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All week, ESPN has counted down its top 25 teams for the 2013 season. Now we have Nos. 1 through 5, with the two-time defending champion Alabama Crimson Tide reigning supreme -- but challenged by a number of top programs. Do you agree with our experts' rankings? Click the team logos below to submit your own!

2013 College Football Top 25

Alabama

Alabama

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 1
2012 record: 13-1

Ohio State

Ohio State

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 2
2012 record: 12-0

Oregon

Oregon

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 3
2012 record: 12-1

Stanford

Stanford

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 4
2012 record: 12-2

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 6
2012 record: 11-2

Georgia

Georgia

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 5
2012 record: 12-2

South Carolina

South Carolina

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 7
2012 record: 11-2

Louisville

Louisville

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 9
2012 record: 11-2

Clemson

Clemson

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 8
2012 record: 11-2

Florida

Florida

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 10
2012 record: 11-2

Florida State

Florida State

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 12
2012 record: 12-2

LSU

LSU

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 13
2012 record: 10-3

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 11
2012 record: 12-1

Michigan

Michigan

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 17
2012 record: 8-5

Texas

Texas

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 15
2012 record: 9-4

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 14
2012 record: 8-5

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 16
2012 record: 10-3

TCU

TCU

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 20
2012 record: 7-6

UCLA

UCLA

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 21
2012 record: 9-5

Nebraska

Nebraska

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 18
2012 record: 10-4

Boise State

Boise State

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 19
2012 record: 11-2

N'western

N'western

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 22
2012 record: 10-3

Oregon State

Oregon State

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 25
2012 record: 9-4

USC

USC

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 24
2012 record: 7-6

Baylor

Baylor

Coaches' poll preseason rank: Not ranked
2012 record: 8-5

Kansas State

Kansas State

Coaches' poll preseason rank: Not ranked
2012 record: 11-2

Miami (FL)

Miami (FL)

Coaches' poll preseason rank: Not ranked
2012 record: 7-5

Michigan State

Michigan State

Coaches' poll preseason rank: Not ranked
2012 record: 7-6

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech

Coaches' poll preseason rank: Not ranked
2012 record: 7-6

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 23
2012 record: 8-6

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The new American Athletic Conference isn't widely represented in the preseason coaches' Top 25; only defending Big East champion Louisville made the list (albeit at No. 9). Are the Cardinals the clear favorites in the AAC? How do their challengers stack up? Click on the boxes below to set your rankings!

2013 AAC football teams

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

2012 overall: 10-3
2012 Big East: 5-2

Connecticut

Connecticut

2012 overall: 5-7
2012 Big East: 2-5

Houston

Houston

2012 overall: 5-7
2012 C-USA: 4-4

Louisville

Louisville

2012 overall: 11-2
2012 Big East: 5-2

Memphis

Memphis

2012 overall: 4-8
2012 C-USA: 4-4

Rutgers

Rutgers

2012 overall: 9-4
2012 Big East: 5-2

South Florida

South Florida

2012 overall: 3-9
2012 Big East: 1-6

Southern Methodist

Southern Methodist

2012 overall: 7-6
2012 C-USA: 5-3

Temple

Temple

2012 overall: 4-7
2012 Big East: 2-5

UCF

UCF

2012 overall: 10-4
2012 C-USA: 7-1

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3. Which team will win the Beef 'O' Brady Bowl? (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET)

Sure, Louisville facing Southern Miss in the Beef 'O' Brady Bowl may not sound like the hottest ticket in town, but just wait until Brett Favre decides a few hours before kickoff to take the field for his alma mater. Bowl season is about ready to shift from first to second gear, so which team wins tonight in St. Petersburg?

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ESPN.com's college football writers and bloggers will be going conference by conference in the coming weeks to preview the season ahead, and we're looking for your rankings along the way. Things roll on with the Big East, where blogger Brian Bennett's rankings suggest good things for fans in New Jersey and hope for the reloading West Virginia Mountaineers.

1. Rutgers
2. Pittsburgh
3. West Virginia
T-4. Cincinnati
T-4. South Florida
Check out Bennett's complete Big East rankings.

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Columbia, South Carolina, meet Newcastle, England. You probably have some common ancestors. You both have frequently indecipherable, yet highly amusing, accents. And you both love football, if of slightly different varieties. You've also both been relegated. Sorry about that.

Fortunately for fans of the Gamecocks, their relegation is only hypothetical (longtime Premier League mainstay Newcastle's is more alarmingly real for its fans, who will kick off their season Saturday cheering on their lads against West Bromwich Albion in the Championship, English soccer's equivalent of the old I-AA gridiron designation on this side of the Atlantic).

South Carolina ended up on the wrong side of the cut line when SportsNation voted for the 40 teams that should make up Pat Forde's new and improved top flight of college football. Then again, maybe SportsNation mistakenly let its director of operations cast its vote instead. These things have been known to happen.

Things won't become official until Forde, Ivan Maisel and Mark Schlabach conduct a draft for their 40 teams Tuesday, but here's how things look in SportsNation's relegation zone.

Last Five In: Colorado, Pittsburgh, Utah, Illinois, Oregon State
First Five Out: South Carolina, BYU, Louisville, Kansas, North Carolina

orangebloodmike8

Awesome idea, but how about the winner of the lower division gets thrown in the mix of the national championship. America loves an underdog...

-- orangebloodmike8
JRWambach1983

You just hit everything right on the HEAD! You got it right. Absolutely right. Promotion/relegation in college football would be amazingly popular!! The conferences are dated. Most teams in power conferences don't deserve to be there. Conference championships are TERRIBLE!! I have been boycotting bowl games since I realized that true champions are not crowned in this terrible system. My team is the Indiana Hoosiers, and the NCAA should take a lot of stock in the fact that even I am for this set up 100 percent.

-- JRWambach1983

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