The Week 1 Coaches Poll was released by USA Today on Tuesday. Six SEC teams were listed in the Top 25 after the first full weekend of the 2017 football season.
It was no surprise to see Alabama stand tall as the top-rated team in the poll coming off a prime-time victory against Florida State at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Saturday night. Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide checks in at No. 1 on the list ahead of Ohio State, which got off to a sluggish start in a road win against Indiana on Thursday evening.
Georgia took care of Appalachian State, but lost starting QB Jacob Eason in the process. He will not be able to play when the Bulldogs take on Notre Dame on Saturday. Tennessee capped Week 1 action with a thrilling overtime victory against Georgia Tech at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Florida was the league’s lone ranked blemish in Week 1, showing little signs of life on offense in a 33-17 loss to Michigan at AT&T Stadium in Dallas on Saturday afternoon.
The Coaches Poll, which is comprised of the votes of 65 FBS head coaches, has been around since 1950. In the past, it served as a part of a formula to determine BCS rankings. But with the use of a College Football Playoff selection committee in place to determine the four teams that advance at the end of the season, it no longer plays a direct role in determining college football’s national champion.
The 2017 preseason Coaches Poll placed the Crimson Tide as the top SEC team at No. 1, LSU at No. 12, Auburn No. 13, Georgia at No. 15, Florida at No. 16 and Tennessee at No. 24.
Here’s a look at the complete 2017 Week 1 Coaches Poll:
Coaches Poll: 2017 college football Top 25 after Week 1
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