The USA Today Coaches’ Poll is out.
Clemson, which finished last season undefeated after knocking off Alabama in the College Football Playoff national championship game, checks in at No. 1. The Tigers are followed by Alabama, unsurprisingly.
Georgia, Oklahoma and Ohio State round out the top five. Dan Mullen and the Florida Gators check in at #8 in the initial poll All in all there are five SEC teams in the Top 8 and six teams in the Top 16.
- Ohio State
- Notre Dame
- Texas A&M
- Penn State
- Michigan State
- Washington State
- Iowa State
The A.P. Poll won't be released until August 19th. The first game of the season, which is Florida vs. Miami, comes just a few days later on August 24.