The Crimson Tide start at the top spot ahead of the 2022 season after finishing runner-up to the Bulldogs
2 August 2022
12:59 PM ET
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Preseason CBS Sports 131 college football rankings
The 2022 college football season will begin in a matter of weeks, but before the games can begin, a tradition rooted in the sport must take place: the preseason rankings. Our starting point for the season is CBS Sports 131 – our complete ranking of every team at FBS level, now including James Madison – which has Alabama, runner-up at last year’s College Football Playoffs, in first place. with all but one voter he chose Crimson Tide as the best team in the nation entering the season.