In one of the least shocking announcements of summer, two-time defending national champion
Alabama is followed in the USA Today coaches' poll by Ohio State,
Alabama, which picked up 58 of the possible 62 first-place votes, has never won a national title when it debuted at No. 1 in the coaches' poll.
This is the last season the USA Today coaches' poll will help choose the participants in the championship game. Next season, a selection committee will pick the top four teams for the new playoff.