College Football

Coaches' poll: Clemson, OSU, Tide 1-2-3

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Clemson is No. 1 in the USA Today coaches' preseason poll for a second straight year.

The Tigers received 38 of 65 first-place votes in the poll released Thursday. Clemson is seeking its third national title in five years after losing 42-25 to LSU in last season's championship game.

Ohio State, which lost 29-23 to Clemson in a Fiesta Bowl semifinal last year, is second in the poll and received 17 first-place votes. Alabama, Georgia and LSU round out the top five.

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AP Rank
Rank School Rec
1 LSU (15-0)
2 Clemson (14-1)
3 Ohio State (13-1)
4 Georgia (12-2)
5 Oregon (12-2)
6 Florida (11-2)
7 Oklahoma (12-2)
8 Alabama (11-2)
9 Penn State (11-2)
10 Minnesota (11-2)
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Coaches Rank
Rank School Rec
1 Clemson (0-0)
2 Ohio State (0-0)
3 Alabama (0-0)
4 Georgia (0-0)
5 LSU (0-0)
6 Oklahoma (0-0)
7 Penn State (0-0)
8 Florida (0-0)
9 Oregon (0-0)
10 Notre Dame (0-0)
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