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2004 USC Is The Last AP Preseason No. 1 To Win The National Title

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.

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.