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Alabama Football: Why the Tide Were Ranked No. 2 in the Associated Press Poll
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Alabama landed at the No. 2 spot in the AP preseason poll that was released today, continuing the high expectations for the 2012 season that are coming out of Tuscaloosa, Ala. to start the season.

Looking at the projection, it is easy to see why the Tide was ranked No. 2 by the media. 

The Tide has a reputation of reloading under Nick Saban, as well as a rich history of consistent production on the football field—especially in the last three years where they have won two national titles. 

Digging into the expectations and roster for the Tide, here are the reasons why the Tide landed at the No. 2 spot in the AP preseason poll. 

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