Alabama and Clemson will start in the Amway Coaches' Poll the same way they finished last season.

Number one.  Number two.

The poll was released today by USA Today.

Oklahoma is ranked third, followed by Florida State and Ohio State.

The LSU Tigers are ranked sixth, followed by Stanford, Michigan, Notre Dame and Tennessee.

Three other SEC schools, Ole Miss (#12), Georgia (#16) and Florida (#25) are also ranked in the Top 25.

Houston was the only non-power five school to make the pre-season ranking, checking in at #13.

Boise State, who opens the season at Louisiana on Sept. 3, received 73 preseason votes, good for a tie for 28th.

Appalachian State was the only Sun Belt school to receive preseason votes.