The Preseason Coaches Poll Has Been Released

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The 2018 college football season is just around the corner. In anticipation of the new year, the Amway Coaches Poll has dropped its preseason rankings which will set the tone for the upcoming year. While the Alabama Crimson Tide lost a number of key pieces, the defending national champions were the projected No. 1 ahead of the official unveiling on Thursday at noon ET.

The Coaches Poll, which is not part of the College Football Playoff selection committee’s formula to determine the four teams that will compete for the College Football Playoff National Championship, is voted on by 65 FBS head coaches.

The first regular-season poll is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, Sept. 4 after the first full week of the season concludes, while the final regular-season poll will drop on Dec. 2.

Did your favorite team earn a spot in the first top 25 of the season?

The preseason Coaches Poll can be seen below.


2018 Preseason Coaches Poll

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Ohio State
  4. Georgia
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Washington
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Miami
  9. Penn State
  10. Auburn
  11. Notre Dame
  12. Michigan State
  13. Stanford
  14. Michigan
  15. USC
  16. TCU
  17. Virginia Tech
  18. Mississippi State
  19. Florida State
  20. West Virginia
  21. Texas
  22. Boise State
  23. UCF
  24. LSU
  25. Oklahoma State

2018 Coaches Poll Panel

  • Blake Anderson, Arkansas State
  • Major Applewhite, Houston
  • Dino Babers, Syracuse
  • Mike Bloomgren, Rice
  • John Bonamego, Central Michigan
  • Terry Bowden, Akron
  • Jeff Brohm, Purdue
  • Neal Brown, Troy
  • Troy Calhoun, Air Force
  • Rod Carey, Northern Illinois
  • Bill Clark, Alabama-Birmingham
  • Dave Clawson, Wake Forest
  • Geoff Collins, Temple
  • David Cutcliffe, Duke
  • Mark Dantonio, Michigan State
  • Bob Davie, New Mexico
  • Butch Davis, Florida International
  • Dana Dimel, Texas-El Paso
  • DJ Durkin, Maryland
  • Herm Edwards, Arizona State
  • Luke Fickell, Cincinnati
  • Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M
  • P.J. Fleck, Minnesota
  • James Franklin, Penn State
  • Willie Fritz, Tulane
  • Scott Frost, Nebraska
  • Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech
  • Turner Gill, Liberty
  • Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State
  • Bryan Harsin, Boise State
  • Clay Helton, Southern California
  • Tom Herman, Texas
  • Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia
  • Mike Jinks, Bowling Green
  • Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech
  • Brad Lambert, Charlotte
  • Mike Leach, Washington State
  • Lance Leipold, Buffalo
  • Tim Lester, Western Michigan
  • Seth Littrell, North Texas
  • Rocky Long, San Diego State
  • Chad Lunsford, Georgia Southern
  • Mike MacIntyre, Colorado
  • Gus Malzahn, Auburn
  • Doug Martin, New Mexico State
  • Urban Meyer, Ohio State
  • Jeff Monken, Army
  • Dan Mullen, Florida
  • Pat Narduzzi, Pittsburgh
  • Ken Niumatalolo, Navy
  • Jay Norvell, Nevada
  • Barry Odom, Missouri
  • Ed Orgeron, LSU
  • Gary Patterson, TCU
  • Chris Petersen, Washington
  • Bobby Petrino, Louisville
  • Nick Saban, Alabama
  • Scott Satterfield, Appalachian State
  • Kirby Smart, Georgia
  • Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee
  • Charlie Strong, South Florida
  • Dabo Swinney, Clemson
  • Jeff Tedford, Fresno State
  • Kyle Whittingham, Utah
  • Everett Withers, Texas State
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