Alabama No. 1 in preseason top 25, Wisconsin 32nd
Wisconsin did not make the Associated Press preseason Top 25 but the Badgers did receive enough votes to put them at 32nd. The schedule won't do Wisconsin any favors this year. They will open the season against 5th ranked LSU before playing 4 more teams in the top 17.
Defending national champion Alabama is No. 1 as the Crimson Tide attempts to win a fifth title in eight seasons.
Coach Nick Saban's Tide received 33 of 61 first-place votes from the media panel and 1,469 points. No. 2 Clemson received 16 first-place votes and 1,443 points. It's the first time since 1992 that Nos. 1 and 2 in the preseason rankings are the same as they were in the final poll of the previous season.
Oklahoma is No. 3 and has four first-place votes. No. 4 Florida State has five. No. 5 LSU, No. 6 Ohio State and No. 7 Michigan all received one first-place vote.
Alabama is the preseason No. 1 for the fifth time overall (2013, 2010, 1978, 1966).AP-