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Alabama Voted No. 1 in Preseason Coaches' Poll, USC Left Out of Top 10

Written by:
Mary Montgomery
Published on:
Aug/08/2022

To pretty much nobody's surprise, the Alabama Crimson Tide have been voted No. 1 in the presseason USA Today coaches' poll released on Monday.

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The Tide are favorites to win the 2023 College Football Playoff Championship at just shy of 2-1.

Ohio State (3-1) came in second and defending national champion Georgia (4-1) came in third.

The Crimson Tide received 54 first-place votes from a panel of 66 major college football coaches. Alabama is coming off a loss in the College Football Playoff title game to Georgia.

The Buckeyes received five first-place votes and the Bulldogs got six. No. 18 Texas also received a first-place vote.

Clemson was No. 4 and Notre Dame was No. 5. Michigan, coming off its first CFP appearance, was sixth, followed by Texas A&M, Utah, Oklahoma and Baylor.

USC, which has the 5th shortest odds to win the College Football Playoff Championship, did not register among the top 10 selections.

- Mary Montgomery, Gambling911.com

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