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Coaches vote Tide overwhelming No. 1

Updated: August 6, 2010, 7:16 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

TYSONS CORNER, Va. -- Defending national champion Alabama is No. 1 atop the USA Today preseason coaches' poll.

Boise State will begin the season ranked No. 5. The Broncos, like Alabama, finished last season 14-0. They beat TCU in the Fiesta Bowl.

The Crimson Tide got 55 of 59 possible first place votes. The other four went to Ohio State, which is No. 2 in the newspaper's ranking.

"I don't think it means a whole lot," Alabama coach Nick Saban said of the ranking.

"[Preseason ...

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