Now that the Olympics are over, America now turns to its most beloved sport: football. And what better way to kick that off than with the release of the first College Football AP Top 25 poll.
Given the recent dominance of Alabama, it’s no surprise to see them ranked first, but after that, there are six other teams that received first-place votes.
The parity is a bit surprising, especially since it means that Alabama, a consensus college football powerhouse, received slightly more than half of the 61 votes. It also re-opens the debate about whether or not four teams is enough for the college football playoff.
Here is the top 25 with the first-place votes in parentheses:
- Alabama (33)
- Clemson (16)
- Oklahoma (4)
- Florida State (5)
- LSU (1)
- Ohio State (1)
- Michigan (1)
- Notre Dame
- Michigan State
- Oklahoma State
- North Carolina
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