Rankings

2016: Preseason

 AP TOP 25  USA TODAY COACHES POLL
 1. Alabama (55) 1,585
 2. Clemson (7) 1,524
 3. Oklahoma 1,398
 4. Florida State (1) 1,351
 5. Ohio State 1,321
 6. LSU 1,241
 7. Stanford 1,149
 8. Michigan 1,062
 9. Notre Dame 1,034
 10. Tennessee (1) 960
 11. Michigan State 901
 12. Ole Miss 792
 12. Houston 668
 14. TCU 649
 15. Iowa 579
 16. Georgia 525
 17. Southern Cal 468
 18. Washington 454
 19. Oklahoma State 426
 20. North Carolina 422
 21. Baylor 383
 22. Oregon 361
 23. Louisville 331
 24. UCLA 296
 25. Florida 245
Others Receiving Votes:
Miami (Fla.) 120; Wisconsin 82; Utah 73; Boise State 73; Washington State 47; Texas A&M 37; Texas 34; Arkansas 34; Northwestern 31; Navy 30; Mississippi State 19; San Diego State 18; Nebraska 17; Auburn 17; Western Kentucky 11; Pittsburgh 8; Brigham Young 6; Appalachian State 4; Duke 3; Arizona 2; Marshall 2; Toledo 2; South Florida 2; Memphis 1; Indiana 1; Northern Illinois 1.