The first Coaches’ Poll of the season came out earlier this week. There were some surprises, but it was mostly what we expected.
Alabama is the preseason No. 1 team in the country. The Crimson Tide are followed by Clemson, Oklahoma and Florida State.
The first “surprise” probably comes at No. 5, where Ohio State is ranked. The Buckeyes are extremely talented but lost a ton of contributors to the NFL. The coaches still love Urban Meyer’s team, though.
Ohio State’s road contest at Oklahoma on Sept. 17 will likely be the first top-five matchup of the season.
People seem to be really high on Michigan, but the Wolverines came in three spots below the Buckeyes.
Here’s the full poll.