WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL/AP) – The Iowa Hawkeyes and the Iowa State Cyclones have made the AP preseason Top 25 Poll.
The Hawkeyes have been ranked in at No. 20 and the Cyclones are at rank No. 21.
AP Top 25 Poll: https://apnews.com/APTop25CollegeFootballPoll
Cross off another milestone for Clemson, college football’s newest superpower.
For the first time, the defending national champion Tigers are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 presented by Regions Bank . The Tigers won the program’s second national title in three seasons behind freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence in January. Clemson now can claim equal standing with Alabama at the top of the sport.
The Crimson Tide, coming off a 44-16 loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff championship, is No. 2. Clemson received 52 first-place votes and Alabama received the other 10 from the media. Clemson snaps a record-tying string of three straight years in which Alabama was preseason No. 1.
Georgia, Alabama’s Southeastern Conference rival, is No. 3, followed by No. 4 Oklahoma and No. 5 Ohio State.