The Alabama Crimson Tide dynasty seems set to continue after winning the national championship last year. And many of the preseason magazines are ready to jump on board once again entering the 2016 season.
August may seem far away, but with spring practices, the NFL draft and most spring semesters coming to a close, the college football season is right around the corner. And that means everyone is already putting an eye on Tampa and the College Football Playoff National Championship game.
In Althon Sports’ preseason top 25, it’s Alabama that leads the way once again with Florida State, Ohio State and Clemson rounding out the top four.
The Crimson Tide are one of six SEC teams Athlon ranks in its top 25. Tennessee comes in at No. 7 as the seeming presumptive favorite to win the SEC East. LSU is No. 9, followed by Ole Miss at No. 10. Georgia is at No. 17 with Florida starting the year off at No. 21.
The attention though is clearly on Alabama and the dynasty that school has built.
Despite losing running back Derrick Henry and defensive lineman A’Shawn Robinson, the Crimson Tide still have one of the most talented teams in the nation. Alabama always seems able to replace their talent and just keep the machine turning.
The SEC leads this version of a preseason top-25 poll with six teams. The Pac-12 has five schools ranked, but none in the top five.