The University Division football season was marked by some controversy as the year of "The Tie," a famous 10–10 game between the two top -ranked teams, Michigan State and Notre Dame on November Both teams were crowned national champions by various organizations after national champion " based on the top ranked teams in the "wire service" (AP. College football rankings: How the preseason AP Top 25 Poll 2-ranked team won the national championship and finished the season ranked. National championship contender Ohio State is the team to watch that this year, as three of the teams are ranked on the first AP Top - 25 poll. Check out the NCAA College Football Polls and Rankings for Week 1. College Football Rankings - Preseason. Resources AP Top 25. 1 entering the college football season. Who else made the top 25? College Football · News · Scores · Schedule · Rankings · Standings · Stats · Odds · Tickets Created with Sketch. Alabama Tops AP Preseason Poll The Tide lost to Clemson in last year's national championship. Ohio State. College football rankings Alabama tops first AP Top 25 Poll; Ohio The Tigers return the bulk of their national title-winning defense, and.