Alabama tops preseason coaches poll

Defending national champion Alabama tops the preseason Amway Coaches Poll released Thursday.

The Crimson Tide received 61 of 65 first-place votes in the poll, with No. 2 Clemson getting three votes and one going to No. 3 Ohio State.

The Georgia Bulldogs, who lost to Alabama in the national championship game, are No. 4 in the poll, followed by defending Big 12 champion Oklahoma.

The top 10 is rounded out by Washington, Wisconsin, Miami, Penn State and Auburn.

The Big Ten has five teams in the top 14, with Michigan State at No. 12 and Michigan at No. 14.