one team to root for I would go with the gators. It’s been proven over the past 6-7 seasons that the SEC conference is the toughest due to having so many national championship capable teams. I only don’t think any other conference has a team that can win besides the ACC or possibly the big 12.

  6. Gary R. King
    August 23, 2016 at 11:50 am

    My Buckeyes like running behind during the early going–at the “finish” we will be there! GO BUCKS!!

  7. Terrell Hardin
    August 26, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    I believe Texas A&M should be at least #25. They have too much talent on both sides of the ball not to be ranked.

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