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Here’s A Breakdown Of The Preseason Top 25 Coaches’ Poll

The first Amway Coaches Poll Top 25 of the 2016 season was released earlier today, with two familiar names at the top.

Defending national champion Alabama (55 first-place votes) and runner-up Clemson (seven first-place votes) claim the top two spots in this poll, with Oklahoma, Florida State and Ohio State rounding out the top five. Right behind those schools are LSU, Stanford, Michigan, Notre Dame and Tennessee.

Florida State and Tennessee (one vote each) were the only programs other than 'Bama and Clemson to garner first-place consideration.

The most represented league? The SEC, which isn't too surprising. Six teams (No. 1 Alabama, No. 6 LSU, No. 10 Tennessee, No. 12 Ole Miss, No. 16 Georgia and No. 25 Georgia) from the SEC made the top 25, the most from one single conference.

Next up was the Pac-12 with five teams, followed by the Big Ten, Big 12 and ACC with four apiece. Houston represented the AAC at No. 13 while Independent Notre Dame checked in at No. 9.

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This poll serves as further fire for those who feel the SEC is the class of college football. Not only was it the most represented league, it also boasted three top-10 teams, something no other conference had.

The Big Ten and ACC each produced two top-1o teams, with the Big Ten just missing out on having three. Defending conference champion Michigan State is slotted at No. 11, just behind OSU at No. 5 and Michigan at No. 8.

You can take a look at the first Coaches Poll in its entirety below. Did the coaches get it right, or are they way off-base right now?