The preseason AP poll was released on Saturday morning, joining the likes of SEC media days and the first day of fall camps in a string of many unofficial starts to the college football season.
But this one should be the last.
Alabama was the predictable No. 1, followed by Ohio State, Oregon, Stanford and Georgia. If those rankings look familiar, that's because they are: The AP Top Five was identical to that of the coaches poll.
In fact, as ESPN's Brett McMurphy pointed out, the same 25 teams graced each preseason poll and 19 of them were in the same exact spot.
But there were still a couple of curious differences worth noting.