LOS ANGELES — It’s finally here. On Sunday, the Associated Press released its fabled Top 25 poll, dictating to all who see it the early pecking order of the teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). With the season starting with Cal vs. Hawaii in Sydney, Australia tomorrow (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), we now have a pretty short window to get comfortable with the rankings before the torrent of the season sweeps us up. Let us begin.

As always, here are the rankings for you to examine for yourself, from AP.org:

1
Alabama (33)
Record: 14-1
PV Rank

1

Points

1,469

2
Clemson (16)
Record: 14-1
2
1,443
3
Record: 11-2
5
1,352
4
Record: 10-3
14
1,325
5
LSU (1)
Record: 9-3
16
1,269
6
Record: 12-1
4
1,224
7
Record: 10-3
12
1,147
8
Record: 12-2
3
1,029
9
Record: 9-4
22
1,021
10
11
1,006
11
Record: 10-3
10
718
12
Record: 12-2
6
710
13
Record: 11-2
7
707
14
Record: 7-6
651
15
Record: 13-1
8
644
16
Record: 8-5
496
17
Record: 12-2
9
484
18
Record: 10-3
448
19
Record: 8-5
447
20
Record: 8-6
344
21
Record: 10-3
20
316
22
Record: 11-3
15
283
23
Record: 10-3
13
280
24
Record: 9-4
19
218
25
Record: 10-4
25
180

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Pac-12 Department Head, The Armchair All-Americans, LLC
I’m Christian Babcock. I love sports (obviously), especially those in my home region of the Bay Area. I have grown up experiencing exciting moments in sporting history in the form of championships for the San Francisco Giants and Golden State Warriors. Went to college for a year in LA, then came back to my senses and returned to the Bay. Follow me on Twitter @CB_Journalist for updates on my new articles as well as my other journalistic pursuits.
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