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Alabama No. 1 in USA Today preseason coaches' poll

Associated Press • Aug 1, 2013 at 2:57 PM

The Crimson Tide was an overwhelming choice, receiving 58 of 62 first-place votes. Ohio State was second and received three first-place votes. Oregon is No. 3, Stanford is 4, Georgia is five and No. 6 Texas A&M received the other first-place vote.Half the top 10 is from the Southeastern Conference, which has won the last seven national championships, including three in the last four years by Alabama.South Carolina is No. 7 and Florida is No. 10. No. 8 Clemson and No. 9 Louisville round out the top 10. No. 12 LSU gives the SEC six teams in the top 25.Notre Dame, which lost the BCS title game 42-14 to Alabama last season, is No. 11.

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