AlabamaClemson and Ohio State are ranked in the top four for the second straight season in the preseason coaches’ poll released on Tuesday, although their order has slightly changed.

The Crimson Tide, who will be seeking their seventh national title under coach Nick Saban, were an overwhelming choice for No. 1 with 63 votes, followed by Clemson, Oklahoma, Ohio State and Georgia. The Sooners received the other two first-place votes.

The lofty expectations are nothing new for Alabama, which has been ranked No. 3 or higher in each of the past 12 preseason coaches’ polls. In fact, last season was only the second time it was ranked outside the top two since 2010. The Tide were No. 3 behind Clemson and Ohio State but finished 13-0 after defeating the Buckeyes 52-24 in the College Football Playoff National Championship. The Tide also were No. 3 in the preseason coaches’ poll in 2015, when they defeated Clemson 45-40 in the CFP National Championship.