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College Football Top 25 AP Poll and SEC Power Rankings Released

The new college football season is upon us.

The college football season will be kicking off this weekend with some small-school and FCS matchups, but the real season begins next week when everyone is in action.

Until then, we’ve got our first AP Top 25 Poll for the 2018 season, and to no surprise, Alabama is the preseason No. 1 team. Clemson is right behind them, while Georgia, Wisconsin and Ohio State round out the top five.

The SEC ended up getting five teams in the top 25, including Auburn (9), Mississippi State (18) and LSU (25). South Carolina and Florida also received votes and could easily jump into the top-25 mix by the time Kentucky faces them.

Speaking of, Kentucky they received one vote in the AP Poll and are currently slated to face just two teams in this preseason poll, the highest being Georgia, who comes to Commonwealth Stadium Kroger Field. Mississippi State also comes to Lexington this year.

College Football AP Top 25 Poll

  1. Alabama Crimson Tide
  2. Clemson Tigers
  3. Georgia Bulldogs
  4. Wisconsin Badgers
  5. Ohio State Buckeyes
  6. Washington Huskies
  7. Oklahoma Sooners
  8. Miami-Florida Hurricanes
  9. Auburn Tigers
  10. Penn State Nittany Lions
  11. Michigan State Spartans
  12. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  13. Stanford Cardinal
  14. Michigan Wolverines
  15. USC Trojans
  16. TCU Horned Frogs
  17. West Virginia Mountaineers
  18. Mississippi St. Bulldogs
  19. Florida State Seminoles
  20. Virginia Tech Hokies
  21. UCF Golden Knights
  22. Boise State Broncos
  23. Texas Longhorns
  24. Oregon Ducks
  25. LSU Tigers

Others receiving votes: South Carolina 96, Florida 68, Utah 60, Oklahoma State 51, Florida Atlantic 38, Arizona 28, NC State 22, Texas A&M 21, Boston College 18, Northwestern 13, Kansas State 10, Iowa State 8, Houston 6, Memphis 3, Iowa 2, Troy 2, Fresno State 1, Arkansas State 1, Kentucky 1

Elsewhere, the first edition of the SB Nation SEC Power Rankings is out, and it has Alabama at the top, followed by Georgia at No. 2 and Auburn at No. 3 in the Tier 1 of SEC teams.

Kentucky is all the way down in Tier 4 and No. 13 overall, ahead of Tennessee and Vanderbilt. Thankfully, most of Kentucky’s schedule is against Tier 3 and 4 teams, and the Tier 1 and 2 games against Georgia and Mississippi State are at home.

Here’s a look at the full rankings:

Tier 1

1. Alabama

2. Georgia

3. Auburn

Tier 2

4. Mississippi State

5. LSU

Tier 3

6. South Carolina

7. Texas A&M

8. Missouri

9. Ole Miss

10. Florida

Tier 4

11. Arkansas

12. Kentucky

13. Tennessee

14. Vanderbilt