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The Major Differences In The Preseason Coaches' Poll, AP Poll

A screenshot of the Coaches' Poll.

The AP Poll was released on Monday afternoon.

The preseason AP Poll was released on Monday afternoon, with Alabama taking the top spot heading into the 2017 campaign. Let's take a look at how it differs from the Coaches' Poll, which came out a few weeks back.

The top six teams, it turns out, are the same - Alabama, Ohio State, Florida State, USC, Clemson and Penn State.

After that, there is some slight variation. Michigan, No. 9 in the Coaches' Poll, is No. 11 in the AP Poll.

West Virginia is No. 20 in the Coaches' Poll, while it's No. 22 in the AP Poll.

The AP Poll includes one team - Washington State at No. 24 - that the Coaches' Poll does not. Utah is No. 25 in the Coaches' Poll - the Utes did not make the AP Poll.

Here's a side-by-side comparison of the two polls:

Coaches Poll

AP Poll

1. Alabama

1. Alabama

2. Ohio State

2. Ohio State

3. Florida State

3. Florida State

4. USC

4. USC

5. Clemson

5. Clemson

6. Penn State

6. Penn State

7. Washington

7. Oklahoma

8. Oklahoma

8. Washington

9. Michigan

9. Wisconsin

10. Wisconsin

10. Oklahoma State

11. Oklahoma State

11. Michigan

12. LSU

12. Auburn

13. Auburn

13. LSU

14. Stanford

14. Stanford

15. Georgia

15. Georgia

16. Florida

16. Louisville

17. Louisville

17. Florida

18. Miami

18. Miami

19. Kansas State

19. South Florida

20. West Virginia

20. Kansas State

21. South Florida

21. Virginia Tech

22. Virginia Tech

22. West Virginia

23. Texas

23. Texas

24. Tennessee

24. Washington State

25. Utah

25. Tennessee

The 2017 college football season starts this upcoming Saturday.