News

Roll Tide! Alabama No. 1 in AP preseason poll

Roll Tide! Alabama No. 1 in AP preseason poll

RALPH D. RUSSO,AP College Football Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama will begin this season the way it ended the last two — No. 1.

Nick Saban and the two-time defending national champion Crimson Tide are top-ranked in The Associated Press preseason college football poll as they try to become the first team to win three straight national titles.

Much like the BCS championship game against Notre Dame, the vote was an Alabama landslide. The Tide received 58 of 60 first-place votes from the media panel to easily outdistance No. 2 Ohio State and match Florida in 2009 for the highest percentage of first-place votes received in the 63-year history of the preseason rankings.

The Buckeyes received one first-place vote.

Oregon is No. 3, followed by Stanford and Georgia, which received the other first-place vote.

 

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

Summary

 

Recent Headlines

today in National

Teen stowaway spent hours undetected at California airport

Updated
airport

A boy who stowed away on a flight to Hawaii in the frozen, oxygen-deprived wheel well of a passenger jet is resting in a hospital.

today in Sports

Suns’ Dragic voted NBA’s most improved

suns

Phoenix guard Goran Dragic, whose breakout campaign helped his team to a 23-win improvement, was named most improved player.

1 minute ago in Local Sports

Blaine’s Luke Ridnour back in the NBA playoffs

Fresh
Charlotte Bobcats' Luke Ridnour (13) shoots as Miami Heat's Chris Andersen (11) defends during the first half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Miami.

Miami took the opener of an Eastern Conference first-round series from Charlotte on Sunday. Game 2 is today at 4pm.

41 minutes ago in Local Sports

Athlete of Century, folk hero and brother combo are latest inductees into WWU Hall of Fame

Fresh
western washington university wwu vikings hall of fame 2014 hof

Jen Brandolini, Ron Radliff, and Jacob and Jared Stevenson to be inducted May 17th.

today in Local Sports

Houston’s Harden trying to be better in Game 2 

Portland Trail Blazers' Wesley Matthews (2) tries to drive past Houston Rockets' James Harden during the first half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Houston.

The Blazers battle the Rockets in Houston tonight at 6:30pm.