In just a few short weeks, the first game of the 2023 college football season will begin.
It is time to look at the top 25 teams in the country. The preseason USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll placed Alabama in third place, which means they will begin the season in that position.
As a result of the significant number of starting players who left Tuscaloosa during the summer of 2023, including Bryce Young, Will Anderson Jr., and Jahmyr Gibbs, many football analysts expected that Alabama would be ranked somewhere around No. 5. Teams like LSU and Ohio State would be ranked higher than the Tide.
Only Georgia and Michigan are ranked higher than Alabama in the Coaches Poll. Alabama is now ranked third.
The following is a list of all of the information that was gathered from the coaches that participated in the USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll:
Others Being Considered for Voting
Iowa 169, South Carolina 89, Florida 63, Texas-San Antonio 59, Pittsburgh 52, UCLA, Kentucky, Baylor, Troy 25, Arkansas 20, NC State 19, Fresno State 19, Boise State 18, Mississippi State 13, Oklahoma State 12, Missouri 11, Maryland, 10, Southern Methodist 8, South Alabama 8, Illinois 7, Wake Forest 6, Air Force 6, Toledo 5, Washington State 4, Houston 3, Duke 2, Brigham Young 2, Arizona 2, Memphis 1, Kansas 1, and James Madison 2 are the other schools that made the top 25.