Alabama football: Crimson Tide top preseason AP poll

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Topping the polls

The preseason AP Top 25 was revealed on Monday, with Alabama unsurprisingly topping the ranks. Ohio State rated second, while Alabama’s first opponent, Florida State, followed in third. The ranking bears out the TideSports’ staff prediction that the season opener against the Seminoles will be Alabama’s toughest game.

Despite that consensus, Alabama is a sizable favorite.

In other Alabama headlines …

Where it Hurts

It’s become something of a tradition for quarterbacks to treat their protectors on the offensive line to dinner. Jalen Hurts held true to form on Sunday, taking the big men to dinner at Baumhower’s, the restaurant owned by former Alabama defensive lineman Bob Baumhower. No word on the bill, or how many full chickens were required to make all those wings.

Total eclipse of the heart, part 2

Despite Saban’s aggressive disinterest in the Great American Eclipse, several Alabama players showed out for the celestial event.

See what the eclipse looked like from Bryant-Denny Stadium.

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