Alabama No. 2 in preseason coaches poll

Crimson Tide to begin 2019 season exactly where it finished last season

The Amway’s Coaches Poll powered by USA TODAY Sports was released Thursday morning:

RankRecordPTS1stPrevChgHi/Lo

Rank Record PTS 1st Prev Chg Hi/Lo

1 Clemson 0-0 1619 59 1 — 1/1

2 Alabama 0-0 1566 6 2 — 2/2

3 Georgia 0-0 1447 0 3 — 3/3

4 Oklahoma 0-0 1415 0 4 — 4/4

5 Ohio State 0-0 1368 0 5 — 5/5

6 Louisiana State 0-0 1218 0 6 — 6/6

7 Michigan 0-0 1155 0 7 — 7/7

8 Florida 0-0 1103 0 8 — 8/8

9 Notre Dame 0-0 1100 0 9 — 9/9

10 Texas 0-0 1038 0 10 — 10/10

11 Texas A&M 0-0 893 0 11 — 11/11

12 Washington 0-0 834 0 12 — 12/12

13 Oregon 0-0 787 0 13 — 13/13

14 Penn State 0-0 699 0 14 — 14/14

15 Utah 0-0 642 0 15 — 15/15

16 Auburn 0-0 606 0 16 — 16/16

17 Wisconsin 0-0 436 0 17 — 17/17

17 Central Florida 0-0 436 0 17 — 17/17

19 Iowa 0-0 343 0 19 — 19/19

20 Michigan State 0-0 313 0 20 — 20/20

21 Washington State 0-0 274 0 21 — 21/21

22 Syracuse 0-0 227 0 22 — 22/22

23 Stanford 0-0 200 0 23 — 23/23

24 Iowa State 0-0 169 0 24 — 24/24

25 Northwestern 0-0 161 0 25 — 25/25

Nebraska 152; Boise State 118; Mississippi State 111; Miami 94; Army 91; Kentucky 79; Virginia Tech 64; Texas Christian 63; Southern California 47; Utah State 32; Fresno State 32; Virginia 30; Cincinnati 25; West Virginia 24; Memphis 24; Oklahoma State 20; South Carolina 15; NC State 12; Duke 10; Boston College 5; Florida State 4; Baylor 4; Appalachian State 4; North Texas 3; Houston 3; UCLA 2; Temple 2; Arizona State 2; Troy 1; Tennessee 1; Mississippi 1; Minnesota 1.

The Amway Board of Coaches is made up of 65 head coaches at Bowl Subdivision schools. All are members of the American Football Coaches Association. The board for the 2019 season: Chris Ash, Rutgers; Dino Babers, Syracuse; Craig Bohl, Wyoming; Jeff Brohm, Purdue; Neal Brown, West Virginia; Troy Calhoun, Air Force; Steve Campbell, South Alabama; Rod Carey, Temple; Jamey Chadwell, Coastal Carolina; Geoff Collins, Georgia Tech; David Cutcliffe, Duke; Mark Dantonio, Michigan State; Butch Davis, Florida International; Ryan Day, Ohio State; Manny Diaz, Miami (Fla.); Dana Dimel, Texas-El Paso; Dave Doeren, North Carolina State; Sonny Dykes, Southern Methodist; Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M; Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern; James Franklin, Penn State; Hugh Freeze, Liberty; Willie Fritz, Tulane; Scott Frost, Nebraska; Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech; Thomas Hammock, Northern Illinois; Bryan Harsin, Boise State; Clay Helton, Southern California; Tyson Helton, Western Kentucky; Tom Herman, Texas; Doc Holliday, Marshall; Jay Hopson, Southern Mississippi; Mike Houston, East Carolina; Mike Leach, Washington State; Lance Leipold, Buffalo; Tim Lester, Western Michigan; Chip Lindsey, Troy; Seth Littrell, North Texas; Scot Loeffler, Bowling Green; Rocky Long, San Diego State; Chad Lunsford, Georgia Southern; Gus Malzahn, Auburn; Chuck Martin, Miami (Ohio); Doug Martin, New Mexico State; Jeff Monken, Army; Phillip Montgomery, Tulsa; Dan Mullen, Florida; Ken Niumatalolo, Navy; Ed Orgeron, LSU; Gary Patterson, TCU; Chris Petersen, Washington; Jeremy Pruitt, Tennessee; Matt Rhule, Baylor; Nick Saban, Alabama; Tony Sanchez, UNLV; Kirby Smart, Georgia; Jonathan Smith, Oregon State; Frank Solich, Ohio; Jake Spavital, Texas State; Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee; Kevin Sumlin, Arizona; Dabo Swinney, Clemson; Jeff Tedford, Fresno State; Matt Wells, Texas Tech; Kyle Whittingham, Utah.

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