Here’s the last AP preseason No. 1 team to win it all.
The AP preseason top 25 poll was released today. Alabama came in at No. 1.
Is starting the season ranked atop the Associated Press’ top 25 poll actually bad, though?
It’s been a while since the AP’s preseason No. 1 team won the national title.
As pointed out by Brett McMurphy, 2004 USC is the last AP preseason No. 1 to take home the national title.
Bad news for Bama? The past 12 AP preseason No. 1 teams have failed to win the national title since USC in 2004
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 21, 2017
Alabama opens its season on Saturday, Sept. 2 against No. 3 Florida State. The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game is set for 8 p.m. E.T. on ABC.