Alabama Debuts at No. 3 in Initial AP Poll
After finishing the 2019 season ranked No. 8 in the AP Poll, the Alabama Crimson Tide debuts at No. 3 in the inaugural AP Poll of the 2020 season. Alabama is the highest ranking SEC team and the second highest ranked team that is planning on having a season. Alabama received two first-place votes, Clemson and Ohio State were ranked first and second ahead of the Tide respectively.