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2022 Preseason AP Top 25 released, Alabama at No. 1

I’m sure you’re sooooooooooooooooo surprised.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 04 SEC Championship Game - Georgia v Alabama Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Preseason AP Top 25 poll was released on Monday morning, an indication that we are closing in on the beginning of the 2022 college football season.

To the surprise of no one, the Alabama Crimson Tide leads the preseason rankings at No. 1. ‘Bama at the top of the preseason poll might as well be a fixture of the season: You know it’s going to happen, and ain’t much has happened to dissuade the pollsters from thinking otherwise.

With the Ohio State Buckeyes at No. 2, the next SEC team we find is the Georgia Bulldogs. The reigning CFP champions rank No. 3 to start this season. UGA is still littered with elite talent on both sides of the ball and is the prohibitive favorite to win the SEC East again. They start the season against the preseason eleventh-ranked Oregon Ducks in Atlanta.

With the Clemson Tigers and Notre Dame Fighting Irish rounding out the Top 5, the next SEC team we find is the Texas A&M Aggies. The Aggies start the year off ranked No. 6 in the preseason poll. A lofty position to be sure, A&M has a talented recruiting class coming into the fold as well as a whole heck of a lot of hype.

Three other SEC teams go 19-21, as the Arkansas Razorbacks, Kentucky Wildcats, and Ole Miss Rebels round out conference representation.