(WHNT) — With college football just 19 days away, the Associated Press Preseason Top 25 has officially been released.

The Alabama Crimson Tide enter the 2023 season ranked as the No. 4 team in the country behind Ohio State, Michigan and Georgia.

The Tide was ranked No. 3 in the preseason USA Today Coaches Poll which was released on August 7.

Alabama is coming off an 11-2 season in 2022, in which they won the Sugar Bowl against the Kansas State Wildcats. The team’s two losses came against Tennessee and LSU.

Now, the Crimson Tide is looking to bounce back in 2023. With Heisman-winning quarterback Bryce Young and linebacker Will Anderson Jr. both being selected in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft, alongside a number of other players in the later rounds – Coach Nick Saban has some holes to fill on offense and defense.

Saban also has a quarterback competition on his hands, as Jalen Milroe, Ty Simpson and Notre Dame transfer Tyler Buchner are still battling it out to see who will be the Tide’s starting QB.

The entire AP Preseason Top 25 can be found below:

  1. Georgia
  2. Michigan
  3. Ohio State
  4. Alabama
  5. LSU
  6. USC
  7. Penn State
  8. Florida State
  9. Clemson
  10. Washington
  11. Texas
  12. Tennessee
  13. Notre Dame
  14. Utah
  15. Oregon
  16. Kansas State
  17. TCU
  18. Oregon State
  19. Wisconsin
  20. Oklahoma
  21. North Carolina
  22. Ole Miss
  23. Texas A&M
  24. Tulane
  25. Iowa

In total, the SEC has six representatives in the initial AP Top 25.