August 17, 2013 10:41 AM

Alabama No. 1 in AP pre-season poll; Louisville 9th

NEW YORK — Alabama will begin this season the way it ended the last two — No. 1. Nick Saban's two-time defending national champions are top-ranked in The Associated Press preseason college football poll, with the Crimson Tide trying to become the first team to win three straight national titles.

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