The Crimson Tide, fresh off their fifth national championship of coach Nick Saban’s tenure in Tuscaloosa, were voted No. 1 by 61 of the 65 Football Bowl Subdivision coaches on this season’s panel. Though Alabama didn’t quite go wire-to-wire at No. 1 a year ago, the Tide started at the top and got back to the top spot when it mattered. Michigan State comes in at No. 12. The Spartans finished last season 10-3 and won the Holiday Bowl over Washington State.
Source: Detroit Free Press