Athlon Magazine Ranks Alabama Football #1 to Start 2013 Season

By Don Kausler Jr. |

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- A major college football publication expects a "three-peat" from Alabama this season.

Athlon Sports has the Crimson Tide ranked No. 1 in its preseason Top 25. The publication's Top 25 countdown ended today.

Alabama, which has won the past two BCS championships and three of the past four, is one of four Southeastern Conference teams in the top 10 and one of six in the top 25.

The other SEC teams are No. 4 Georgia, , No. 5 South Carolina, No. 9 Texas A&M, No. 12 LSU and No. 13 Florida.

Ohio State is ranked No. 2, followed by Oregon. Clemson is ranked No. 6, followed by Stanford and Notre Dame. Louisville is No. 10.

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