Jan 8, 2013; Fort Lauderdale FL, USA; The four national championship awards presented to the Alabama Crimson Tide were on display during head coach Nick Saban winning coach press conference at Harbor Beach Marriott Resort

NCAA Football Top 25: Alabama Crimson Tide Unanimous #1 in WBN Preseason Poll

Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Eddie Lacy (42) runs with the ball against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the first half of the 2013 BCS Championship game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

After a long college football offseason, nothing seems to have really changed. At least not at the top of college football as the Alabama Crimson Tide has been named the preseason number one team in the first Wildcat Blue Nation poll of the year. Alabama was a unanimous choice for number one, while Ohio State and Oregon were technically tied at number two. Ohio State was picked as number two on more ballots than the Ducks however. Stanford and Georgia round out the top five.

Four other SEC teams reside in the top ten: South Carolina at six, Texas A&M at eight, LSU at nine  and Florida at ten. Here is the complete WBN Preseason Top 25:

  1. Alabama (5) – 125
  2. Ohio State – 116
  3. Oregon – 116
  4. Stanford – 108
  5. Georgia – 106
  6. South Carolina – 97
  7. Clemson – 93
  8. Texas A&M – 89
  9. LSU – 80
  10. Florida – 79
  11. Louisville – 76
  12. FSU – 72
  13. Oklahoma State – 61
  14. Notre Dame – 59
  15. Texas – 56
  16. Michigan – 53
  17. Oklahoma – 43
  18. Nebraska – 39
  19. TCU – 39
  20. UCLA – 31
  21. Boise State – 27
  22. Oregon State – 13
  23. USC – 12
  24. Wisconsin – 10
  25. Northwestern – 8

Other votes:  Miami (FL) – 7, Mississippi State – 3, Mississippi -2, Baylor – 2, Virginia Tech – 2

The WBN Top 25 is a weekly poll by the writers of the Wildcat Blue Nation.  This week, the participating voters were Paul Jordan, Josh Kays, Brian True, Jason Marcum, and Corey Price.  Look for the next poll to be published on September 1.

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